May 28, 2023

Activision Blizzard at the moment launched its Environmental, Social, and Governance report, detailing the corporate’s efforts to enhance illustration within the firm and cut back its environmental impression in 2022.

“Gaming is a cultural power, and for that power to achieve so far as attainable, we should appeal to and retain a extremely gifted and numerous workforce and construct a welcoming and inclusive office,” Activision Blizzard chief administration officer Brian Bullatao stated within the preface of the report.

Given the gender discrimination lawsuit Activision Blizzard has been dealing with since 2021, variety has been a recognized concern for the corporate. On that entrance, the corporate stated that it had elevated the share of staff who establish as ladies or non-binary to 26% as of November of 2022, up from 24% a 12 months earlier.

Illustration in administration and center administration on the firm has additionally shifted. From 2018 by 2020, males made up a static 79% of staff with direct reviews. For 2022, 75% of individuals with direct reviews self-reported as males.

The corporate has a objective to have ladies and non-binary folks account for 36% of staff by 2026. Over the course of 2022, 32% of recent hires self-reported as ladies, non-binary, or “one thing else.”

Activision Blizzard additionally detailed its efforts to enhance variety alongside a race and ethnicity axis as nicely. 61% of the corporate’s staff self-reported as white in 2022, down from 64% in 2021. The share of managers who had been white additionally decreased from 70% to 68%.

Retention stays an issue, as non-male and non-white staff determined to depart the corporate at elevated charges relative to their illustration within the firm.

Ladies made up 27% of voluntary departures in 2022 whereas accounting for 25% of staff, whereas non-white and multiracial staff made up 42% of voluntary departures however 39% of the general workforce.

Along with hiring its first chief variety, fairness and inclusion officer, Activision Blizzard additionally stated it had employed a head of inclusive sport design and a chief ethics and compliance officer in 2022.

As for environmental considerations, Activision Blizzard stated it established a decarbonization roadmap with a objective to achieve web zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Wanting ahead, the corporate dedicated to publishing worker promotion charges by gender in its subsequent ESG report, in addition to promotion charges by race and ethnicity for its US employees.

It’ll additionally launch an annual variety, fairness and inclusion replace, whereas the Activision Publishing division will “pilot a course of to formally incorporate inclusive sport design as an outlined and anticipated element in high-level sport approval processes.”

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