LONDON, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has announced the release of its 10th annual Sustainability Report, demonstrating its drive to create value globally, increase its socially responsible corporate citizenship, and report on its activities transparently.
"This 10th edition of the Sustainability Report shows how the Company has steadily created greater value for all its stakeholders," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "It demonstrates the way we fulfill our commitments toward our people and the communities where we do business, while putting our customers first as the global innovation leader in the gaming market."
This year's report has been reformatted with a chapter dedicated to IGT's stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, communities, and suppliers, with data showing IGT's 2016 achievements in generating value for each.
Highlights from 2016 activities described in the report include:
Fostering Responsible Gaming A vital aspect of our business, IGT employs industry best practices and applies international standards to achieve its responsible gaming objectives, including:
Protective tools to address problem gambling.
Support for responsible gaming organizations that address problem gambling.
Prevention of underage gambling.
The Company also offers sophisticated technology solutions across all segments, tailored to each customer's regulatory environment and program needs. IGT systems and portals include player protection and security tools to safeguard player interests and address regulators' concerns.
Engaging Our People With more than 12,000 employees and operations in 100 countries across six continents, IGT respects employees' human rights by following the principles set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the countries where it operates.
Enhancing Our Customers To maintain its leading position with its customers, the Company maintains a Customer First philosophy. Open and transparent communications is vital for IGT to supply customers with the resources they need to succeed.
Supporting Our Communities IGT supports hundreds of programs that enrich and strengthen the communities in the areas of education, social, and cultural initiatives, such as:
The After School Advantage program, IGT's longest running educational program that provides disadvantaged students with access to computers. IGT employees enhance their local communities by volunteering their time and technology skills to create each computer lab. In 2016, the After School Advantage program launched 13 labs worldwide.
Italy's Il Gioco del Lotto (Lotto game) supports the history of the country through the promotion of cultural projects such as the restoration of Michelangelo's statue of Moses in the tomb of Pope Giulio II in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli, Italy.
Growing With Our Supply Chain IGT is currently establishing a due diligence system to identify the risks related to supply chain structure and operations, mitigate the risk of exposure in its supply chain, and undertake proper preventive actions to ensure human rights are protected, now and in the future.
Caring for the Environment In 2016, IGT launched an internal web-based tool to collect environmental data from Company locations all over the world. This has systemized and harmonized data gathering, giving a more comprehensive overview of IGT's environmental performance.
The 2016 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, independent third-party auditors EY have confirmed the reliability and completeness of the information and data presented in the report.
About IGT IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.
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