May 7, 2020: Betsson Group announces that it has become Founding Member of the All-In Diversity project – an industry-driven initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion for the global betting and gaming sector.
Lena Nordin, Chief HR Officer at Betsson Group said, “We are an inclusive company and with 1,800 staff members across nine offices, we have the track record to prove it. With 57 nationalities from 5 different continents, 40% women and 60% men, spread across four generations, Betsson Group is indeed a melting pot of different experiences, backgrounds and ideas.
“Partnerships with like-minded partners, such as the All-In Diversity Project, allows us to achieve greater diversity and inclusion not only within our company, but also within the wider industry.”
Betsson Group has always been committed to diversity and inclusion and earlier this year, it launched a new internal initiative called DIB, which stands for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. The DIB initiative will consist of activities aimed at putting additional attention on this important area.
“At Betsson we cherish the fact that every individual is unique. A focus on Diversity allows us to recognise those individual traits, whilst Inclusion is all about embracing the differences between us. We practice inclusion by ensuring that everyone feels welcomed and respected and this creates a sense of Belonging to the Betsson family,” says Lena.
“Betsson is the kind of company who leads by example and we are pleased to welcome them as Founding Members. They are leaders in so many areas and their approach to Diversity & Inclusion is no different,” says co-founder Kelly Kehn. “Industry collaboration and support is so important when working towards change and this been point is made especially significant during COVID-19. We are happy to be partnered with and supported by Betsson.”
Betsson’s work on its employee experience has already achieved great results. In the latest employee survey, 87% of employees said that they are proud to work at Betsson, whilst 86% said that they would recommend the company as a place to work to their family and friends.
As part of Betsson Group’s efforts in putting the spotlight on diversity both within and outside of the organisation, in February, it established the Women in Betsson (WiBE) network. The aim of this is to create a platform to promote equality and the empowerment of women within the iGaming industry, and where women at Betsson can network and inspire each other.
The continuous effort towards offering the best employee experience has also been recognised by several industry peers. Betsson Group has won the ‘Great Place to Work’ award at the 2020 International Gaming Awards. It also won the ‘Company of the Year’ at the Women in Gaming and Diversity Awards 2019, and ‘Employer of the Year’ at the EGR Operator Awards 2019.
“We do not want to rest on our laurels, and we will continue to look for further ways to be more inclusive and celebrate our differences. Joining forces with the All-In Diversity project is one way how to do this. We believe that together we can make a difference,” concludes Lena.
About Betsson Group
With 20+ brands, including Betsafe.com, Betsson.com, NordicBet.com and CasinoEuro, offering Sportsbook, Casino and other games, Betsson Group is one of the world’s largest gaming groups, at the heart of entertainment for over five decades. The company’s vision is to provide the best customer experience in the industry – listening to, and learning from, its customers, and then exceeding their expectations. Betsson Group is wholly owned by Betsson AB – listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap.
About All-in Diversity Project
The All-in Diversity Project is the industry’s global resource for data pertaining to diversity and inclusion. We collect data through employee surveys and the All-Index — a standard index which is set to be the definitive benchmarking tool for the gambling industry to measure progress towards inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is to shift the paradigm for inclusion through transparency, measurability and actionable tactics. More information can be found at allindiversityproject.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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