As part of this commitment, Betsson has pledged to implement the ten principles of the Global Compact into its strategies and operations
Betsson, one of the largest online gaming companies in Europe, announced today that it has become a participant of the United Nations Global Compact initiative – a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices. As part of this commitment, Betsson has pledged to implement the ten principles of the Global Compact into its strategies and operations, including human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative, with thousands of business participants and other stakeholders from civil society, labour, and government in over 160 countries. It encourages companies to internalise the ten principles within their policies and operations, as well as undertake projects to advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Ten Principles, which are derived from international frameworks such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, provide guidelines for businesses to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Betsson has since long included these principles in its Code of Conduct and is now taking the next step by formally participating in the UN Global Compact initiative. By incorporating the then principles into its policies and procedures, Betsson is not only upholding its basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
“We are proud to be joining the Global Compact and taking this next step towards strengthening our sustainability efforts,” said Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson Group. “We believe in the power of business to drive positive change and are committed to using our resources to contribute to the global effort to create a more inclusive and sustainable world for all.”
As a participant of the Global Compact initiative, Betsson is committed to following a path of continuous improvement in implementing these principles, and will engage in dialogues, learn from others, and take practical actions to support this effort. As part of its participation in the Global Compact, Betsson will also be required to submit an annual Communication on Progress, which will detail the company’s efforts to implement the principles and demonstrate the impact of its actions on society.
ABOUT BETSSON GROUP
With 20+ brands, including Betsafe.com, Betsson.com, NordicBet.com and Jalla Casino, offering Sportsbook, Casino and other games, Betsson Group is one of the world’s largest gaming groups, at the heart of entertainment for over six decades. The company’s vision is to provide the best customer experience in the industry – listening to, and learning from, its customers, and then exceeding their expectations. Betsson Group is wholly owned by Betsson AB – listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit www.betssongroup.com
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals. With more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.