Being aware of the social role of our business, we are committed to assuming an ever stronger role in achieving the universal sustainable development goals, in particular, the responsibility for achieving Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being). Consumer protection is our top commitment and the most important challenge for our business, i.e. the core of our corporate purpose. Sisal has therefore equipped itself with a Responsible Gambling Programme certified according to the highest international standards promoted by the World Lottery Association, which certifies a company’s acceptance and implementation of actions in full compliance with the so-called Responsible Gambling Standards. The purpose of this programme is to build a shared safe and reliable gaming model, centred on entertainment, prohibition of gambling for minors and prevention of problem gambling issues. The certification attests to the validity of the Responsible Gambling Programme adopted, aiming to protect gamers and promote a model for responsible gambling in compliance with the standards.
Health, well-being and sustainability are closely intertwined: the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3 “Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages” is essential for the protection of our planet so as to ensure global prosperity, promoting a healthy life style and socio-economic development based on the sustainable use of environmental resources.
Sustainable Development may be considered to be in a dynamic balance between environmental quality, economic development and social equity. Our attention to occupational health and safety fits within this context, as attested by the ISO 45001 certification – Occupational Health and Safety and Sustainability, which specifies the requirements for the design and implementation of an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system in order to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces, preventing work-related injuries and illnesses and proactively improving their OHS performance and compliance with the related mandatory legislation. Obtaining an ISO 45001 certification means showing the organization’s commitment to guaranteeing adequate working conditions in terms of health, well-being and equality practices. This certification is for Sisal a strategy that focuses on workers, by protecting and indeed enhancing the “human” factor (the well-being of workers) together with “technical and economic” factors (professional ethics, competence at work) and “social” factors (experience, relations with the others, role within the community). The new UNI ISO 45001 standard also contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 5, 9, 10, 11 and 16 and Goal 3 in particular.
Certification of the environmental management system
Sisal is committed to assuming a consistent social role in achieving the universal sustainable development goals. More specifically, the Sisal Group has specifically chosen to commit to the environment in particular by focusing attention on Goals 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life below Water), 15 (Life on Land) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), addressing the environmental impacts of its activities.
For this reason, an environmental management system has been implemented, which goes beyond compliance with legal requirements and implements the environmental projects and goals that we have set for ourselves. The certification according to the ISO 14001 Standard - Environmental Management Systems specifies the requirements that an organization wishing to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system must meet for the purpose of preventing and reducing the organization’s potential impact on the surrounding environment. In particular, this certification allows Sisal to measure and limit its impact on the environment by monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Namely, it allows the company to:
- Contribute to the achievement of targets set to reduce climate change, such as the Paris climate agreement and the British government’s clean air strategy;
- Reduce the negative impact of its operations on the surrounding environment on land and at sea by analysing the life cycle of all corporate areas;
- Improve the people’s health and well-being by reducing air pollution.
Certification of the energy efficiency management system
Sisal has chosen to commit itself directly to the achievement of the universal sustainable development goals, specifically those concerning the Environment, with particular attention to Goals 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), Goal 13 (Climate Action) and, of course, Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), addressing the environmental impacts of its activities for such purpose. In particular, Sisal has set itself ambitious targets for the containment of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and has implemented sustainable projects aimed at pursuing them. With this in mind, an energy management system has been implemented, certified according to ISO 50001 - Energy Management, whose goal is to allow the organization to pursue a continuous improvement of its energy performance with a systematic approach and helps Sisal to improve its energy performance, efficiency, use and consumption, paying specific attention to:
- Protecting the environment by purchasing energy from clean sources;
- Ensuring responsible consumption through efforts to reduce waste;
- Facilitating sustainable communities by reducing the use of limited energy resources;
- Specifying the requirements for implementing and improving an energy management system (EMS).
Certification of the infection prevention and control management system
Health, well-being and sustainability are closely intertwined: the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3 “Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages”, is essential to protect our planet and ensure global prosperity by promoting a healthy life style and socio-economic development based on the sustainable use of environmental resources. This is why Sisal has, in terms of social sustainability, implemented the “Biosafety Trust Certification”, the first certification for management systems to prevent the spread of infections and protect the people’s health. The new certification provides a set of reference best practices to minimize the risk of spreading diseases in public and private meeting areas, such as means of transport, entertainment venues (restaurants, theatres, museums, gyms and swimming pools), accommodation facilities (hotels, cruise ships, congress centres) and nursing and retirement homes.