Empire City Casino, a member of the MGM Resorts portfolio located in Yonkers, expressed a deep commitment to social impact and sustainability initiatives benefiting the communities in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and the Bronx. The casino supports numerous charitable organizations through grants and in-kind donations. It invests hundreds of thousands of dollars in public education, food insecurity, and workforce development programs.
Jyoti Chopra, the Chief People, Inclusion, and Sustainability Officer, expressed great pride in the efforts made over the past year. She stated, “Our employees are empowered to use their individual and collective strengths to help the company achieve our goals in the areas of environmental sustainability, philanthropy and diversity, equity and inclusion.”
One of the focuses at MGM Resorts is community volunteerism. With a goal of surpassing 1.12 million employee volunteer hours by 2025, the company strives to aid nonprofit organizations in delivering critical services to families within local communities. Empire City Casino contributes to this goal through student backpack drives, graffiti cleanup, and participating in Earth Day activities to clean up the Saw Mill River.
Sustainability is a also crucial aspect of Empire City’s operations, and the casino offers financial assistance to organizations like Groundwork Hudson Valley.
Furthermore, Empire City Casino is an active participant in Feeding Westchester‘s Annual Golden Scoop event. aiming to combat rising food prices and alleviate food deserts in Westchester and Bronx communities.
Taryn Duffy, the Vice President of Public Affairs at Empire City Casino, expressed the company’s unwavering commitment to social impact and stewardship, both locally and as part of the global MGM Resorts family.
We are colleagues, neighbors, and friends, and our commitment to community is unwavering. To be part of a company with aligned corporate values is a source of pride. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far and we’re not done yet.
With the publication of its 2022 Social Impact and Sustainability Report, MGM Resorts International and its subsidiary, Empire City Casino, demonstrate their dedication to creating a positive impact on society and the environment.