Penn National Gaming has published its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, detailing the strategies it has addressed and advanced over the past year.
Some of the operator’s CSR policies implemented over the past 12 months include giving back to its team members; supporting and encouraging diversity; helping the underserved in its communities; expanding responsible gaming efforts; and being responsible stewards of the planet’s natural resources.
“This year’s report highlights the many ways in which we are advancing our corporate social responsibility priorities through the creation of new and sustainable initiatives that are deeply impactful and represent our company’s core values,” commented Jay Snowden, CEO and President of Penn National.
“We understand the increasingly important role that Penn plays as a leading employer and entertainment provider and are committed to achieving our business objectives the right way.
“Across Penn, we’re taking action to build on our 2021 accomplishments and further expand our company-wide CSR efforts in caring for our team members, our guests, our communities, and our environment.”
Highlights from Penn National’s 2021 CSR report include its more than $4m funding to a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) Scholarship Program in partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in states where it operates.
The operator also committed $1m to its annual Diversity Scholarship Program for the children of team members, and launched a myheroes special rewards program for veterans, active duty service members, and first responders.
In 2021, Penn National contributed more than $7m to COVID-19 and hurricane relief efforts, and to charities and civic organizations in the communities where it operates. It also focused on supporting hourly and early career team members looking to grow into Penn leadership positions by creating an Emerging Leaders Program.
The operator reduced its annual Kwh consumption by 10% during the year, equaling 45,000 tons of greenhouse gas elimination, and expanded its responsible gaming efforts through increased promotion of RG messaging across its casino and interactive products.
To read Penn National’s CSR report, click here.