18 January 2019
GVC Holdings PLC
(“GVC”, the “Group”)
GVC Admitted to FTSE4Good Index
GVC Holdings, the multinational sports-betting and gaming group, is pleased to announce it is has been admitted to the FTSE4Good Index Series following the FTSE4Good’s annual review in December 2018.
Launched in 2001, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Transparent management and clearly-defined ESG criteria make FTSE4Good indexes suitable tools to be used by a wide variety of market participants when creating or assessing sustainable investment products.
GVC was admitted to the index following independent assessment of its practices and public documents against a series of criteria including:
- Governance (including: risk management, corporate governance, anti-corruption)
- Social practices (including: human rights, labour standards and health & safety)
- Environmental commitments (including: energy usage, waste management)
Kenneth Alexander, GVC CEO commented:
“We are proud to join FTSE4Good and be recognised as a leader in corporate social responsibility, which is at the core everything we do as a business. Acting responsibly and maintaining strong governance is not a luxury but fundamental to our long-term success and a key driver of shareholder value.”
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GVC Holdings PLC 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, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. GVC acquired Ladbrokes Coral Group plc on 28 March 2018 and is now the UK’s largest high street bookmaker, with over 3,500 betting shops. The Group, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index and has licences in more than 20 countries, across five continents.
For more information see the Group’s website: www.gvc-plc.com