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INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY ISSUES LEGACY GTECH’S 8th ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT Responsible Gaming and Community Support are the Foundation of Company’s Sustainability Strategy

  • 2 Jul 2015
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LONDON, U.K. and ROME, ITALY – July 2, 2015 – International Game Technology PLC
announced the release of legacy GTECH S.p.A.’s (“GTECH” or “the Company”) 2014
Sustainability Report. Now in its eighth edition, the Sustainability Report pre-dates the
completion of the merger with legacy IGT on April 7, 2015.
The 2014 Sustainability Report applies the latest Global Reporting Initiative guidelines
(G4), which are the most widespread international standards used by organizations to
report their sustainability impacts and performance. These guidelines require submission
of comprehensive and analytical information regarding a wide range of indicators and
areas related to Corporate Social Responsibility in line with global best practices.
“We understand the importance of operating our business in a socially responsible
manner,” said IGT PLC CEO Marco Sala. “We believe a balanced and responsible
sustainability strategy is the only way to ensure long-term value creation.”
The 2014 Sustainability Report describes GTECH’s Responsible Gaming Program and
focuses on the Company’s economic, social, and environmental responsibilities.
 The Responsible Gaming Program serves three main purposes: preventing
excessive gambling, preventing underage gambling, and supporting
problem gambling research.
GTECH supports and cooperates with important trade associations such as the World
Lottery Association, the European Lotteries, the North American Association of State and
Provincial Lotteries, and the European Association for the Study of Gambling. Since 2007,
GTECH has invested approximately €12 million in the promotion of Responsible Gaming.
Over €2 million was invested in 2014 alone.
GTECH works with customers, gaming regulators, research institutes, and trade
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organizations to develop technological solutions aimed at promoting Responsible
Gaming. GTECH also partners with research institutes and universities to continually
develop new tools for improving its programs.
In Italy: Since 2007, GTECH’s Lottomatica brand has been actively engaged in
developing projects and activities that allow the Company to monitor and safeguard all
aspects of the gaming operation entrusted to it.
 Prevention of underage gambling: Lottomatica implemented its prevention
activity through the “18+” information campaign in cooperation with MOIGE (Italian
Parents Movement) and FIT (Italian Tobacconists’ Federation), launching a
communication and awareness campaign conducted in 21 Italian cities, which
involved over 300,000 adults.
 Prevention of problem gambling: Research into problem gambling was carried
out in cooperation with Rome’s La Sapienza University (CIRMPA). Another
qualitative research study, “Giocare per gioco” (Gaming as Fun), was conducted
in cooperation with the Sussidiarietà Foundation, Sisal, and the Università
Cattolica, to assess retailers’ approach toward responsible gaming.
Supporting problem gamblers: Lottomatica further developed its “GiocaResponsabile”
(Responsible Gaming) helpline service, in cooperation with FeDerSerD and with the
support of other legal gaming concessionaires. The service is run by professional
psychologists and psychotherapists who help problem gamblers and their families via a
website, a toll-free telephone number, and an online treatment service.
Economic sustainability: Creating value over time, while increasing the distribution of
added value among all stakeholders in the Company’s business. In 2014, €1.2 billion of
net added value was created and distributed.
 Suppliers: 7,000 suppliers worldwide, who are required to comply with existing
regulations on workers’ rights and the Company’s Code of Conduct.
 Employees: 8,800 employees worldwide, + 2.5% compared to 2013.
 Revenues: €3.1 billion in revenues in 2014.
Social sustainability: Developing Responsible Gaming programs and tools for the
prevention of underage gambling and problem gambling; support for problem gambling
research; and the support of local communities through social and public initiatives. In
2014, approximately €15 million was allocated to local communities.
GTECH has helped local communities through a number of programs aimed at supporting
public benefit initiatives. The After School Advantage program, for example, is a program
aimed at bridging the “digital divide” among disadvantaged students by providing them
with access to computers. To date, the program has been successfully implemented in
27 U.S. states and in countries such as Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Jamaica, Antigua, St.
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Kitts, and Trinidad and Tobago.
In Italy: Since 2007, approximately €75 million has been invested to support cultural,
social, and sports initiatives.
 Support important institutions such as the Palazzo delle Esposizioni or the
Scuderie del Quirinale.
 Assist in re-opening an exhibition area of the Città della Scienza museum in
Naples.
 Support initiatives of important social value in cooperation with partners such as
Telethon and the Ant Foundation.
 Implement social projects such as VINCERE DA GRANDI in partnership with CONI
(the Italian National Olympic Committee). Targeted at families living in poor areas
at a high risk of social exclusion, this project allows young people to take part in
sporting activities, at no charge, alongside famous Olympic champions.
Environmental sustainability: Investing in new technologies that reduce the
environmental impact of operations through accurate monitoring of energy consumption.
Through an Environmental Management System, GTECH constantly improves its results
with a view to minimizing the impact of its operations, and reducing the waste and
pollution resulting from its production activities.
 The implementation of effective energy saving measures at its two main offices in
Rome allowed GTECH to achieve energy savings of over 12%.
In keeping with the Company’s sustainability strategy, the 2014 report is available online
and may accessed at www.winningrecipereport.com or at www.gtech.com.
About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their
favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and
Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise
and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers
wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and
relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the
world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and
responsibility. IGT has more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit
www.merger.igt.com.


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