UK – Today on the Isle of Man, UK, iGaming developer and one of the world’s leading software companies Microgaming is celebrating the completion of its International Organization for Standardization 14001 audit (ISO 14001).
International Organization for Standardization 14001 is the industry standard framework that helps companies such as Microgaming to implement an environmental management system.
An environmental management system includes an array of criteria for businesses to follow, which is made up of a number of processes and procedures for staff training, monitoring and reporting of information related to its environmental performance. This information is then presented to stakeholders of Microgaming.
The primary objectives of the ISO 14001 that is primarily based on the EMS standard include waste reduction, whereby the company goes above and beyond reducing its environmental impact, and compliance, where the firm reaches and maintains a minimum legal standard.
The certification marks a significant milestone in Microgaming’s history of operation and comes after the firm launched its own environmental protection policy to reduce the impact on the environment from its business activities.
In addition, the timing of the certification comes exactly on the date of World Environment Day 2020, which is celebrated on the 5th of June every year, established by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action against activities and issues that have a negative impact on the environment.
Furthermore, the certification reiterates Microgaming’s own ‘ long-term commitment to improving its environmental impact’.
Without a doubt this is a proud moment for the company and the staff involves and the ISO 14001 follows the company’s award-winning CSR programme, PlayItForward.
PlayItForward is the gaming developer’s business and local community guide at the location of its headquarters in the Isle of Man to help promote a greener future.
In light of the certification and the Excellent sustainability rating from BREEAM three years ago, the buildings environmental assessment and rating system, Microgaming has stated what action it is has already taken to get to where it is now and what action it is taking going forward:
‘Microgaming has rolled out a number of environmentally friendly practices, including the appointment of a full-time environmental coordinator to lead all of its environmental management systems and activities with the aim of reducing its carbon footprint and continuing to nurture a more sustainable business.
In addition, Microgaming has invested in electric bikes and annual public bus passes to support a greener commute for staff, the implementation of a new waste management solution, including smart bins to help calculate carbon footprint and ecological initiatives, the replacement of takeaway and lunch containers with more sustainable alternatives, and the continuous monitoring of energy consumption.’
Chief executive officer of Microgaming John Coleman was keen to share his thoughts on what today’s certification means for his firm:
“At Microgaming, we’re passionate about protecting our planet and improving our environmental impact. Sustainability has long been a focal point for PlayItForward, which is driven by the values and passion of our people, who are constantly implementing new initiatives to make our world greener. ISO 14001 certification is a significant milestone for the business, and I am proud of our collective efforts in helping to safeguard our home and planet for current and future generations.”
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