California Lottery launches first Corporate Social Responsibility website
The california lottery | 3/6/2014, midnight
Selling lottery tickets isn’t the only thing the California Lottery is concerned about. We also prize what we do for the community, its businesses, and our public schools. With that in mind the California Lottery is proud to be the first U.S. lottery to launch a website dedicated to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts.
“The site provides our players and stakeholders with information as to who we are outside of the products we offer,” said Paula LaBrie, acting director of the California Lottery. “CSR touches on every aspect of our business and it demonstrates our commitment to being a good corporate citizen.”
The new website, www.californialottery.com, gives users the opportunity to learn more about the lottery’s impact on California public schools, responsible gaming programs, and other pillars of the CSR program. The CSR website focuses on the following areas:
• Responsible Gaming
• Contribution to Education
• Integrity and Transparency
• Consumer Protection and Security
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Environmental Impact
The California Lottery is one of two states to hold a level three certification from the World Lottery Association (WLA). Over the past year, the lottery has undergone evaluation and improvements to its responsible gaming programs as it prepares to seek a level four certification from the WLA later this year. A level four certification would make the California Lottery the only U.S. lottery to hold this designation, the highest level from the WLA.
The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 95 cents of every dollar spent by players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.