ISLE OF MAN – Today, on World Environment Day, Microgaming has announced the completion of its 2020 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 audit at its Isle of Man headquarters.
ISO 14001 is the international standard that establishes a framework to help businesses implement an effective environmental management system (EMS).
Marking a significant milestone for Microgaming, the ISO 14001 certification follows the company’s sustainability pledge and reinforces its long-term commitment to improving its environmental impact.
The ISO 14001 certification builds on existing initiatives carried out by the technology provider through its award-winning CSR programme, PlayItForward, which aims to guide the business and its local community on the Isle of Man towards a greener future.
In July 2017, Microgaming’s 45,000 square feet headquarters was one of the Isle of Man's first privately held office buildings to achieve an 'Excellent' sustainability rating from BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings.
In an effort to continue and improve its BREEAM rating, 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.
Further afield, Microgaming has also made a conscious effort to lower the waste produced at ICE London in recent years.
In recognition of its leading role in CSR and eco-led initiatives, Microgaming has received a number of awards, including Best CSR Strategy at the HR Excellence Awards 2018 and Best Leadership Event at the ICE Awards 2019.
For more information on Microgaming PlayItForward, the company’s CSR programme, and its commitments to the environment, please visit https://www.microgamingplayitforward.co.uk/planet.