Lottoland Reports Significant Milestone in Its Journey to Net-Zero After Planting 2.7 Million Trees
Gibraltar (April 12, 2023) — Gibraltar-based online lotto betting operator, Lottoland, has reported a significant reduction in its carbon emissions for 2022 after being the first in its industry to achieve carbon-neutral status.
The operator, which was also the first to sign The Climate Pledge in 2019, has been working with Tunley Engineering, a global climate reduction consultancy, in order to take the necessary steps in measuring, reporting, and offsetting its carbon footprint.
Nigel Birrell, Group CEO at Lottoland said: “At Lottoland we are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible not just for our customers but for our employees too.
“Although historically a lot of businesses have been paying lip service to climate change initiatives, I think we’ve all realised that something has to change and we have a responsibility to make that change. If companies like Lottoland can make strides in carbon reduction, hopefully, we’ll see more and more enterprises doing the same.”
Through its work with Tunley over the past three years, Lottoland has invested in many tree-related offsets, such as planting new trees or protecting existing forests.
Early this year, Tunley Engineering provided a Carbon Assessment that allowed Lottoland to fully comprehend and visualise its carbon footprint in annual tonnes of Carbon Equivalence.
In its first year of carbon emissions reporting (2019), Lottoland identified emissions of 140.19 tonnes of CO2e per annum. However, over the past three years, Lottoland has been committed to offsetting its carbon usage by various means and has reduced its emissions to 133.12 tCO2e for the year in 2022.
Tunley Engineering also reports that the business has evidenced the purchase of carbon offsets totalling 278,982 tonnes of CO2e in 2022, including over 250,000 tonnes by planting nearly three million trees for the Eden Reforestation Project, and 22,000 tonnes for various myclimate carbon offset projects worldwide.*
Following this year’s report, Lottoland is currently implementing a road map that will help the business achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Changes include utilising communication technology over business travel, incentivising staff to use e-bikes and car share during their commute, and introducing occupancy sensors for its premises so that air conditioning is only being used during key times of the day.
Nigel added that the good news will not let Lottoland become complacent. They will continue to look into how the company could transition to carbon-negative in the years to come: “Now, with a greater understanding of the Carbon cost attached to energy use, business travel, and water use, we can make informed decisions in how to continue to make tangible reductions to our carbon footprint which by extension makes us a greener and more ethical company.
“We are proud to be taking a leadership position in climate change and we’re committed to a greener future, hopefully achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 or sooner!”
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*Tunley Engineering verify that Lottoland has evidenced the purchase of sufficient offsets in various forms, totalling 278,982 tCO2e in 2022:
- 5,000 tCO2e in the myclimate carbon offset project ʺREDD Yaeda Tanzania”.
- 5,000 tCO2e in the myclimate carbon offset project “Solar PV Dominican Republic”.
- 50 tCO2e per year by sponsoring 1,000 Aleppo Pine Trees planted by Saġġar in Vincent’s EcoEstate, Mġarr.
- 256,932.46 tCO2e by planting 2,799,354 trees for the Eden Reforestation Projects, Usambara Biodiversity Conservation.
- 12,000 tCO2e by investing in myclimate carbon offset projects, offsetting 2,000 tCO2e, monthly between July – December 2022.
Lottoland has grown rapidly to become a world leader in online lotto. Innovation, coupled with the freedom to offer players a unique and enhanced lottery experience, has been key to the company’s success. In June 2018, Lottoland paid out €90 million to one lucky winner in Germany – this win has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest online gambling payout.
The Gibraltar-based business is active in 15 markets, has over 400 employees, and has more than 17 million customers worldwide. Lottoland is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, the UK Gambling Commission, the Republic of Ireland National Excise License Office, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli in Italy, the Northern Territory’s Racing Commission in Australia and has recently received licences from the Swedish Gambling Authority, the Malta Gaming Authority and the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.
SOURCE: Lottoland.Tags: Lottoland, carbon-neutral, Tunley Engineering