IGT ranks among elite as sustainability programme awarded EcoVadis gold medal

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Global lottery and gaming firm IGT has seen its sustainability efforts honoured with a gold medal from renowned sustainability rating agency EcoVadis.

The award ranks IGT in the top 5% of global companies assessed by EcoVadis, whose criteria used 21 benchmarks within the categories of environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

EcoVadis methodically evaluates environmental, social and ethical performance using these international sustainability standards for companies worldwide.

“As a leader in global sustainability for over 15 years, IGT has a thorough understanding of the significant value that sustainable practices provide to our stakeholders, and ESG strategies remain at the forefront of our corporate priorities,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability.

“The sustainability criteria assessed and rated by EcoVadis are embedded into IGT’s culture and daily operations to sustain long-term growth for our business.

“We take great pride in this gold medal achievement and will continue our journey of contributing to a more sustainable future.”

EcoVadis’ methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering more than 200 spend categories and over 160 countries.

Earlier this year, IGT was also recognised by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its ‘industry-leading’ risk management strategies.