IGT | Sustainability Strengthens the Social Contract

As a leading lottery supplier, IGT recognises the vital importance of preserving society’s trust. By ensuring that sustainable and responsible practices are woven into the fabric of our daily operations, we continuously reaffirm our social contract to operate, building a stronger future not only for our business, but for our customers, their players, and the industry.

IGT recently released its 12th annual IGT Sustainability Report, “Ahead of the Game,” an externally audited document that validates IGT’s sustainability activities and data. The report highlights how we support our industry, our communities, our employees, and our suppliers, and shows how IGT’s sustainability strategy relies on recognising all our stakeholders’ interests, as well as communicating openly through ongoing dialogue, managing direct and indirect effects on all stakeholders, acknowledging and minimising any potentially negative impact, and adopting transparent and accountable practices.

IGT strives to enrich the communities where the Company operates. In 2018, IGT Finland employees ran in the Enterprise Marathon in Helsinki. Proceeds from the event supported Lasten Liike, a program that helps promote physical activity for elementary school children.

IGT’s goal is to provide value for all our stakeholders, including creating solutions that help our customers protect their players. The report documents how IGT is the only vendor with three distinct industry certifications for its commitment to Responsible Gaming. The Company strengthened its commitment in 2018 with recertification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its Corporate Social Responsibility Standards and Certification Framework. In addition, it was the first gaming supplier to achieve accreditation from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) for both its digital and gaming segments. The Company also succeeded with its Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) recertification.

“We didn’t wait to be required by a regulator or asked by our customers to prove our commitment to responsible gaming,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications. “Over a decade ago, IGT began proactively incorporating responsible gaming programs into our business practices and programs, providing sophisticated solutions that customers can tailor further for their specific needs, and we continue to earn multiple industry accreditations for our ongoing leadership in this area.”

To build on its sustainability objectives, IGT joined the United Nations Global Compact network, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, aligning its strategies and operations with 10 universal principles related to human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. We also recently took steps to support the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs and their specific targets refer to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a 15-year plan to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet.

Of the UN’s 17 SDGs, IGT has identified nine that the Company can influence, and in 2018, it carried out a series of initiatives as part of our long-term plan, including:

  • Investing in our Industry, Customers, and Communities: IGT’s Instant Ticket Services headquarters in Lakeland, Florida, expanded its building by 45,000 square feet (approximately 4,180 square meters) and added a new flexographic printing press – an outstanding investment in the lottery industry, IGT’s customers, and the local community. Employment at the facility has grown to 112 percent since its opening in 2009, and the expansion is expected to boost full-time employment at the plant in the coming years.
  • Supporting a Fair and Inclusive Culture: IGT appointed a Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion to lead the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and implement its Global Strategic Plan. We also launched the first expanding network of employee-led Diversity and Inclusion Groups that help to attract, retain, and develop fellow colleagues, foster inclusion, and drive business innovation.
  • Empowering Communities: Community engagement is built into IGT’s culture and supported by employee-directed giving programs. These programs include “Global Giving Week – A Day for Doing,” launched in 2018 to encourage employees to use a paid day off to volunteer in their local communities. Employees around the world took part in the first year, volunteering over 4,100 hours to registered charities and non-profits.
  • Giving Children a Digital Advantage: The After School Advantage (ASA) program is IGT’s flagship community initiative, providing non-profit community agencies and public schools with 300 digital learning centres in the past 20 years to help at-risk children gain critical, competitive skills. In 2018, IGT launched a plan to refresh the program with a greater focus on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, in step with the UN’s Sustainable Development goals.
  • Saving Energy Around the World: IGT offices and facilities worldwide created initiatives at the local level to reduce the company’s environmental impact. From Amsterdam and Beijing to Billings, Montana, new site-specific projects target electricity and gas consumption, lighting, ventilation, and eco-friendly behaviours. The energy savings from these programs is equivalent to the amount needed to charge nearly 182 million smartphones.

Among the United Nation’s 17 Sustainability Goals, IGT has identified nine that the Company is influencing through its sustainability efforts.

The 2018 report notes that IGT is now able to gather, monitor, and store quantitative and qualitative environmental data for almost every office in the enterprise for compliance purposes and sustainability matters. IGT has also increased data comparability and accuracy to easily see year-over-year differences, which helps increase process efficiency.

