IGT takes seriously its role as a responsible global citizen in the countries and communities where it does business. IGT's community responsibility takes various forms, from monetary gifts and in-kind donations like donated services, computers and used equipment to employee volunteer time, service on agency boards and use of the Company's facilities for public events and meetings. IGT's community involvement embraces a breadth of needs including education, health and human services, and the arts with special emphasis on "active" involvement.
Diversity is a strong component of IGT's success, and the Company is committed to developing a culture of inclusion which involves recruiting, talent development, and overall building of a diverse workforce. Our diversity management takes the lead in developing and implementing a breadth of efforts that involve both internal activities and external alliances.
IGT is continually seeking out and expanding its local and national base of suppliers, especially those owned by minorities, women, the physically and mentally challenged, and service-disabled veterans. We encourage our suppliers and contractors to involve these types of businesses through partnerships, joint ventures and subcontracts.
International Game Technology is committed to the solicitation, preservation, and strengthening of Minority-, Women-, Physically/Mentally Challenged-, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses, locally and nationwide. These businesses are, and will continue to be, encouraged to participate in the procurement activities of International Game Technology at every level.
We also encourage all of our suppliers and contractors to provide for the involvement of these types of businesses through our partnerships, joint ventures, subcontracts, and other contractual opportunities.
As such, IGT has and continues to accumulate data relative to the number of suppliers that fall into each diversity category, as well as the expenditures by supplier. This data is regularly reported to Senior Management. We believe that this type of exposure services to highlight our commitment and strengthen the opportunities for the expansion of these businesses within IGT's supplier base, as well as, in the general business community.
- Women-Owned Businesses
- For the purposes of classification and reporting, a woman-owned business is defined as a concern that is at least 51 percent legally owned by a woman or women who also control and operate it. In this context, "control" means exercising the power to make policy decisions, and "operate" means being actively involved in the day-to-day management.
- Minority-Owned Businesses
- For the purposes of classification and reporting, a minority owned business is defined as a concern that is at least 51 percent owned, and also controlled and operated by a person or people in designated socially and economically disadvantaged groups. These groups are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and other groups as may be recognized by the Office of Advocacy, United States Small Business Administration, Washington D.C.
- Physically/Mentally Challenged Businesses
- For the purpose of classification and reporting, a physically/mentally challenged business is, in cooperation with NISH (employment for the severely disabled), an agency in charge of providing administration and oversight for the Javits Wagner O'Day Act (JWOD) contracts and to find Federal employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities through JWOD.
- Requirements include, at least, 65% severely disabled employee representation.
- The enterprise must meet financial and administrative infra-structural requirements of the Federal government.
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned
- For the purposes of classification and reporting, a service-disabled veteran owned business is defined as a business that is at least 51 percent owned, and also controlled and operated by a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable, with a service connected disability that was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
IGT is also proactive in its recycling and energy saving efforts. IGT facilities annually recycle millions of pieces of cardboard, metal, paper and glass, as well as aluminum cans, plastic bottles, printer cartridges, wire harnesses, pallets and fluorescent light bulbs. While IGT does not generate a large amount of hazardous waste, small quantities of inks and solvents are recycled by an outside disposal company.
The Company has steadily reduced the amount of energy consumed in its daily operations. A major example was a recent lighting retrofit that replaced more than 5,000 antiquated light fixtures and reduced energy consumption by 3.4 megawatt hours a year. Energy savings have also been realized through installation of lighting occupancy sensors and "as needed" use of service and electrical equipment instead of around-the-clock operation.
In compliance with the European Union (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive of 2006, IGT began manufacturing RoHS-compliant machines for European distribution. Although not required to do so, IGT now includes many of the parts that meet or exceed the RoHS standards in machines manufactured for the US and countries outside the EU.