Corporate Social Responsibility

IGT has implemented and supported programs that reflect our values and address our corporate responsibility. IGT is committed to the ideals of responsible gaming, community activism and the environment. We focus on the needs of our stakeholders, customers, employees, investors and business partners by demonstrating a positive impact on our society. Corporate social responsibility is an important component to IGT's overall business.

Responsible Gaming
IGT acknowledges problem gambling as an issue that cannot and must not be ignored. IGT believes that all stakeholders in the gaming industry must take a pro-active approach to problem and underage gambling. www.IGT.com/ResponsibleGaming

Community Activism

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.

Corporate Philanthropy

Philosophy

IGT is committed to having a significant and positive impact on the communities in which the Company operates. In conjunction with its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, IGT provides funding to select local organizations that have a direct tie to our employees, our industry and the local communities in which we operate.

The Corporate Philanthropy Committee reviews all funding requests and gives priority to requests that integrate IGT business needs, community interest and employee engagement. IGT will only provide support to properly qualified non-profit and/or tax-exempt, organizations.

Charitable Focus

Civic & Community

Support of community betterment-organizations, programs and initiatives dedicated to promoting civic engagement, culture and education all of which improve and enhance the quality of life in our local communities. Emphasis will be given to organizations that form collaborative partnerships and whose requests include employee engagement opportunities.

Basic Needs

Support of local organizations which address the health, social and economic needs of individuals and families who are at risk. Emphasis will be placed on programs which support prevention and/or intervention and empower personal growth.

Review Process

The IGT Corporate Philanthropy Committee generally meets once every quarter during the months of November, February, May and August. All requests must be submitted 90 days prior to the quarterly Meeting at which you would like your request to be considered. Donation requests will not be considered outside of the regular meeting process. All decisions are reported to the requestor in writing. For general inquiries you may send an email to CharitableContributions@IGT.com.

Limitations

IGT makes every effort to direct contributions where they can have the greatest and most lasting impact. IGT does not contribute to the following:

  • Churches, Synagogues or Religious Group – Unless to an auxiliary doing charitable or educational work where religious group membership is not a requirement
  • Individuals
  • Field trips, conference sponsorships or travel expenses
  • Advertising – Requests to place advertising in newspapers or other publications
Submitting a Donation Request

All donation requests must be submitted online and will not be considered until all the required information has been provided. Eligible organizations should include the following information on their application:

  • A brief description of the organization goals and objectives, achievements
  • Most current Form 990
  • Specific amount being requested from IGT
  • Current IGT involvement, if any - Include past support, employee volunteers, board members, etc.
  • Online Donation Request Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Will IGT support my organization's request for general operating funds?
We prefer to fund specific projects with measurable results, rather than provide general operating support.
My organization receives significant funding from local, state, and federal government. Are we still eligible for funding?
Yes. Funding from other sources does not affect your eligibility, as long as your organization is a qualified 501 (c) (3) and meets our guidelines. We encourage diversity in funding resources.
How can I submit a contribution request to IGT?
First, your organization should have a program that supports one or more of IGT's focus areas. Then you must submit a complete online application.
What does IGT fund?
In general, we fund programs that have existed for at least one year and are focused on the following areas:
  • Civic & Community
    Support of community betterment-organizations, programs and initiatives dedicated to promoting civic engagement, culture and education all of which improve and enhance the quality of life in our local communities. Emphasis will be given to organizations that form collaborative partnerships and whose requests include employee engagement opportunities.
  • Basic Needs
    Support of local organizations which address the health, social and economic needs of individuals and families who are at risk. Emphasis will be placed on programs which support prevention and/or intervention and empower personal growth.
How much time should an organization allow for consideration of a donation request?
The Contributions Committee meets once a quarter. An organization should allow a minimum of 90 days for its request to be considered. Requests will not be reviewed outside of the quarterly meeting.
How many requests may an organization submit in a calendar year?
IGT will consider 1 (one) application per year per organization. If you have multiple events or programs for which you are seeking funding, you must include all the information in one request.
Will my organization’s application be considered if it is lacking any of the required information?
No. Applications missing any of the required information or supporting documentation will not be considered. Please make sure you application is complete and has all of the correct organization and contact information as well as supporting documentation.
Does IGT support youth sports organizations?
IGT only supports youth sports organizations if directly connected to an IGT Employee.
Does IGT support K-12 school related programs?
IGT only supports K-12 school related programs if directly connected to an IGT Employee.

Diversity

Employee Diversity

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.

Supplier Diversity

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.

Policy

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.

Definitions

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.

'Green' Initiatives

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.

Educational Scholarships

Current IGT Scholarships Taking Applications

IGT Jerome “Jerry” Young Annual Public Gaming Scholarship Award

The Jerome “Jerry” Young Annual Scholarship Award is comprised of 1 (one) $3,000 scholarship and 2 (two) $1,000 scholarships that will be offered to employees or family members of an employee currently working for a government regulatory or operational gaming entity from a U.S. or Canadian Public Gaming jurisdiction in which IGT has a current relationship with. Applications will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

Please download the application for more information and eligibilty details.

Downloadd Application [docx]

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Corporate Social Responsibility at: CorporateSocialResponsibility@igt.com