Last year Ubisoft was peppered with several cases of workplace harassment in their offices. Situations like the abandonment of Ashraf Ismail, creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla waves repeated complaints by employees about disrespectful behavior tarnished the image of the French company.
Following the CEO’s statement Yves guillemot that “it is clear that we have fallen short in the past. We must do better”, now the president has published a statement expressing the steps taken by Ubisoft to guarantee the well-being of its workers
Guillemot first re-acknowledges that “not all team members were experiencing the safe and inclusive workplace that we intended.” He assures that from that moment they took the initiative to “listen, learn and build a roadmap for a better Ubisoft. “
Battery of measures to avoid behaviors
The company has created several channels through which members can report any inappropriate behavior and under the guarantee of anonymity. This information is received by an independent external audit, Accenture, which is intended to ensure impartiality.
About 14,000 employees participated in group evaluations, with anonymous questionnaires and another 2,000 participated in groups and listening sessions. The result has been a “strengthening our non-discrimination and harassment policies
The commitment does not end here. It has been progressively being implemented compulsory modules focused on the fight against harassment and discrimination
Work is not done
Guillemot affirms that “a considerable progress and we will continue to work hard with the ambition of becoming an exemplary workplace in the technology industry. “What’s more, he sets an example when setting goals to overcome in this area.
“Both I and management have a responsibility to act as role models and role models for our teams. I want to emphasize my personal commitment to continue to improve our workplace culture and create real, lasting and positive change at Ubisoft.”