At AEG, we seek to align ourselves with the communities where we do business. We strive to grow our business by being transparent and building trust. We support good causes and protect the environment. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and ensuring our policies address the diverse needs of our employees. Only by living these beliefs everyday can we continue to pursue our mission to be the leading and most innovative sports and live entertainment company in the world.
We strive to form a perfect balance between creative excellence and business excellence and work diligently to build a diverse environment that celebrates inclusion and rewards collaboration and success.
AEG is proud to have earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees that awarded us the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” and to be a part of the AARP Employer Pledge Program, recognizing the skills and experience of all workers, regardless of age.
Valuing Our Differences
We recognize that to continue our global leadership, AEG must reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate. By respecting and appreciating our differences in ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, and religion, we can shape a powerful team culture that adds value to our business by creating diversity of thought. We know that it is diversity of thought that drives our innovation and makes us better.
Training and Developing Our Talent
Our employees are the cornerstone of our success, which is why Equal Opportunity Employment is at the core of our hiring practices. We have invested in programs to ensure we develop an inclusive culture. Our corporate-sponsored employee network groups provide a forum for the open exchange of ideas and professional relationship building, and our Women’s Leadership Development Program helps ensure that our future women leaders are prepared for the next steps in their careers.
Supporting minority, women, veteran and LGBTQ-owned businesses
As leaders in our communities, we believe that our supplier base should reflect the diversity of our customers and aim to support and collaborate with local minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and LGBTQ-owned businesses where and whenever possible. Our mission is to ensure that our suppliers reflect the rich diversity of the communities where we conduct business. We strive to empower our local partners and provide them with opportunities that help them build their financial capacity.
Everything we do calls on the intellectual and entrepreneurial talents of our employees. Together, we are building a culture that values integrity, trust and inclusion where differences of opinions matter and are given voice. We focus on innovation and keeping employees active and engaged. We strive to create a positive work-life balance and provide opportunities for all employees to grow their careers and be all that they can be.
We launched our corporate sustainability program, AEG 1EARTH, with the goal of minimizing our environmental footprint to make a difference. We set aggressive targets to reduce carbon emissions, improve water-use efficiency and reduce waste generation throughout our global operations. We continue to invest in energy efficient upgrades and renewable energy, support innovative technologies to lower water demand and pilot new waste initiatives to reduce single-use plastics across our operations.
Sports for Climate Action
At AEG, we believe that we can drive meaningful environmental change through the choices we make and the actions we take. We are proud that we were one of the first companies to adopt a science-based greenhouse gas reduction goal that’s in line with the IPCC’s recommendation of a 1.5˚ C global warming limit, and that our sports entities have pledged their support to the UN’s Sports for Climate Action Framework. Together with over 100 million guests annually, we are making a positive difference.
AEG 1EARTH Ambassadors Program
We believe in empowering our employees and educating them about sustainable best practices in order to advance our mission to safeguard the environment. Our AEG 1EARTH Ambassadors Program incentivizes our global employees to learn more about sustainability practices that they can adopt personally, as well as champion within their department or business division. Through programs like this, we are better equipping our employees to help amplify our collective contributions.