Scientific Games has won three Communitas Awards in recognition of its ‘excellence’ in its corporate social responsibility duties.
The company, which is now 100% lottery-focused after being sold to Brookfield Business Partners in April 2022, was honoured in two environmental categories – sustainability and greening initiatives – and for responsible gaming.
The Communitas Awards describes itself as “an international effort to recognise exceptional businesses, organisations and individuals that give of themselves and their resources, and are changing how they do business to benefit their communities”.
Internationally certified for environmental management, Scientific Games received a 2022 Communitas Award for sustainability for its commitment to mitigating the company’s impact on the environment across its global business, which spans five continents and includes major lottery instant game production facilities in the UK, US, Canada and Chile.
The company’s second award was based on its involvement in a citywide green initiative with Montreal, planting more than 75 trees on the Scientific Games Canadian campus to help improve the environment, as well as residents’ and employees’ quality of life.
Dena Rosenzweig, Chief Legal Counsel for Scientific Games, who leads the company’s environmental, social and responsibility initiatives, commented: “Conserving our planet’s natural resources and protecting global ecosystems is a business-critical priority at Scientific Games.
“That’s why we have company-wide programmes and green initiatives that reduce energy usage, prevent pollution, recycle and reduce waste.
“We’ve also strengthened our commitment to being a socially responsible company by pioneering the ‘Healthy Play’ programme, and we will continue to help lotteries around the world educate their players about responsible gaming.”
One of the first companies in the world to receive global certification as a responsible gaming supplier from the World Lottery Association, Scientific Games received a third 2022 Communitas Award for responsible gaming with its ‘groundbreaking’ Healthy Play programme.
The Healthy Play tagline “Have Fun. Do Good. Play Healthy.” was designed to underpin the programme’s goal – to support lotteries in sustaining responsible growth and funding for good causes.
Healthy Play helps lotteries educate the public and increase “lottery literacy” through the integration of Scientific Games’ tools, initiatives and best practices.
Last month, Scientific Games – alongside its partners at Loto-Québec– was awarded a Gutenberg Award in honour of its work on the Folie des plantes (Plant Madness) game.