GVC Holdings has reiterated its commitment to responsible operations after the betting group retained its position as a member of Dow Jones ‘Sustainability Index for Europe (DJSI)’.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the ‘gold standard for corporate sustainability, tracking leading sustainability-driven companies based on analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors as well as S&P DJI’s robust index methodology’.
Robert Hoskin, GVC’s Chief Governance Officer said: “Last week in unveiling our Sustainability Charter, recognising that the most successful companies are the most sustainable.
“We are committed to pursuing the highest standards of corporate governance, providing outstanding career development opportunities for our colleagues and to supporting the communities in which we operate. We are delighted to have this commitment recognised through our continued membership of the DJSI.”
As the only European gambling group listed within the index, the recognition also reaffirms GVC’s pledge to implement its new Sustainability Charter, which was released on 12 November.
To become a member of the DJSI, companies undergo analysis which looks at an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score which determines index inclusion.
Through a consistent, rules-based methodology, the analysis looks at an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score to determine index inclusion. GVC is the only European gambling Group within the index.
Fulfilling its CSR mandate, GVC has retained its position as a constituent member of the ‘FTSE4Good Index’ as well as independent verification of its global carbon emission by the Carbon Trust.
Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global, added: “We congratulate GVC for being included in the DJSI. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry.
“With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets GVC apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and the planet.”