Also recognized as top participant All-In Diversity Project’s Workplace Inclusivity Report
International Game Technology PLC announced last Friday 20th that it recently won the “Sustainable Business Award” for gaming industry suppliers in the 2020 Industry Community Awards. In its inaugural year, the Industry Community Awards recognizes companies and individuals within the gaming industry that have gone above and beyond in helping others and in tackling major issues brought on by the pandemic.
IGT was honoured for its sustainable business practices that are anchored by four key pillars: Valuing our People, Advancing Responsibility, Supporting our Communities, and Fostering Sustainable Operations.
“IGT’s commitment to sustainable business practices guides our every action and continues to create value for our employees, customers and stakeholders,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP Global Brand, Marketing and Communications. “IGT winning the ‘Sustainable Business Award’ in the 2020 Industry Community Awards is a reflection of our company-wide dedication to supporting our people and the communities where we do business, and a byproduct of the hard work and focus of our global workforce.”
The Industry Community Awards are produced by the same organization responsible for the annual International Gaming Awards and the Women in Gaming Diversity Awards. To learn more about IGT’s leadership in corporate social responsibility and to access the Company’s 2019 Sustainability Report visit IGT.com
IGT amongst Top-Ranking Participants in AIDP Report
The day before, on Nov. 19, 2020, IGT announced that it has been recognized by the All-In Diversity Project (AIDP) as one of the highest-ranking participants in AIDP’s 2019 All-Index™ report, an annually published benchmarking tool that measures the global gaming and betting industry’s progress toward inclusion in the workplace.
Of the 26 entities from around the world that participated in the 2019 survey, IGT received the second-highest score out of 100, with only a five-point difference between it and the top-ranked participant. IGT’s ranking represents a significant increase compared to its ninth-place results among 25 respondents in the AIDP’s inaugural 2018 report.
“The latest All-Index results demonstrate that IGT has made significant progress advancing our goal of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity. “While there’s still much work to do, the success of ongoing initiatives like our internal diversity training for executives, employee Diversity and Inclusion groups, and our regional and global Diversity and Inclusion councils prove that with a holistic, company-wide approach and the support of the highest levels of leadership, it’s possible to foster a more inclusive and equitable culture, which ultimately creates a more competitive and successful organization.”
“We congratulate IGT on their second-place ranking in the 2019 All-Index and commend them for their transparency and eagerness to share best practices and areas for improvement,” said Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project. “With two reports completed, we now have a tangible set of data showing what diversity, equality, and inclusion looks like in practice, and IGT’s rapid escalation to a top position in the latest index shows that the Company has already been able to achieve substantial D&I goals in just a year.”
Developed in partnership with the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University in the U.K., the All-Index™ Report aims to track year-over-year progress by providing an accurate picture of diversity, equality and inclusion across the global gaming and betting sector by collecting data on people, corporate governance, internal policies, recruitment practices, equal pay, employment legislation, company benefits, and advocacy. Organizations elect to participate and voluntarily share their data directly with AIDP, and participation is open to any organization of any size and in any location serving the gaming and betting industry.
While participants are not named in the index, the top four highest-ranking respondents agreed to be identified in the 2019 report, which is available at allindiversityproject.com. AIDP is the first global not-for-profit dedicated to being the central resource for diversity, inclusion and equality for the global gaming and betting sector, and IGT became a Founding Member in 2018.