Las Vegas, June 9, 2022 – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts” or the “Company”) was presented the Warrior Award by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council at their Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards in Oakland, California on May 12, 2022. The award recognizes companies that exhibit a steadfast commitment to supplier diversity and minority business engagement. MGM Resorts is committed to cultivating partnerships with community partners and suppliers to support the development of diverse businesses to drive growth and expand company goodwill around the world.
“We are honored to be recognized for our robust efforts of prioritizing diversity and inclusion to enable a positive economic impact in communities,” said Kenyatta Lewis, Executive Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainable Procurement. “We look forward to continuing to cultivate and expand our partnerships with community partners and suppliers.”
In addition to its supplier diversity framework, MGM Resorts supports the development of business skills and growth capacity of diverse businesses through its yearly Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program, an eight-month program designed to identify and address critical business development gaps for emerging diverse-owned businesses to compete in a global supply chain. Through the program, which has a goal to graduate 150 diverse-owned businesses by 2025, business leaders are given the tools to enhance operational efficiencies, harness financial management and elevate leadership acumen.
The supplier diversity program at MGM Resorts includes enterprises that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by minorities, women, the economically disadvantaged, veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals and persons with disabilities. The effort is part of the Company’s larger commitment to be Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet, which articulates the commitment to a set of priorities and goals that will generate actions that have an enduring impact on the world. Click here to learn more about Focused on What Matters.
About the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
The Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC) supports the growth and business development of minority communities by championing the use of minority-owned businesses in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i. Visit www.rmsdc.org to learn more.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 32 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company’s 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.
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Crystal McNeal Executive Director, Internal Brand and Social Impact & Sustainability Communications