We’re committed to creating
a better future.
At PENN Entertainment, we’re dedicated to safeguarding our natural resources and helping to protect the environment as part of our daily operations. Our commitment to compliance, conservation, communication and continuous improvement promotes environmental excellence throughout our company.
We make waste reduction a priority
Designing strong efforts to reduce waste has become integral at all levels of our company. Each PENN location has been challenged to play a part and the results have been impressive.
We’re dedicated to complying and — in many cases — moving beyond compliance with environmental laws to use resources more effectively and reduce our environmental footprint.
We have many initiatives in place to conserve energy and water and reduce or eliminate plastic waste. Our newest locations even feature EV charging stations and water bottle refilling stations.
30 of our properties have shifted marketing communication campaigns from direct mail to email and our goal is to continue to work towards the elimination of direct mail by 2025.
Our constant effort to improve has led us to explore Xeriscape installation. This landscaping design uses low-water-use or drought-tolerant plants that require little to no irrigation.
Waste reduction tactics for today & tomorrow.
In an effort to reduce or eliminate plastic waste, 75% of our locations with hotels now use bulk amenity dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and body wash. In 2021, this initiative managed to eliminate seven tons of plastic from our hotels.
Through our waste oil recycling program we recycled 65% of oil consumed in 2021, totaling over 500,000 pounds of oil and eliminating 22,278 plastic jugs. Ten new PENN locations were onboarded to this program in 2021 for a total of 28 participating locations.
Eliminating plastic reward program cards
Our mywallet program was launched at nine casinos, offering customers cardless access to their accounts through our mychoice® app and greatly reducing the amount of plastic used for our loyalty program cards.
Reducing plastic water bottle consumption
Approximately 30% of our properties have installed refillable water bottle stations in their public areas or plan to do so in 2022. This will make a drastic impact on reducing the amount of plastic waste at our locations.
Expanding our recycling efforts
We’ve made recycling an important part of our program with an initiative that includes electronics, scrap metal, batteries, toner and pallets. Our racetracks even recycle straw, sand and manure.
Energy efficiency that
makes a difference
We are continually searching for ways to make our locations more energy efficient. Our newest destinations were designed with a number of cutting-edge energy-saving features and our other locations have been constantly adding updates.
80% of our locations have already completed an energy efficient lighting upgrade from incandescent bulbs to LEDs.
EV charging stations
25% of our locations have Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations with 34% more adding them within the year.
35% of our hotels use smart thermostats that auto-adjust hotel room temperatures based on occupancy status.
Being smart about water conservation
Recognizing that access to abundant, clean water is a critical need for the communities and ecosystems where we operate, we pledge to minimize our water usage wherever possible.
Through our landfill diversion program, PENN has been able to save 1.96 million gallons of water.
AER-DEC® Integrated Sinks
Our newest locations feature AER-DEC® Integrated Sinks — combining a soap dispenser, faucet, hand dryer and sink basin all in one touch-free, hygienic, highly efficient system.
Other Water Conservation Methods
We also encourage guests to participate in our linen and towel reuse program, and low-flow fittings and efficient use of laundry facilities help to further curb water waste.
Reducing environmental impact
with sustainable foods
PENN prioritizes sustainable food production and supply chains through a focus on fair trade, hormone-free and reduced-antibiotic food and beverage procurement.
100% of the fluid milk we purchased in the last year is free of artificial growth hormones.
Reduced Antibiotic Chicken
94% of the chicken we purchased was produced without the routine use of human antibiotics.
86% of the seafood we served at our restaurants comes from sustainable sources.*
*Calculations are based on items where the source has been identified as sustainable or not sustainable per the Seafood Watch (SFW) criteria.
Setting new standards with LEED certified buildings
PENN Entertainment’s latest greenfield developments were certified as LEED® Gold or LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council, and our newest building projects include additional energy efficiencies, such as LED lighting, EV charging stations, water-conserving toilets, water bottle refilling stations, AER-DEC® integrated sinks and HVAC improvements.
LEED® Gold Certified
Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts, which opened in 2015, is a certified LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold facility. 75% of the existing building structure was constructed from reclaimed materials. Approximately 98% of its construction waste was diverted for recycling and re-use and 50% of the wood on the project was from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests.
Featured initiative: Plainridge Park Casino
Our Plainridge Park Casino location has shown a positive impact on the health of team members and guests, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
12% of the building’s electricity comes from a solar panel system and the building uses 26% less energy through the use of these panels and high efficiency equipment in our restaurants.
The building uses 42% less water by incorporating high efficiency plumbing fixtures and equipment, and water efficient landscaping provides a 55% water use savings with no potable water used.
Explore more about PENN Entertainment
We’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. Learn more about the work we’re doing in our host communities.
We empower our people to do the work they love — by giving everyone a voice, celebrating diversity and encouraging development for all team members.