17 November 2021
(“Entain” or “the Group”)
Entain Secures Continued Membership of Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Entain plc, the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group has secured membership of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Europe (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year, following the results of the DJSI’s annual review. The award further endorses the Group’s approach to ESG and sustainability as presented at the Group’s inaugural Entain Sustain ESG conference held on 10 November.
Entain is the only global sports betting and gaming group within the DJSI, which was launched in 1999 and has become the gold standard for corporate sustainability. The DJSI tracks 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.
At the Entain Sustain event, the Group highlighted its leadership across ESG issues, including on safer betting and gaming. The event detailed Entain’s industry-leading approach to environmental management, social investment and best practice governance as well as an update on the results of trials of its ARC™ (Advance Responsibility & Care™) programme.
In addition to Entain’s continued membership of the DJSI, it is also constituent member of the FTSE4Good Index and has an AA rating from MSCI. The Group is also the only betting and gaming operator to have received internationally recognised standards (ISOs) for its environmental management as well as independent verification of its emissions disclosure from the Carbon Trust. Entain’s commitment to safer betting and gaming has also been recognised with the Group holding the title of EGR’s Safer Gambling Operator of the Year.
Barry Gibson, Entain’s Chairman said:
“As we set out at last week’s Entain Sustain event, we have proudly put sustainability on an equal footing to our growth strategy. We want to take a lead on the issues that matter to us – sustainability, diversity, and responsibility and as such we are delighted to once again have been recognised by the DJSI following their comprehensive assessment of how we deliver against ESG factors throughout our operations.”
Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research, S&P Global:
"We congratulate Entain for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for Europe. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency."
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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