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Penn National Gaming publishes 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

27 Apr 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Penn National Gaming, Inc., North America’s leading provider of integrated entertainment, sports content and casino gaming experiences, published its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility report.

The report details how Penn National is addressing the CSR matters that are most important to its business and stakeholders and the progress the company has made in advancing its CSR strategy over the last year, including: giving back to its team members; supporting and encouraging diversity; helping the underserved in its communities; expanding responsible gaming efforts; and being responsible stewards of the planet’s natural resources.

“This year’s report highlights the many ways in which we are advancing our corporate social responsibility priorities through the creation of new and sustainable initiatives that are deeply impactful and represent our company’s core values,” said Jay Snowden, CEO and President, Penn National. “We understand the increasingly important role that Penn plays as a leading employer and entertainment provider and are committed to achieving our business objectives the right way. Across Penn, we’re taking action to build on our 2021 accomplishments and further expand our company-wide CSR efforts in caring for our team members, our guests, our communities and our environment.”

Key highlights of Penn National’s 2021 CSR report include:

- A major new diversity initiative that included the dedication of more than $4 million to fund a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (“STEM”) Scholarship Program in partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (“HBCUs”) in states where Penn National operates.
- Committed $1 million to its annual Diversity Scholarship Program for the children of team members.
- Launch of the myheroes special rewards program for veterans, active duty service members and first responders, which reached over 100,000 enrollees in the program.
- Contributed more than $7 million to help fund COVID-19 and hurricane relief efforts, in addition to supporting charities and civic organizations in the communities where Penn National operates.
- Created an Emerging Leaders Program, focused on supporting hourly and early career team members eager to grow into leadership positions at Penn.
- Reduced annual Kwh consumption by 10%, equaling 45,000 tons of greenhouse gas elimination.
- Expanded responsible gaming efforts through increased promotion of RG messaging across its casino and interactive products.
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