OLG releases its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has released its first comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The document will serve as a baseline measure of OLG's efforts in a number of areas of social responsibility, including:

  • Responsible Gambling and efforts to address problem gambling;
  • Earning and keeping customers' trust;
  • Supporting employees' engagement in communities;
  • Strengthening communities; and
  • Reducing OLG's impact on the environment.

"We are proud of the progress we are making on our CSR efforts," said Rod Phillips, President and CEO, OLG. "Each year, through this report, we will demonstrate the progress we are making on these efforts and articulate our goals for the coming year."

In the past, OLG has reported on its social responsibility initiatives in a number of different ways, including its Responsible Gambling metrics and progress reports, which are posted on knowyourlimit.ca; its annual report; and In Your Community reports. Now, OLG's Corporate Social Responsibility Report will bring all of this information together each year into one comprehensive document.

"Ontarians rightly expect OLG to maintain a strong standing as a good corporate citizen and to integrate the values they hold into our culture, policies, programs, and decision making," said Phillips. "Ultimately, our goal is to be a global leader when it comes to social responsibility and how we report on our CSR efforts."

OLG contributes to the Province and people of Ontario by providing revenue to the Province, OLG's host communities and local charities. OLG is proud of its efforts to make Ontario stronger and wants to ensure it remains a sustainable organization so it can continue to do so. That's why OLG is currently modernizing the lottery and gaming industry in Ontario.

"Modernizing OLG is about continuing our tradition of community support - and about doing more," said Phillips. "It will enable OLG to provide additional revenues to the Province to help fund the operation of hospitals and other provincial priorities. At the same time, it will help to create jobs across Ontario and trigger private sector investment."

OLG's 2012-13 Corporate Social Responsibility Report can be found on OLG.ca and ModernOLG.ca.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $38 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG's annual payments to the Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program; and local and provincial charities.

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