We care about our environment
We are making our contribution to climate protection and believe that every company can make a contribution. We have defined the following topics as fields of action:
- Reduction of waste.
- Reduction of energy consumption.
- Extending the life cycle of our hardware products.
Reduction of waste
As we market digital gaming experiences, we do not produce lottery tickets nor do we consume many other resources. From 2020 to 2021, we successfully reduced our packaging waste by 0.04 t to 1.12 t. Since 2021, we have begun to gradually measure all other waste in order to steadily decrease their volumes. According to our first measurement of shredded documents in 2021, for example, the total volume was 0.55 t.
Despite our low waste volumes, we continuously check the possibilities for further improvement. To this end, our employees launched the GREEN ZEAL initiative. In addition, we only use envelopes and Post-It’s certified with the ‘Blue Angel’ and reuse parcel packaging as much as possible. By implementing various digital tools for file storage, signature and invoice processing, we have been able to significantly reduce paper consumption.
Reduction of energy consumption
We consume energy to operate our office buildings and global data centres. Since 2019, we have been able to significantly reduce our consumption:
At our office location in Hamburg, renewables accounted for 97.9% of energy consumption in 2021 (2020: 72.2%). The figure is expected to reach 100% within the next few years. Since summer 2020, the electricity for our data centre and external computing capacity has been exclusively from renewable sources.
In February 2020, we launched the lotto club ‘Das Grüne Glück’. With the purchase of each stake, our customers support the planting of trees by the local population in developing countries. A total of 437,000 trees have been planted this way so far – actively combating climate change and promoting local employment.
Extending the life cycle of our hardware products
We make a further contribution to protecting the environment by paying close attention to durability and energy efficiency when selecting the hardware products we procure for our IT department. We regularly replace less efficient equipment which is older than 5 years with new and efficient hardware. Retired hardware is donated to schools, for example, to provide better equipment and improve education there.