Ubisoft has posted a statement on the corporate’s web site titled “A Year of Change at Ubisoft,” the place it outlined adjustments made after abuse allegations surfaced last year. Some of the adjustments talked about embody the addition of an nameless reporting system, a transforming of administration’s compensation standards, and the appointment of recent executives.
Guillemot states that Ubisoft has since “engaged in a company-wide effort to listen, learn and build a roadmap for a better Ubisoft.” Reports of inappropriate behaviour are actually dealt with by an unbiased “external partner” to make sure impartiality, through a “platform that guarantees anonymity.” Additionally, the corporate said that it had “took appropriate actions” after launching a collection of investigations after the preliminary controversy.
The assertion from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot comes simply over every week after experiences that the corporate was continuing to mishandle reports of harassment. Gameindustry.biz reported that, whereas among the accused had been reprimanded or resigned, most of the abusers concerned nonetheless stored their positions at Ubisoft. Other experiences, similar to a measure to rent extra ladies and supply accountability coaching classes to new hires had additionally gone ignored.
Guillemot additionally highlighted the appointment of Anika Grant as the brand new Chief People Officer, in addition to Belén Essioux-Trujillo as an unbiased board member and Raashi Sikka because the VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion. According to Guillemot, these appointments will assist strengthen the corporate’s “global corporate culture and HR organization.” Sikka’s appointment within the D&I division, specifically, will reportedly “encourage team members across Ubisoft to constantly challenge their perspectives” by means of a give attention to empowering Employee Resource Groups.
Finally, the corporate has additionally performed group-wide assessments for over 14,000 workers, in addition to an nameless questionnaire. The HR division was additionally audited by the consulting agency Accenture, and the Code of Conduct was up to date to incorporate mentions of non-discrimination and anti-harassment insurance policies. It additionally reworked the compensation for managers, which now assesses the “ability to care for people, behave inclusively, and foster a safe and respectful work environment.”
Guillemot ends by stressing his private dedication to bettering office tradition, and thanked those that supported the corporate because it “continue(s) to learn and grow.” Whether or not these new adjustments will yield outcomes is but to be seen. However, if these adjustments have been made previous to the abuse allegations made final week, it suffices to say that Ubisoft nonetheless has an extended street forward.
[Source: Ubisoft Official Website]