The goal of GTECH’s community involvement programs is to enrich and strengthen the communities where the Company operates, especially those where its facilities are historically rooted and where relationships have been established with local and national governments, associations, and institutions.
The Company encourages employee involvement in causes that are important to them by offering additional financial support to these initiatives.
GTECH CONTRIBUTIONS IN FAVOR OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES (€/000)
GTECH strongly believes that culture is the glue that holds a society together, in addition to being an important factor for growth and development.
THE MOST IMPORTANT RESTORATIONS FROM GIOCO DEL LOTTO
Since the 1996 introduction of the second weekly draw on Wednesday (Law No. 662/1996), a portion of the income from “Gioco del Lotto” has been designated by the Ministry of Economy and Finance to support the restoration and enhancement of Italian cultural and artistic heritage.
In 2014, thanks to the proceeds of “Gioco del Lotto”, more than 120 restoration projects throughout Italy had been identified to get funds, with a total budget of nearly 23 million euro.
OPENING OF MUSEO 900
The Gioco del Lotto has confirmed its participation in supporting the arts and culture throughout Italy, partnering up with Museo Novecento, a new 20th century Italian art museum in Florence. During its opening weekend, Gioco del Lotto offered free guided tours, and organized fun and interactive workshops for children and families “Io Gioco con l’Arte,” free of charge.
INITIATIVES IN EDUCATION
GTECH makes education a top priority. The Company’s largest philanthropic contributions go toward educational programs support engineering, computer science, technology, and business management areas.
GTECH’s After School Advantage Program provides computer centers for at-risk children during the critical after school hours. The program, established in 1998, was created as an opportunity for technical and non-technical GTECH employees to share their time and skills with children in communities where GTECH does business.
GTECH encourages its employees to identify schools, charities, and civic organizations that may benefit from the Company’s Reach Out! program. The Reach Out! program offers employees a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer in their local communities.
Day Off for Volunteerism: This program offers employees one paid day off annually to perform community service at a non-profit organization of their choice.
Dollars for Doers: In this program, GTECH donates $250 to any non-profit organization an employee has volunteered at least 25 hours with in a year.
Matching Gifts: This program encourages employees to make monetary donations to any U.S.-based college or university by matching the gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500 annually.
Team Grants: This program encourages teams of 10 or more employees to volunteer for a non-profit event of their choice.
THE SANT’EGIDIO COMMUNITY ART LABORATORIES FOR DISABLED ARTISTS
Disabled artists are offered experimental laboratories to study and learn new artistic techniques, as well as new communication methods, keeping in mind the different levels of art study and not taking into account the physical and mental condition of the participants.
GTECH BELGRADE: SUPPORTING SERBIAN FLOOD VICTIMS
The 2014 flooding of multiple rivers left water surging through the countries of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. This prompted GTECH Serbia, to immediately organize contributions for the Red Cross.
GTECH ASSISTS CHILE EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE VICTIMS
Chile’s northern coast was struck by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in April, which led to subsequent aftershocks, landslides, and a tsunami.
In the wake of Chile’s devastating natural disasters, GTECH donated to the TECHO organization, which will be using GTECH’s donation to build emergency shelters throughout the devastated areas.
GTECH Costa Rica supported local child care centers that help boys and girls through preventive nutrition services.
GTECH Chile worked with the Las Creches Foundation and Maruri Foundation for their meaningful Christmas events.
GTECH Germany spread their goodwill efforts towards children and families in need.
GTECH India employees participated in a 7k run to support NGOs (Non Governmental Organisation) India, a conglomerate of non-profit organizations committed to a better society.
Also in 2014, staffers of GTECH Trinidad & Tobago donated some needed household items to Raffa House for the holiday season.
CANSTRUCTION 2014: GTECH FIGHTS HUNGER
In March 2014, GTECH Rhode Island employees participated in CANstruction, a unique, national charitable competition that puts creativity and collaboration to the test while increasing awareness about hunger.
HEALTH CARE INITIATIVES
Since 2000, Lottomatica has sponsored the Telethon research projects through the ADM. In 2014, donations were once again carried out through the Lotto Game network, alongside the traditional collection on the Better and Totosì network, for the project “Gaming Heads for Research.”
GTECH is committed to sustaining sport activities, especially those involving young people. Sports are seen as an emblematic activity that encourages positive values, such as healthy emulation, respect for the opponent, team spirit, tolerance, and loyalty.
The Rome Marathon is one of the most important marathons in the world. Celebrating friendship and sportsmanship, it has reached its 20th event with more than 19,000 participants from more than 123 countries. The Gioco del Lotto is a proud sponsor of this extraordinary event.
The marathon is open to disabled athletes as well. The most popular category is for athletes using a hand bike. Alex Zanardi won this category in 2014 for the fourth time in a row.