SCIENTIFIC GAMES CONTRIBUTES TO GREENING OF MONTREAL
More than 75 New Trees Planted at Company’s Montreal Campus as Part of Citywide Environmental Initiative
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – October 26, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announces that as part of its companywide environmental initiatives it joined a new, citywide green initiative to improve the health and quality of life of Montreal residents by planting more than 75 trees at its Montreal instant game production center, which provides lottery products for the Canadian provincial lotteries as well as other lotteries internationally. The tree-planting project builds upon a long-standing tradition of corporate social responsibility at Scientific Games’ Montreal facility, which has received international certification for environmental management.
The Company collaborated with the Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (Soverdi), a non-profit organization and one of the City of Montreal’s partners in implementing its climate plan, which aims to plant 500,000 trees on the island of Montreal by 2030. Soverdi’s mission is to implement urban greening strategies to significantly increase the urban forest to improve the health and quality of life of Montreal residents.
“Protecting the environment remains a central focus for Scientific Games, including at our Montreal facility, and we are very proud to take part in this tree planting initiative which aligns with our ongoing environmental efforts and contributes to a better environment for all," said Marc-André Doyon, Regional VP of Operations in Canada for Scientific Games. "We are continually looking to improve the ways we operate to maintain our position as an industry leader, while focusing on socially responsible initiatives that benefit our employees, our customers and our local community.”
History was made recently when Scientific Games produced the world's first 100% recycled lottery instant game at its Montreal facility. The Company uses an all-water-based printing process with technology that significantly reduces the emission of volatile organic compounds, translating to benefits for employees and the neighboring community.
Additionally, most of the paper used for game production at the Montreal facility is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, ensuring that it is responsibly sourced. The building has a new "white roof", which has a significant impact on reducing heat build-up in the surrounding environment and lowering electrical energy consumption.
Scientific Games began producing instant “scratch” games for Canadian lotteries 50 years ago. The Company’s 11 000-square-meter Montreal facility was built in 1992, where it currently employs a workforce of 240 from the greater Montreal community.
With five global production facilities, Scientific Games launched the world’s first secure lottery instant game in 1974, is the largest creator, manufacturer and manager of instant games in the world, supplying products that generate more than 70% of lottery instant game retail sales globally.
PHOTO (left to right): Scientific Games Regional Vice President of Canadian Operations Marc-André Doyon, Union Representative and First Assistant Pressman Éric Désy, Facility Manager Gino Boucher, Human Resources Director Marie-Christine Chouinard, and Security Director Alain Chayer with Soverdi Project Manager Sandrine Deschênes-Lessard.
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Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.
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