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IGT signs up to worldwide climate action initiative

| By Nosa Omoigui
Gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has announced it has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a project designed to drive climate action for businesses worldwide.

IGT has pledged to target a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to further the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact.

IGT will also commit to developing short- and long-term greenhouse gas emission objectives, as well as targets associated with the new SBTi Net-Zero Criteria. The supplier will also report its progress with a yearly sustainability report.

Wendy Montgomery, IGT’s senior vice-president of marketing, communications and sustainability, said: “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.

“Making a formal commitment to setting science-based targets advances IGT’s established sustainability programme and underscores our focus on ESG activities.”

IGT announced the appointment of Gil Rotem as the company’s new president of igaming in November 2021. Rotem will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing development and global expansion of IGT’s PlayCasino business, which includes igaming, poker and bingo.

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