888 announces CSR committee chaired by Baron Mendelsohn

The committee will oversee 888’s corporate social responsibility strategy
The committee will oversee 888’s corporate social responsibility strategy

The UK online betting and gaming operator 888 has formed a committee to oversee CSR strategy.

UK.- The former Labour party organiser Baron Mendelsohn will chair 888’s new Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) board committee.

The committee will oversee 888’s corporate social responsibility strategy and monitor progress against key performance indicators.

Mendelsohn took over from Brian Mattingley as 888’s chair at the end of last month following his selection last September.

Other members of the committee include senior independent director Anne de Kerckhove and non-executive director Mark Summerfield.

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The FTSE250 gaming giant saw annual growth of 51.6 per cent for 2020, with increased revenue across all verticals.

The company told investors it would strengthen CSR frameworks and oversight to help improve 888’s relationship with wider stakeholders as it expands in regulated markets. 

Mendelsohn said: “As a board, we are committed to ensuring that issues such as safer gambling, the climate change agenda, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement are consistently incorporated into the Group’s strategy and decision making.

“The creation of this committee demonstrates 888’s firm commitment to continuous ESG improvements and ensuring sustainable and ethical best practice across the Group’s activities.”

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