IGT's 11th Annual Sustainability Report Demonstrates Company's Commitment to Social Responsibility
Externally audited 2017 report highlights the Company's ongoing drive to create value for all stakeholders
LONDON, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has announced the release of its 11th annual Sustainability Report, demonstrating its drive to create value globally, increase its socially responsible corporate citizenship, and report on its activities transparently.
"This year's Sustainability Report represents our ongoing pledge to sustainably grow our industry and the communities we serve," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "In addition to enhancing our leading position in the market as a global innovator in the gaming business, IGT continues to strengthen its corporate citizenship."
This year's report features 2017 data showing IGT's achievements in generating value for each of its stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, communities, and suppliers.
Fostering Responsible Gaming
Responsible gaming is vital to the sustainability of the industry and the safety of players. To support safe and responsible gaming environments, IGT adopts industry best practices and applies international standards. The Company's responsible gaming goals include:
Promote protective tools to prevent problem gambling;
Support responsible gaming organizations that address problem gambling; and
Prevent underage gambling.
The report describes how the Company's products, systems, and portals include player protection and security tools to safeguard player interests and address regulators' concerns.
Engaging Our People
IGT employs more than 12,000 employees and operates in more than 100 countries around the globe. With its diverse community, the Company is developing a culture that adheres to the following values: passionate, responsible, authentic, collaborative, and pioneering. IGT understands that a more diverse and inclusive workforce will help drive innovation and enable the Company to continue to meet our customers' evolving needs and goals.
Enhancing Our Customers
The Company maintains a Customer First philosophy, and the report illustrates its approaches to supplying customers with resources and expertise to help them achieve their goals. IGT continuously conducts research and pilot projects with customers, retailers, and consumers around the world to provide innovative cross-channel products and services.
Supporting Our Communities
IGT supports hundreds of educational, social, and cultural initiatives that enrich and strengthen its communities. One example featured in the report is the Company's After School Advantage program, its longest-running educational program that provides at-risk youth with access to computers. Since its inception in 1999, IGT has installed nearly 300 computer labs throughout the U.S., as well as Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts, Antigua, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Growing with Our Supply Chain
IGT collaborates with suppliers that can ensure high-quality goods and services, and meet high economic, ethical, and socio-environmental standards. The report describes how the Company mitigates the risk of exposure in its supply chain, and undertakes preventive actions to ensure human rights are protected within its supply chain now and in the future.
Caring for the Environment
IGT is committed to pioneering the future of environmental management systems and reducing its environmental impact. The report accounts for the Company's efforts in 2017 to reduce its material and energy consumption and emissions.
The report applies the latest Sustainability Reporting Standards issued by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which are the most widespread international standards used by organizations to report their sustainability impact and performance. These standards require submission and analysis of comprehensive data regarding a wide range of corporate social responsibility indicators. In addition, IGT voluntarily retained independent third-party auditor EY for a limited assurance engagement to verify the contents of the report.
The 2017 report is available online at www.IGT.com.