IGT has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as it commits to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to low-carbon emissions and furthering the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact.
The initiative is a global collective aiming to reduce carbon emissions across the world of business in accordance with the Paris Agreement, including limiting the global rise of the average temperature to well below 2°C as compared with the pre-industrial era and pursuing efforts to limit the warming to below 1.5%.
“IGT is advancing its sustainability leadership in the gaming industry by joining more than 2,000 companies worldwide committed to the SBTi in reducing their emissions, generating positive value for our planet and our future while continuing to grow their business,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP Marketing, Communications and Sustainability.
“Making a formal commitment to setting science-based targets advances IGT’s established sustainability program and underscores our focus on ESG activities.”
After joining SBTi, IGT will develop short and long-term goals in terms of greenhouse gas emissions order to help reduce the global temperature.
Additionally, the firm will focus on targets associated with the new SBTi Net-Zero Criteria and report its progress each year in its annual Sustainability Report.
Last week, the Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus Oy announced it had joined the SBTi, stating it would aim to reduce the environmental footprint of its lottery terminals.