ICE365 and DigitalRG team up to launch industry-wide ESG survey
| By Daniel O'Boyle
ICE365 and DigitalRG.com have partnered to launch a new environmental, social and governance (ESG) survey for the global gambling industry.
Together, they will create a materiality assessment – a method used by businesses to assess their own ESG impact – for the global industry. This will be done via a survey, which will be hosted on ICE365.com.
The results of this survey will then be used to create the Materiality Matrix, a global overview of the industry’s ESG efforts.
“Every company needs to think beyond short-term profit in order to be sustainable in the long-term,” Laura Da Silva, director of DigitalRG.com, said.
“This is one of the reasons why ESG issues are rising in importance. With pressure from media, regulators, investors, players or even their own employees, more companies are recognising the need to understand the impact that they have on all stakeholders – including the environment – and aim towards a net-positive impact.”
Robin Harrison, B2B editor for Clarion Gaming pointed out that some key players in the industry have already embraced the ESG philosophy, with La Française des Jeux (FDJ) and Kindred both setting CO2 emissions targets aligned with the Paris Agreement’s aim of net-zero emissions by 2030.
“This has seen issues such as environmentalism, diversity and inclusion grow in prominence alongside other key ESG factors such as player protection.”
“Furthermore, there is evidence that ESG is guiding investment decisions in the industry, so there is even more upside for businesses that embrace it.”
All information collected through the materiality assessment will be strictly confidential, and only used to compile the industry-wide Materiality Matrix.
Click here to complete the materiality assessment, for your company’s views to be reflected in the Materiality Matrix, which will be published in November 2021.