William Hill unveils female leadership and clean energy corporate social responsibility initiatives

The UK bookmaker William Hill has announced two new corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The gambling giant William Hill has outlined two new corporate social responsibility initiatives which includes the launch of an IT training programme to help develop female leaders in technology and moving its UK electricity supply to renewable energy.

Going green

The bookmaker announced that it has switched its UK electricity supply to the energy supplier Total Gas & Power moving from relying on grid electricity to 100% renewable energy from wind, solar and hydroelectric sources.

William Hill said that by moving to Total Gas & Power’s Pure Green energy supply, it expects to save around 61,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide over its three-year contract. This is the equivalent to 38,000 cars in the UK.

The operator said that this initiative is one of several that will allow it to become less reliant on carbon. William Hill noted another initiative that includes the rollout of Smart Metering across all of its retail shops to help reduce its reliance on carbon.

David Medori, Chief Procurement Officer at William Hill said: “We have prioritised the Environment as being extremely important to William Hill, and have committed to becoming a Carbon Neutral Business. We have established aggressive targets over 5 years in C02 reduction on Energy, Waste, Transportation and Water. All metrics are on target. We have an Environmental Management Forum for driving through key initiatives and ensuring these are on both operating and PLC Board agendas.”

The Lead IT Lady programme

William Hill also provided an update on its Lead IT Lady programme, which is based in its Krakow office, that aims to address the gender gap in leadership in the gambling industry by offering participants the opportunity to develop their skills through a series of expert-led training modules.

The operator’s programme includes a module where participants are given the opportunity to lead on individual digital projects to support non-profit organisations in the local community.

According to the bookmaker, there are currently 14 participants on the programme, three of which are internal representatives from William Hill’s Krakow teams.

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