It’s been one year since the #MeToo movement made its way to Ubisoft, as sexual allegations and misconducts were reported amongst current and previous staff members. These allegations made their way to the top officers of the video game company, with resignations and changes to make the workplace safer as a move to answer the reports.
In a post on Ubisoft, CEO Yves Guillemot writes that throughout the year they have made various efforts to build a roadmap to create an inclusive workspace as new reports are being addressed as well by the company.
Following the allegations of misconduct, we set up several channels via which team members can report inappropriate behavior, including a platform that guarantees anonymity. All reports are received and treated by an independent external partner to guarantee impartiality.
The focus to address the situation brought about 14,000 Ubisoft employees to conduct a group-wide assessment, and creation of a new HR process with an updated internal Code of Fair Conduct.
In the same post, new executive officers were introduced, such as VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion Raashi Sikka.
Management — myself included — have a responsibility to act as role models and be exemplary for our teams. I want to stress my personal commitment to continue to improve our workplace culture and create real, lasting and positive change at Ubisoft.
Guillemot continues to promise for the Ubisoft team “to work hard with the ambition of becoming an exemplary work in the tech industry”