ASM Global announced today a bold new corporate social responsibility platform, ASM GLOBAL ACTS, which dramatically elevates the entertainment giant’s commitment to protect the environment, invest in people and strengthen communities around the globe.
ASM Global will also launch the ASM Global Acts Foundation to support philanthropic and community-based endeavors guided by its sustainability and diversity pillars. In addition, the ASM Global Acts Scholarship will focus on serving diverse and under-resourced communities with educational and career-development opportunities.
“ASM Global operates hundreds of stadiums, convention centers and arenas around the globe, which boost local economies, employ area residents and provide meaningful opportunities for the communities we call home,” said Ron Bension, president and CEO of ASM Global. “We will immediately launch this initiative at our Pennsylvania Convention Center, Chicago’s McCormick Place, California’s Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Ontario Convention Center and Toyota Arena; but we plan to implement ASM Global Acts at every venue we have under our guidance as we roll it out in 2022. The ASM Global Acts Foundation and Scholarship further strengthens our philanthropic efforts and solidifies our intention to make a difference in the communities where we do business.”
Aligned with many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the new initiative is an extension of 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 these commitments will happen at both the corporate and local level, creating value at scale within communities.
ASM Global has outlined the following broad goals and commitments:
- PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT – Reduce waste from the guest experience across our venues, enhance facility efficiency through capital investments, and protect and preserve resources in and around our communities.
- INVEST IN PEOPLE – Create an environment of inclusion and gender equity across our organization, grow the diversity of our business partners around the world, and enable opportunities for our current and future workforce.
- STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES – Engage in improving the vitality of our communities, increase philanthropic support through meaningful efforts, and enhance the health and well-being of our coworkers, clients and guests.
The company will establish annual targets that measure impact and progress to achieving the commitments.
“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,” Bension said. “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,” Bension added.