Scientific Games Corporation has announced it has received two 2018 Communitas Awards, which honour excellence in corporate social responsibility for ethical and environmental sustainability and for community service.
The industry technology provider received its first award for “Excellence in Ethical and Environmental Responsibility,” in the “Green Initiatives” category.
Being commended for environmentally friendly practices to print and manufacture, it also recognises a proactive approach to mitigate “its impact on the environment, reducing air and water pollution, waste to landfill and energy use in its 207 global facilities and offices across 25 countries.”
Recognition of the firms humanitarian efforts to Puerto Rico was also recognised in the “Making of Difference” category, with aid sent to the US island territory after being devastated by back to back hurricanes.
Over 32 tons of water, food and other supplies were airlifted and shipped to the island, with almost $90,000 also raised to aid the recovery.
Kevin Sheehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said: “We are extremely honoured to be recognised for our global corporate social responsibility efforts.
“With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Scientific Games strives to better our communities and planet by supporting programs and policies in the areas of corporate governance, responsible gaming, diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, supply chain integrity, charitable giving and volunteerism.”
“This remarkable, grassroots humanitarian relief effort is tangible proof of how our employees truly care about others and are making a difference not only in their own community, but also in the communities of our global family.”
The international Communitas Awards recognise exceptional businesses, organisations and individuals whose commitment sets them apart from their competition, by changing the way they do business to benefit their employees, communities and the environment.
They are inspired by the vision of a better world through volunteerism, investment and ethical, sustainable business practices.