Entain Hits Green Target with Carbon Trust Certification
Entain plc (LON: ENT), the gaming and sports betting group, has announced that it has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon by reducing its CO2 output year on year for its UK operations. The achievement is a reflection of the company’s commitment to sustainability through governance, carbon accounting, and carbon management.
The Carbon Trust is a global climate change and sustainability consultancy that aims to speed up the change to a low carbon economy by helping governments, businesses and other organizations reduce their carbon emissions and be more efficient with resources.
Entain enlisted the Carbon Trust last year as part of its efforts to reduce the company’s environmental impact and verify its emissions disclosures. Now that Entain has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon in the UK, it is set to continue working with the Trust on the rest of its global operations.
We all need to play our part to address the challenge of climate change and at Entain, we are committed to leading the industry to help build a sustainable future. Achieving the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon is an important recognition of the progress we have made to date and we are determined to continue our efforts to minimise our environmental impact.
The managing director of the Carbon Trust Advisory, Hugh Jones, said that Entain has “demonstrated both a commitment and an effective strategy to deliver on its decarbonisation journey.” He added that he hopes other companies in the industry will now be motivated to do the same.
The news came at the same time as Entain announced that it is extending its responsible gaming partnerships into video gaming and esports. It has signed partnerships with a number of organizations including the Counter-Strike Professional Players Association, Kindbridge, Rise Above the Disorder, and EPIC Risk Management. They will be providing mental health support services and education for players who are potentially at risk and will work with Entain to promote responsible gambling, sports integrity and corporate compliance.