11/18/2012 : MICROGAMING WINS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Community support fosters goodwill toward socially consciecious Manx-based company
Online gaming software provider Microgaming has won the 2012 Isle of Man Awards for Excellence award for Corporate Social Responsibility.
The award, sponsored by Baker Tilly Isle of Man, was open to entries from any local organisation which could demonstrate an embedded culture of building cooperation across public and/or private sectors for the benefit of the Island and the community.
Microgaming's involvement through the local community includes extensive sponsorship deals with Manx sports clubs and societies, such as the National Cycling Team, Team Microgaming Isle of Man and the Microgaming Health & Care Trust established in 2002 which has donated over GBP 700 000 to Isle of Man registered charities since its inception.
Other social initiatives include a donation of GBP 4 880 to The Children's Centre's popular Community Farm to develop a poly-tunnel greenhouse for disabled access and the purchase of an Ultrasound scanner, Phototherapy Fibre Optic System and a Panda Infant Resuscitating Monitor to Noble's Hospital.
Roger Raatgever, chief executive officer of Microgaming said: “To be recognised as a social and responsible company is a great honour for us. We believe that responsible gaming, which players trust and respect, is essential to the online gaming industry. We aim to achieve the highest standards in this area. Furthermore, we are extremely proud to be an Isle of Man based company, and we are delighted to be able to support the Island’s local community through various sponsorships and donations.”