Svenska Spel

Environmental responsibility

Svenska Spel works continuously to improve its performance in the environmental area and proactively pursues the four areas in which it has identified its greatest environmental impact: business travel, materials/products, energy and freight transports.

As a service company, Svenska Spel’s environmental impact is relatively limited, despite which Svenska Spel tries to continuously reduce the company’s environmental impact and behave like a role model in the area. Svenska Spel contributes to long-term sustainable social development by reducing its environmental impact. Svenska Spel is to achieve this by constantly improving itself and working proactively whenever possible.

Strategy and objectives

Svenska Spel’s operations impact the environment directly through its consumption of energy and other resources that are used in its daily operations, and indirectly through the supply chain.

Consideration for the environment is to comprise an integrated element of its daily operations, including planning, investment decisions, procurement and working methods. The company’s environmental efforts are viewed as an opportunity for positive progress and potential savings, both financial and environmental.

The overriding goal is for Svenska Spel to become a more climate-smart company and also to impose requirements on its suppliers. Svenska Spel’s environmental council, which includes representatives from the result areas and staff functions, is unanimous that the goal in each focus area between 2012 and 2014 should be to:

  • Reduce the number of business trips by 20% (domestic) and 10% (abroad) compared with 2010.
  • Reduce electricity consumption by 6% (kWh) compared with 2010.
  • Not exceed 2010 figures for freight transports during the period.
  • Identify, measure and see the results of the optimisation of the quantity of advertising material.

In 2012, in partnership with Tricorona Climate Partner, ­Svenska Spel once again conducted a climate estimate for the operation’s four focus areas. The purpose was to establish a measurement method that will be sustainable in the long term and facilitate comparability between periods.

Focus areas

Through an environmental investigation, Svenska Spel de­­duced where each operation has its most significant impact and where initiatives can make the greatest difference. The following areas of focus have been identified: ­business travel, materials/products, energy and freight ­transport.

Business travel Offices in two locations and casinos in four cities make business travel a necessity. Accordingly, Svenska Spel’s employees are encouraged to use video and tele­conferencing and to plan their meetings so as to minimise travel. There are a total of about 30 video-conference facilities at the company that are used on a daily basis.

Material/Products Svenska Spel is a major consumer of paper in the form of gaming programmes, ticket rolls, gaming coupons and so forth. Thus, a reduction in materials consumption is a focus area.

Energy By means of consistent improvements and energy saving measures, Svenska Spel attempts to reduce energy consumption. Renewable energy has been introduced in all of Svenska Spel’s properties since 2011.

Freight transports Each week, Svenska Spel dispatches gaming programmes, coupons, advertising materials and ticket rolls to retailers nationwide. Fewer delivery days and smaller paper batches have optimised transports and freight transports have transitioned from being the largest source of emissions to comprising only a minor portion, 6%, of Svenska Spel’s climate impact.

As the environmental impact of the transports is reduced, Svenska Spel is focusing on other environmental aspects of its operation.

Environmental requirements for suppliers

A substantial portion of Svenska Spel’s environmental impact derives from goods purchased by the company. Therefore, environmental requirements are imposed on all purchasing processes. These comprise fundamental and general environmental requirements, as well as specific and more comprehensive environmental requirements for purchasing ­processes in which a substantial environmental impact is identified, such as freight transports, technology and food.

Events in 2012

  • Revised environmental goals between 2012 and 2014.
  • Invested in energy optimisation at the office in Sundbyberg.
  • Assessed the possibility of recycling excess heat from the data centres in Visby to heat the office.
  • Imposed carbon offset requirements in the procurement of services with a high environmental impact, such as freight transports.
  • Increased focus on business travel, including such measures as highlighting travel figures through monthly reports to Group management.

Priorities ahead of 2013

  • Continue the work with the LED project, which comprises replacing a large portion of Casino Cosmopol’s lighting with LED.
  • New climate calculations.
  • Project aimed at optimising the quantity of materials sent to retailers.