Entain, the owner of gambling brands Ladbrokes, bwin, and Coral, has joined the line-up in this year’s 50 Global Leaders sustainability initiative, showcased on Bloomberg’s global media platform, marking its progress on responsible gaming and Environmental Social Governance (ESG).
The 50 Global Leaders Campaign highlights work on ESG and sustainability made by international companies and specifically highlights the advances made by Entain over the past year in these areas, as well as across other responsibility initiatives.
Last year, Entain launched a Sustainability Charter and pledged to invest £100 million (USD $117 million) over five years in the Entain Foundation, to fund responsible gaming initiatives and support people and communities around the world where it operates.
Entain is developing a protection system for players using its technology called ARC (Advanced Responsibility and Care), which will build individual risk profiles for each customer and, if they show signs of being at risk, intervene without them being aware to keep their play safe.
Through its foundation, Entain has taken a lead in supporting community and grassroots sport through initiatives such as Pitching In and a partnership with SportsAid in the UK, respectively providing funding to help local football clubs and support aspiring young athletes. Internationally the group supports similar initiatives, such as bwincares in Greece.
Entain is ranked #1 in the All-in Diversity Charter’s All-Index list, the industry benchmark for diversity and inclusion, and is developing initiatives around the world to support under-represented groups, and notably young women, seeking careers in technology. The group has provided support through the pandemic, with a global Employee Assistance Programme linked to the wellbeing platform, Unmind, and relief, through the foundation, for victims of COVID-19 in India.
Also over the past year, Entain achieved its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target one year early, reducing emissions by over 15% per employee since 2018, and aims to become net-zero by 2035. This includes setting a Science-based Target, which the company committed to via the Science-based Targets Initiative.
The Group is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the S&P Sustainability Yearbook 2021, and FTSE4Good.