International Game Technology (IGT) announced Tuesday that it has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which drives climate action among businesses worldwide. Through this commitment, IGT officially pledges to set targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to low-carbon emissions and furthering the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact.
Aligned with the 2015 Paris Agreement objective, IGT will develop both near and long-term GHG emissions targets in order to contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to the pre-industrial average temperature.
IGT will focus on targets associated with the new SBTi Net-Zero Criteria and report its progress each year in the company’s annual Sustainability Report.
The SBTi is a partnership between the CDP, World Resources Institute, World Wide Fund for Nature, and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). IGT has been a member of the UNGC since 2017 and has strengthened its relationship with the UN by adopting nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and aligning them with its sustainability strategy.
In an official press release, Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP Marketing, Communications and Sustainability spoke about this commitment and 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 program and underscores our focus on ESG activities."