DraftKings has printed its 2021 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, the company’s next at any time.

Previous year, DraftKings’ ESG efforts have been centered on four pillars: responsible gaming, techniques enhancement, group outreach and “environmental stewardship.” With these categories in head, the athletics betting brand name undertook a number of notable initiatives.

This incorporated funding for analysis about US sports betting performed by the Global Center for Dependable Gaming, as well as funding for the Kindbridge Exploration Institute’s investigation programme, the 50×4 Vets Venture. This challenge scientific studies navy veterans impacted by dilemma gambling.

In truth, DraftKings prolonged considerable guidance to veterans in 2021. The company available totally free, high-tech expertise education to extra than 200 ex-servicemen and armed service spouses by way of its “Tech for Heroes” programme.

DraftKings more donated virtually $4m to nearby, nationwide and intercontinental charities. Concerning its environmental commitments, the organization funded the planting of one million trees in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation.

When compiling its ESG report for 2021, DraftKings reported it consulted shareholders, staff members and unique advisors to the board and CEO, and deemed assessments from ESG score agencies and steerage from ESG frameworks.

The company’s ESG activity in 2021 also arrived towards the backdrop of sporting activities betting’s quick expansion in the US, alongside the continued influence of Covid-19.

“2021 was a huge year for DraftKings as a organization and the achievements we attained were underpinned by our ongoing dedication to environmental, social and governance initiatives,” stated Jason Robins, DraftKings’ Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board.

“Our extensive-time period accomplishment is sustained by our attentiveness to all our stakeholders, including our staff members, clients, shareholders and the communities we are a component of throughout the world.

“We recognise that our ESG journey is a consistent evolution and keep on being targeted on creating improvements in these places on an ongoing foundation.”