AEG 1EARTHAEG's industry-leading environmental sustainability program

The AEG 1EARTH mission is to reduce our company's environmental impact and drive business value through sustainability.

/media/images/aeg1earthAEG 1EARTH is AEG's corporate environmental sustainability program. Through AEG 1EARTH, AEG identifies goals to guide company decision-making, measures and quantifies the environmental impact of our activities, and develops strategies and tools to improve our environmental performance. The core elements of AEG 1EARTH are our 2020 Environmental Goals, AEG Ecometrics system, and education and communication initiatives.

In 2017, we released our sixth sustainability report, which details the environmental performance of our venues, festivals, and offices in 2016. Click here (opens in a new window) to view AEG's 2017 Sustainability Report. Download Adobe Reader

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[+] 2020 Environmental Goals

AEG has three 2020 Environmental Goals covering the areas most material to our operations: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, potable water conservation, and diversion of materials from landfills. These goals are designed to drive continuous improvement in our environmental performance over time.

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* All goals are measured against a 2010 baseline

[+] AEG Ecometrics

AEG measures our progress towards these 2020 goals using our AEG Ecometrics environmental performance tracking system. Through Ecometrics, we can track more than 86 data points, ranging from energy consumption to food composted.

We measure the environmental performance of all AEG-owned or managed venues using Ecometrics. Venue managers can leverage this data to find opportunities to reduce their environmental footprint. AEG's sustainability team relies on Ecometrics data analytics to understand and manage the company's aggregate environmental footprint, and to identify high-priority projects. Ecometrics also helps us evaluate the success of our initiatives and develop best practices, which are shared throughout the company.

Because our business is continually growing, and we manage a diverse portfolio of venues, we normalize our Ecometrics data by total attendance to provide a clear indicator of our overall environmental performance.

[+] Education and Communication

Our experience to date has demonstrated that people are the key to successful sustainability initiatives. The best technology in the world can't achieve its full potential if people don't understand how to get the best from it. That's why AEG incorporates sustainability into our employee training programs and works to help employees understand the environmental impact of their jobs. We also encourage venues to create "green teams" that empower employees at all levels to get involved in sustainability.

With the high visibility of its venues and events, AEG also has a unique platform to raise public awareness of environmental sustainability issues. We reach these audiences by distributing environmental messaging in venues, online and through social media, as well as hosting awareness-raising events for Earth Hour, Earth Day, and America Recycles Day. Through these education efforts, we encourage guests and the public to incorporate environmentally friendly choices into their daily lives and strive to extend our positive impact beyond AEG events.

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

T-Mobile Arena

As of 2016, Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International, became the first sports and entertainment arena in Las Vegas to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. AEG and MGM Resorts partnered together to implement a comprehensive environmental sustainability program to take into account all major aspects of the building’s construction and operations. To minimize energy consumption, high-efficiency LED lighting and a heating, ventilating and air condition system (HVAC) were installed throughout the arena. Additionally, an on-site well provides all of T-Mobile Arena’s irrigation water, reducing the demand on the city’s local water supply. To further maximize water efficiency, low-flow fixtures were installed throughout the facility, reducing estimated water consumption to 40% below what is required by code. To help maximize waste diversion at the arena, the operations team placed single-stream waste bins throughout the concourse with signage stating, “We recycle for you.” At the end of each event, the operations staff sorts and separates recyclables at the back-of-house loading dock. “Our experience shows that green building practices and sustainable operations are not only the right thing to do, but also make business sense. The T-Mobile Arena will be an industry leader in delivering top-quality entertainment while minimizing the venue’s impact on the local and global environment,” said Dan Beckerman, President & CEO of AEG.

Click here (opens in a new window) to view AEG's 2017 Sustainability Report. Download Adobe Reader

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