Sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings is still committed to responsible operations after keeping its spot as member of the DJSI, or Dow Jones “Sustainability Index for Europe”.
The DJSI, launched in 1999, evaluates the sustainability performance of companies trading publicly. It represents the ‘gold standard for corporate sustainability, tracking leading sustainability-driven companies based on analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors as well as S&P DJI’s robust index methodology’.
“Last week in unveiling our Sustainability Charter, recognizing that the most successful companies are the most sustainable.” Said Robert Hoskin, GVC’s Chief Governance Officer.
“We are committed to pursuing the highest standards of corporate governance, providing outstanding career development opportunities for our colleagues and to supporting the communities in which we operate. We are delighted to have this commitment recognized through our continued membership of the DJSI.”
GVC Holdings is currently the only European gambling group listed in the DJSI index.
This is no shocking news, seeing as GVC pledged to carry out its new Sustainability Charter, released on November 12th.
Companies are put through intensive analysis in order to become a member of the DJSI. This analysis includes the examination of roughly 600 data points per company into an overall score determining index inclusion or exclusion.
Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global, Manjit Jus further commented: “We congratulate GVC for being included in the DJSI. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets GVC apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and the planet.”