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888 launches new environment, social and governance board committee

| By Marese O'Hagan
Online betting and gaming operator 888 has announced its new Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) board committee, which will oversee 888’s strategies and progress in these areas.

The committee will be chaired by 888’s non-executive chairman Jon Mendelsohn. Senior independent director Anne de Kerckhove and non-executive director Mark Summerfield have also been appointed as committee members.

De Kerckhove was appointed as senior independent director last month after three years with 888, while Mendelsohn took over from Brian Mattingley as 888’s chair at the end of March after being selected in September 2020.

“As a board, we are committed to ensuring that issues such as safer gambling, the climate change agenda, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement are consistently incorporated into the Group’s strategy and decision making.” Mendelsohn said.

“The creation of this committee demonstrates 888’s firm commitment to continuous ESG improvements and ensuring sustainable and ethical best practice across the Group’s activities.”

The news comes as 888 announced a 51.6% year-on-year growth for 2020, thanks to success across all business verticals.

888 previously addressed social initiatives with the launch of its Control Center, an interface that allows players to monitor their play on 888’s igaming sites,

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