The ambitious goals and results highlighted in the 2018 Sustainability Report were made possible by IGT employees’ dedication to fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace aligned with IGT’s business strategy and its five core values: Passionate, Pioneering, Responsible, Authentic, and Collaborative.

Learn more about how we work to respect both people and the environment, while delivering innovation and excellence to keep gaming fun for all. Read the 2018 report now.

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IGT | La durabilité renforce le contrat social

IGT reconnaît l’importance vitale de préserver la confiance de la société. En veillant à intégrer des pratiques de développement durable dans nos activités quotidiennes, nous réaffirmons sans cesse notre contrat social d’exploitation afin de bâtir un avenir plus solide non seulement pour notre entreprise, mais aussi pour nos clients des loteries, leurs joueurs et le secteur.

IGT a récemment publié son 12e rapport annuel sur le développement durable, « Ahead of the Game » (Une longueur d’avance), qui décrit le travail de création de valeur de l’entreprise à l’échelle internationale, la progression de sa responsabilité sociale et la transparence du compte-rendu de ses activités. L’objectif d’IGT est d’offrir de la valeur à toutes nos parties prenantes, notamment en développant des solutions qui aident nos clients à protéger leurs joueurs. Par exemple, le rapport indique qu’IGT est le seul fournisseur à détenir trois certifications sectorielles distinctes pour son engagement envers le jeu responsable.

Le rapport montre également la façon dont IGT concentre activement sa stratégie de responsabilité sociale d’entreprise sur neuf des objectifs de l’ONU en matière de développement durable afin de continuer à renforcer notre leadership d’entreprise grâce à des pratiques de développement durable avancées.

Chaque année, le rapport est l’occasion de poursuivre le dialogue avec nos parties prenantes sur la façon dont nos activités ont eu un impact positif sur les communautés internationales que nous servons par le biais d’un large éventail d’échanges avec les clients, de participation communautaire et d’activités impliquant les employés, notamment la nomination d’un vice-président pour la diversité et l’inclusion pour diriger le Bureau de la diversité et de l’inclusion et mettre en œuvre son Plan stratégique global. IGT a également renforcé l’autonomie des communautés par le biais de programmes comme « Semaine mondiale du don - Journée d’action », qui encourage les employés à utiliser un jour de congé payé pour faire du bénévolat dans leur communauté locale, et notre programme d’aide parascolaire After School Advantage (ASA), qui a fourni 300 centres de formation numérique aux organismes communautaires à but non lucratif et aux écoles publiques au cours de ces 20 dernières années. De plus, IGT a économisé de l’énergie dans le monde entier grâce à de nouveaux projets axés sur la consommation d’électricité et de gaz, l’éclairage, la ventilation et les comportements écologiques sur des sites spécifiques. Consultez le rapport 2018 maintenant.

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IGT | la sostenibilidad refuerza el contrato social

IGT reconoce la importancia vital de preservar la confianza de la sociedad. Garantizando que en el tejido de nuestras operaciones diarias se incorporan prácticas sostenibles, reafirmamos continuamente nuestro contrato social para operar y desarrollar un futuro más sólido no solo para nuestro negocio, sino también para nuestros clientes de la lotería, sus jugadores y la industria.

IGT ha publicado recientemente su 12.º Informe de sostenibilidad, “Ahead of the Game” (Por delante del juego), en el que se detallan las iniciativas de la empresa para crear valor globalmente, incrementar su ciudadanía corporativa socialmente responsable e informar de manera transparente de sus actividades. El objetivo de IGT es proporcionar valor a todas nuestras partes interesadas, lo que incluye crear soluciones para ayudar a nuestros clientes a proteger a sus jugadores. Por ejemplo, el informe indica que IGT es el único vendedor con tres marcadas certificaciones del sector por nuestro compromiso con el juego responsable.

El informe también muestra que IGT concentra activamente su estrategia de responsabilidad social corporativa en nueve de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible de Naciones Unidas para seguir fortaleciendo nuestro liderazgo corporativo mediante la práctica de sostenibilidad avanzada.

