SME Chamber

Lottoland won the Green ambassador award in 2022

The Malta Business Awards is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of companies and individuals in Malta’s business community. The awards are given in a variety of categories, such as Best Start-Up, Best Small Business, Best Medium-Sized Business, Best Large Business, and Entrepreneur of the Year. The awards are intended to promote excellence and innovation in the Maltese business sector and to encourage companies to strive for the highest standards of performance.

In 2022, one company shone and stood out from the rest by taking more than one award: it’s Lottoland. The Green Ambassador award was one of them.

Lottoland won the Green ambassador award in 2022

Green Ambassador is a certification program that recognizes businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability. The program, which is run by the Malta Business Bureau, assesses businesses in areas such as energy efficiency, waste management, and environmental impact. Businesses that meet the program’s criteria are awarded the Green Ambassador Business certification, which is valid for two years. The certification helps companies stand out in the marketplace, as they can show their commitment to sustainability. Additionally, the certification can also help companies to save money by reducing their environmental impact and to access new business opportunities. It is important to note that similar programs may exist in other countries as well. Lottoland, an online lottery provider that offers the chance to Bet on the outcome of Mega Millions in Malta, took home three trophies and was the biggest winner of the night. These included first places in the categories of Exceptional Wellbeing sponsored by GCS and Carbon Neutral Commitment award sponsored by Malta International Airport, as well as the runner-up for the Best CSR initiative sponsored by the Ministry for Social Policy. Lottoland became the first iGaming business to be certified carbon-neutral last year. Over 2 million trees have been planted by the world’s leading online lottery operator, Lottoland. This includes a thousand trees in Malta with the local NGO Saggar.

Lottoland Malta ambassador Ira Losco receiving the Carbon Neutral Commitment Award sponsored by Malta International Airport. (Left: Ira Losco, Justine Baldacchino -MIA & Hon. Minister Miriam Dalli)


Lottoland believes that, together with their Maltese customers, they are taking decisive actions to create a better environment that allows people, animals, and the environment to flourish. In fact, the company established a foundation to make a positive difference in all the communities in which it operates. In the coming days, Lottoland will renew its partnership with Nature Trust Malta’s Wildlife Rescue Team.

Lottoland Malta ambassador Ira Losco receiving the Exceptional Wellbeing at the Workplace Award sponsored by GCS. (Left: Ms Ira Losco, Mr Christian Gravina – CEO at GCS & Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Andy Ellul)


Green ambassador award subcategories


Innovative Climate Solution

supported by APS Bank

This award recognizes a green initiative that addresses climate change. This nomination is for an innovative solution to a greener environment.


Best Waste Reduction Strategy

supported by Wasteserv

This award recognizes businesses that have taken steps to reduce, reuse, or recycle waste within their company. It also acknowledges those who have attempted to comply with environmental laws. The Selection Committee will look for businesses that can demonstrate how they have contributed to the reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste.


Green Transport Initiative

supported by the Foundation for Transport

This award recognizes businesses that have taken initiatives to promote smart and sustainable transport. The Selection Committee will look for businesses that inspire others with their efforts to improve transport efficiency while also contributing to and benefitting the company.


Leader in Sustainable Initiatives

supported by the Energy and Water Agency

This award recognizes the most significant initiative or change made by an enterprise that has improved its product/service efficiency or overall sustainability. The business must be considered sustainable after its implementation. The Selection Committee will look for businesses that have implemented a sustainable initiative that has been beneficial to the business and does not compromise the quality of life of future generations.


Carbon Neutral Commitment Award

supported by Malta International Airport

This award recognizes any business that has taken a proactive step towards carbon neutrality. It is also economically feasible and profitable. Therefore, the Selection Committee will focus on businesses that have made a clear, measurable commitment to this goal.


*Sponsored article

What we can do for you










The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.

A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).