Venue Operator Launches New CSR Platforms
Stadium and convention center operator ASM Global has launched ASM Global Acts, the ASM Global Acts Foundation, and a scholarship program to support its commitment to corporate social responsibility, and community and environmental initiatives around the world.
The group is also supporting philanthropic and community-based endeavors guided by its sustainability and diversity pillars, with the new scholarship program targeting educational and career-development opportunities at diverse and under-resourced communities.
Aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the new initiatives extend ASM Global’s longstanding commitments to creating a better workplace, a more diverse workforce, serving the communities where it operates, and contributing to a healthier environment and planet.
The execution of the commitments will happen at both the corporate and local level, creating value at scale within communities, and will implement additional commitments to:
Protect the Environment – Reduce waste from the guest experience across venues, enhance facility efficiency through capital investments, and protect and preserve resources in and around communities ASM Global operates in;
Invest in People – Create an environment of inclusion and gender equity across the organization, grow the diversity of business partners around the world, and enable opportunities for current and future employees; and
Strengthen Communities – Engage in improving the vitality of communities ASM Global operates in; increase philanthropic support through meaningful efforts; and enhance the health and well-being of co-workers, clients and guests.
ASM Global is also committing to publishing annual targets that assess the impact and progress of its CSR initiatives.
Ron Benson, President and Chief Executive Officer, says: "Whether you are a performer on our stages, a technician, hospitality team member or visitor to our venue, we all have the ability to work together and harness our collective action to make the world a better place.
"Our ASM Global Acts initiative is inspired by this idea of action and brings to life our dedication to making a meaningful difference in our communities and beyond."