Cada año, el informe es una oportunidad de continuar con el diálogo con nuestras partes interesadas sobre cómo han repercutido de manera positiva nuestras operaciones en las comunidades globales a las que servimos mediante un amplio abanico de interacciones con clientes, participación en la comunidad y actividades de implicación de los empleados, lo que incluye la designación de un vicepresidente de Diversidad e Inclusión para dirigir la Oficina de Diversidad e Inclusión e implementar su Plan estratégico global. IGT también ha capacitado a las comunidades mediante programas como “Global Giving Week - A Day for Doing”, (Semana benéfica global; un día para participar) que alienta a los empleados para que utilicen un día libre remunerado para realizar tareas de voluntariado en sus comunidades locales, y nuestro programa After School Advantage (ASA) (Aprovechar después del colegio) que, en los últimos 20 años, ha proporcionado a agencias de la comunidad sin ánimo de lucro y a escuelas públicas 300 centros de aprendizaje digital. Además, IGT ha ahorrado energía por todo el mundo con nuevos proyectos específicos para cada centro que tenían como objetivo el consumo de gas y electricidad, iluminación, ventilación y comportamientos ecológicos. Aquí se puede encontrar el Informe 2018.

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IGT | Nachhaltigkeit stärkt den Gesellschaftsvertrag

IGT erkennt an, dass der Wahrung des Vertrauens in der Gesellschaft eine unverzichtbare Bedeutsamkeit zukommt. Durch die Gewährleistung, dass nachhaltige Praktiken in unser tägliches geschäftliches Engagement eingebunden sind, bekräftigen wir kontinuierlich unseren Gesellschaftsvertrag, um eine stärkere Zukunft nicht nur für unsere Geschäftstätigkeit, sondern auch für unsere Lotteriekunden, deren Spieler und die gesamte Branche zu schaffen.

IGT hat kürzlich seinen 12. alljährlichen Nachhaltigkeitsbericht mit dem Titel „Ahead of the Game“ (Immer einen Schritt voraus) veröffentlicht, in dem die Bemühungen des Unternehmens um weltweite Wertschöpfung, Steigerung der gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung und transparente Berichterstattung zu unternehmerischen Aktivitäten ausführlich beschrieben werden. Das Ziel von IGT ist es, einen Mehrwert für alle unsere Stakeholder bereitzustellen, einschließlich der Schaffung von Lösungen, die unseren Kunden helfen, ihre Spieler zu schützen. Der Bericht dokumentiert beispielsweise, dass IGT der einzige Anbieter ist, der für sein Engagement für verantwortungsvolles Glücksspiel über drei verschiedene Branchenzertifizierungen verfügt.

Der Bericht zeigt auch, wie IGT seine Strategie zur sozialen Unternehmensverantwortung aktiv auf neun UN-SDGs konzentriert, um unsere unternehmerische Führung durch eine fortschrittliche Nachhaltigkeitspraxis weiter zu stärken.

Der Bericht stellt jedes Jahr eine Gelegenheit dar, den Dialog mit unseren Stakeholdern fortzusetzen und zu erörtern, wie sich unsere Geschäftstätigkeit durch eine breite Palette von Kundeninteraktionen, gesellschaftliches Engagement und Aktivitäten zur Mitarbeiterbindung positiv auf globale Gemeinschaften ausgewirkt hat, einschließlich der Ernennung eines Vizepräsidenten für Vielfalt und Inklusion, der das Büro für Vielfalt und Inklusion leitet und dessen globalen Strategieplan umsetzt. IGT hat Gemeinden auch mit Programmen wie der „Global Giving Week – A Day for Doing“ (Internationale Woche des Gebens – ein Tag Freiwilligenarbeit) Beschäftigte dazu ermutigt, einen bezahlten freien Tag dazu zu nutzen, sich in ihren örtlichen Gemeinden freiwillig zu engagieren. Des Weiteren unterstützten wir mit unserem Programm After School Advantage (ASA, Unterstützung nach Schulschluss) in den letzten 20 Jahren 300 digitale Lernzentren für gemeinnützige Organisationen und öffentliche Schulen. Darüber hinaus hat IGT weltweit mit neuen standortspezifischen Projekten in den Bereichen Strom- und Gasverbrauch, Beleuchtung, Belüftung und umweltschonendes Verhalten wertvolle Energie eingespart. Lesen Sie jetzt den Bericht des Jahres 2018.

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