Marina Bay Sands takes sharks fin off the menu

    Marina Bay Sands has taken shark fin soup off the menu in its restaurants and convention centre amid concern about the environmental impact of the Chinese delicacy.
    “Removing shark fin from the menus across our different business units is a bold testament to our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. Marina Bay Sands is a leader in the hospitality and MICE industry – we have the unique opportunity to inspire and influence our customers and partners to adopt sustainable practices,” said Kevin Teng, Director of Sustainability at Marina Bay Sands.
    A long-standing feature of most lavish Chinese banquets, shark fin soup has been blamed for placing many species of sharks on the highly endangered list.
    Environmental activists welcomed the move, with Elaine Tan, CEO of World Wildlife Fund Singapore, calling the decision “exemplary.”
    Last week, parent company, Las Vegas Sands was named one of
    the world’s most environmentally-friendly companies in Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings. LVS holds the 18th spot on the U.S. 500 list, and the 28th position on the Global 500 list.