2 February 2022
Entain Recognised for ESG Leadership by S&P Global
in the Sustainability Yearbook 2022
Entain, the global sports betting, gaming, and interactive entertainment group, has been recognised for its leadership on ESG with an award and inclusion in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2022.
Entain is the only global sports betting and gaming group included in the yearbook, which is drawn from the best performing companies within the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (“DJSI”).
Launched in 1999, the DJSI has become the gold standard for corporate sustainability. Using the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), the DJSI assess over 7,500 leading sustainability-driven companies based on analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors as well as S&P DJSI’s robust index methodology. 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.
Commenting on the inclusion, Entain’s Chief Governance Officer, Robert Hoskin said:
“We are delighted to be included in the S&P Sustainability Yearbook which is which is tremendous recognition of our efforts to lead on the issues that matter to us – sustainability, diversity, and responsibility.”
In order to be listed in the Yearbook, companies must score within the top 15% of their industry and must achieve an S&P Global ESG Score within 30% of their industry’s top-performing company.
In addition to the companies’ sustainability scores derived from the CSA, a qualitative screen based on SAM’s Media and Stakeholder Analysis (MSA) is applied to determine eligibility for inclusion in the Sustainability Yearbook.
About Entain plc
Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Bet.pt, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.
The Group has a joint venture with MGM Resorts International creating a leader, BetMGM, in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology which powers BetMGM and exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in a total of 27 regulated markets. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects. For more information see the Group’s website: www.entaingroup.com