IGT details its ESG efforts and advances in its 2022 Sustainability Report

International Game Technology (IGT) has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, detailing its efforts toward supporting global sustainability and advancing its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance under its Sustainable Play initiatives.

Vince Sadusky, IGT CEO, said: “This marks the 16th consecutive year that IGT has released its Sustainability Report, demonstrating the company’s comprehensive sustainability initiatives and the positive impacts they have on our people and the planet.” 

He added: “With a strong foundation centered around Sustainable Play and priorities aligned with UN Global Compact principles and Sustainable Development Goals, IGT continues to make considerable progress as an industry leader in global sustainability as we build a more sustainable business for the future.

Vince Sadusky, IGT CEO

The highlights of the 2022 report focus on four key sustainability pillars:

  • Valuing and Protecting People: With employees based in nearly 60 countries, IGT said that it is committed to protecting human rights, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and preventing acts of discrimination.

In 2022, IGT added its Human Rights Policy Statement to employee training, and more than 97% of IGT employees completed human rights training. IGT was included in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which measures LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace. And last year, IGT was the first casino and gaming company to become a signatory for the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

  • Advancing Responsibility: IGT noted that risk mitigation features and capabilities are embedded in a system of codes, policies, guidelines, and best practices to protect customers, employees, players, suppliers, and the environment.

In 2022, IGT became the first US industry supplier to achieve Global Gambling Guidance Group’s (G4) responsible gaming accreditation for sports betting. And through the adoption of a “Positive Play” approach, IGT notes it encourages positive, healthy play behaviors across all business segments.

  • Supporting its communities: The third pillar sees IGT encourage sustainable communities where the company operates through corporate and employee-driven programs that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and facilitate opportunities for support, learning, and growth.

In 2022, IGT developed and published its first formal Community Giving and Engagement Policy to inform and educate all relevant stakeholders about IGT’s approach to supporting its communities.

Fostering Sustainable Operations: As a supplier and operator, IGT states that it seeks to ensure that its corporate policies and internationally recognized ESG standards apply to the entire value chain. The company notes it remains committed to addressing its environmental impact, implementing systems and strategies to prevent and mitigate its impact on climate change, biodiversity, and air pollution while increasing circularity.

In 2022, IGT submitted near-term and long-term targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for validation, pledging to reduce its carbon emissions and help fight climate change. The company also implemented decarbonization workstreams to investigate opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that align with science-based targets.