Allwyn, the UK corporate identity of Sazka Group, has announced it plans to be the lottery industry’s first company to be net-zero carbon by 2030.
Allwyn, who is competing in the race for the rights to the UK National Lottery, desires to reach net carbon zero before the end of the decade.
The firm has signed the Planet Mark ‘Zero Carbon Commitment’ to pledge to achieve net-zero and is identifying with the UN’s campaign ‘Race to Zero’, designed to encourage organisations to reduce their carbon emissions.
Sir Keith Mills, Allwyn Chairman, said: “Combatting climate change is the issue of our generation.
“Every human activity creates carbon emissions – even buying a lottery ticket. Addressing that, achieving net-zero, is not someone else’s problem, it is everyone’s responsibility. Business has a vital role to play.”
Action being taken by the firm includes the creation of an affordable renewable energy scheme for all its retail partners, sourcing its paper to be 100% FSC certified and all Allwyn vehicles to be zero emissions. All of its suppliers will be forced to report on their carbon emissions by 2025.
Steve Malkin, Planet Mark Founder and CEO, added: “We are delighted Allwyn are making a net-zero commitment with the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, the world’s largest coalition of organisations committed to reducing their carbon emissions across all scopes in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.”
As previously mentioned, Allwyn is competing against current National Lottery operators Camelot, Italy’s Sisal, and India’s Sugal & Damani in the Fourth National Lottery licence competition, which is being run by the UK Gambling Commission.