Sisal marks progress towards “zero impact” sustainability goals

| By Nosa Omoigui
Italian lottery operator Sisal has published the findings of its sustainability report, charting progress towards its goals of no problem gamblers, CO2 emissions or gender pay gap by 2030.
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Sisal’s activities throughout the year focused on people, consumer, community and planet.

Regarding its goal to eliminate problem gambling with its products, Sisal reduced deposit limits last year in addition to conducting research on over 15,000 online customers to analyse their gaming behaviours. It also introduced an algorithm to identify at risk players, and launched a training course for employees and networks at points of sale.

Looking at its progress towards equal pay, at the end of last year, 39% of Sisal’s 2,170 employees were women.  The percentage of the difference in pay between genders was 12.9%. The company introduced the Impact Index, an organizational measure of gender diversity, as well as the certification of the Winning Women Institute.

Sisal also managed to save almost seven tonnes of CO2 last year as part of its Zero Net CO2 Emissions policy. The company also achieved a Silver medal of Ecovadis, an internationally recoginsed eco sustainability platform.

It hopes to build on this with a 10% reduction in paper use, 30% net CO2 emissions and the achievement of 50% of the use of energy from renewable sources in the future.

 Sisal hopes to win the fourth UK National Lottery Licence tender, throwing its hat in the ring late in the process in April. The operator has partnered with telecommunications giant BT on the bid, with the aim of using new technologies to widen the appeal of lottery games.

The British Gambling Commission launched the fourth licence tender in August 2020, with the aim of announcing a preferred applicant by September 2021.

Pan-European lottery and gaming giant Sazka Group was the first to announce its intention to compete for the licence in October 2020, while Sugal & Damani, India’s largest lottery operator, joined the race later that month.Incumbent licensee Camelot completed the Selection Questionnaire in October, but did not ever publicly confirm whether it was bidding for the tender.

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