Lottoland Advances Toward Sustainability Goals with Significant Emissions Reduction in 2023

Lottoland, a pioneer in the online lotto betting sector, has made considerable progress in its sustainability journey, achieving a significant reduction of 25 tonnes in its carbon emissions as part of its commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2040. This initiative underscores Lottoland’s leadership in environmental stewardship within the igaming industry, marking it as the first operator to attain carbon-neutral status and to endorse The Climate Pledge in 2019.

Collaborating with Tunley Engineering, a reputable global climate reduction consultancy, Lottoland has undertaken rigorous measures to accurately measure, report, and mitigate its carbon footprint. Over the past four years, the company has actively engaged in environmental conservation efforts, notably through the Lottoland Foundation. This includes initiatives such as tree planting and forest conservation, also presented as an option to customers on the platform.

A detailed Carbon Assessment conducted by Tunley Engineering in March provided Lottoland with a comprehensive overview of its carbon footprint, measured in annual tonnes of Carbon Equivalence. The assessment revealed a decrease in emissions to 108.5 tCO2e for 2023, down from 133.12 tCO2e in 2022, and significantly lower than the 140.19 tCO2e recorded in its inaugural year of carbon emissions reporting in 2019.

Lottoland’s roadmap to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 involves implementing various sustainable practices. These include minimizing business travel in favour of virtual meetings, the adoption of water conservation technologies like dual flush toilets, which are anticipated to reduce water use by 20%, and the integrating of energy-efficient solutions within its offices. These solutions encompass LED lighting and the use of smart meters to monitor and manage electricity consumption more effectively.

Through these concerted efforts, Lottoland is not only contributing to the global fight against climate change but also setting a precedent for environmental responsibility in the igaming sector.

Nigel Birrell, Group CEO at Lottoland said: “We’re incredibly proud to have made further reductions in our carbon use at Lottoland this last year, and to have been certified as carbon neutral for three years running.

“We’re committed to being socially and environmentally responsible not just for our customers but for our employees too, and it’s been fantastic to see so many of the Lottoland team taking consideration with their energy use and helping us work towards our environmental goals as an organisation. It’s been a real team effort, and huge thanks must go to Tunley as well for helping us find alternative ways of working.

“As a global business, we have historically been required to travel a lot in order to keep up relationships between our international teams, however with the progress made in recent years with virtual conferencing and remote working technologies, we’ve been able to make significant changes in this area as well as with our electricity usage in-office. With the help of Tunley and the dedication of our team, we hope to continue reducing this as we work towards our net zero carbon goals.”

On the business-wide changes that are being rolled out, Nigel added: “By implementing the emission reduction initiatives that have been suggested for us to consider going forward, Lottoland will be able to reduce its emissions by 46% by 2030, which is something we’re all striving for as the next step in our goal to net zero. A huge well done to all of the team on the achievements made this year, we hope this is just the beginning.”

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