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Acting With Integrity

 

This chapter covers guidance on the Right Way2Play: it’s how we live our Code. Our ethical culture is created by all of us.  We all have the responsibility to not only react when something’s wrong, but also step up and speak up to keep things right. Keep reading to learn more on getting guidance and making reports. 

THE ASK LIST: WHERE YOU CAN GO FOR HELP

The ASK List* is your key go-to resource. It’s a list of people and resources that you can turn to if you have questions, need some advice, or want to report something. You can choose whatever channel or resource makes you the most comfortable.  No matter the circumstances, you can reach out to anyone on the ASK List:

  • Your manager
  • Another manager you trust
  • Any member of the Way2Play Team directly or at way2play@activisionblizzard.com
  • Any member of HR (or you can reach HR at 877-225-4702 within the U.S. or at HR@activision.com from anywhere in the world)
  • Any member of the Law Department
  • The Integrity Line (1-877-WAY2PLAY or 1-877-929-2752) within North America or way2play.ethicspoint.com from anywhere in the world

You can always reach out to your Way2Play Heroes* for guidance about your reporting options. 

We want you to understand more about the Integrity Line so you can decide if it is the right option for you. The Integrity Line is a confidential website and telephone line, operated by an external third-party vendor, which allows you to report concerns 24 hours a day. If you prefer, the Integrity Line allows you to report concerns anonymously. However, providing your name allows us to contact you directly, while still protecting your confidentiality to the extent possible; it also allows us to ask you for further information as we investigate your concerns and may impact our ability to respond and expedite the time it takes us to do so. 

You can reach the Integrity Line by:

 

Telephone:

  • North America 1-877-WAY2PLAY (877-929-2752)
  • Global
    • Australia 1800 161 117
    • Brazil 0800 000 0474
    • China (Mainland) 4001200531
    • France 0 805 62 01 53
    • Germany 0800 1819538
    • Ireland 1800851838
    • Japan 0120-406-357
    • Malta 8006 5047
    • Mexico 8006815321
    • Netherlands 0800 0229506
    • Romania 0800 890 440
    • Singapore 8004922537
    • South Korea 00798 14 203 0354
    • Spain 900838616
    • Sweden 020 089 00 22
    • Taiwan 00801-49-1714
    • UK & Northern Ireland 0800 046 550

Internet:



way2play.ethicspoint.com

                           

Reports submitted through the Integrity Line are automatically directed to members of the Way2Play Ethics & Compliance team and may be escalated as appropriate.

Note that any of the reporting options on the ASK List can be used for reporting any types of concerns. We hope you trust our process for handling matters internally, but please know that nothing in our Code prohibits you from reporting any illegal activity, including any violation of the securities laws, antitrust laws, environmental laws or any other federal, state, or foreign law, rule or regulation, to regulatory or government authorities. Employees, officers, and directors shall not discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass or in any other manner discriminate or retaliate against an employee because he or she reports any such violation.

Get to Know Your Way2Play Heroes

While creating a safe and inclusive culture is everyone’s responsibility, the Way2Play Heroes on our team go the extra mile. As your local points of contact on ethics and compliance, they serve as a bridge between our business and experts on the Way2Play Team*. Heroes are the allies in the room, our in-person guides, and the advocates of doing the right thing. They are appointed to the Way2Play Heroes program after a careful vetting process and receive extra training to help guide you if you have questions or concerns about what to do.  Click here* to find your local list of Heroes. 

 

Unsure What to Do?

Check out the Activision Blizzard Ethical Decision-Making Guide:

 

 

Am I living our values & following our policies?


Is what I’m about to do in line with our core values of Integrity, Responsibility & Creativity? Have I checked the relevant policy for guidance?

 

 

 

 

Have I checked my intentions? 


Have I confirmed that social pressure isn’t influencing my decision? Am I confident that I’m not overreacting to high stress or pressure? Is there a clear precedent for this action that confirms it’s ethical and the right thing to do?

 

YES! Move ahead, but use the ASK List if you’re still unsure.

 

Is it legal?


Am I conducting business legally? Do I know that my action won’t inadvertently lead to violating a law in a different region or department where we do business?

 

 

 

Would I feel proud if this becomes public?


If my words or actions made it to the front page of a newspaper, would it make me proud? Would my fans, fellow players, and friends think it was a good move?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always Speak Up: Ask Questions and Raise Concerns

We are committed to providing a workplace where individuals feel comfortable reporting concerns immediately - when concerns occur or upon learning of them; however, you should not be discouraged to report concerns that have occurred in the past; we still want to know about those. We understand that there are times when you feel that you can address an issue yourself or maybe you think the concern isn’t serious enough to report. Sometimes you may be afraid to report, fearful of retaliation or fallout. We take retaliatory conduct seriously, we prohibit it, and we are committed to fostering a workplace where individuals can report their concerns without fear of retribution. 


Speaking up and seeking answers is a key company value. So if you know or suspect something’s wrong, including a violation of our Code or policies, we encourage you to speak up right away – even when others don’t.  Similarly, People Leaders who know or suspect something’s wrong must promptly report such misconduct.  But, of course, do so in good faith. Remember, making a “good faith” report does not mean your suspicions have to be correct. It just requires that you provide truthful and accurate information and believe that the conduct you are reporting occurred or is going to occur. 

Retaliation: We Prohibit It

We prohibit retaliation against you or your co-workers for asking questions, making a good faith report, or taking part in investigations. If you come across, or hear about, anyone who retaliates against another worker (e.g., by discouraging, harassing, or threatening), please contact your manager or someone else on the ASK List*. If you feel you have faced retaliation for reporting a concern, you should contact anyone on the ASK List*. Anyone who does retaliate, or threatens to retaliate, can face consequences up to and including the termination of their employment (or assignment), as well as civil and criminal penalties. If you’re a manager who has received a report - or who knows of or suspects retaliation - please escalate it right away to the Way2Play Team*. To learn more about our Anti-Retaliation commitment, read our Workplace Integrity Policy*.

 

How to Make Reports

You can make a report by using any of the resources on the ASK List*. We encourage you to do so quickly, and with as much detail as possible, in line with applicable laws. Our ability to investigate a concern is largely dependent on the quality and specificity of the information provided. We encourage you to provide as detailed information as possible when making a report. And please never start investigating something on your own. 

 

Can I Make Reports Anonymously?

Our company strives to keep individual identities confidential to the extent possible. The Integrity Line allows you to report concerns anonymously. If you choose to remain anonymous, we encourage you to check back regularly to see if we have follow-up questions, which may impact the ability to efficiently and thoroughly conduct an investigation. Even if making a report feels scary, try to be honest about your concerns and reach out – that’s the only way we can all do the right thing. 

To learn more about what happens after making a report, check out the Workplace Integrity Policy*

 

What’s the Right Way2Play?

Consider this scenario:

“I recently raised an issue to the Way2Play team because I was concerned my manager was violating part of our Code. Ever since then, I haven’t been getting the same quality work assignments, even though my performance didn’t change. Is this something I should raise, or should I just look for another job?” 

The Right Way2Play:

“We prohibit retaliation of any kind. If you believe you are being unfairly treated, reach out to the Way2Play Team* - or anyone on the ASK List*.  To learn more, please read our Workplace Integrity Policy*.”

“Our strength comes from our incredible people doing incredible things for each other and for our players. That always includes acting with integrity and standing up for what is right.” 
- Rob Kostich, President, Activision Publishing

 

Remember, the Code of Conduct is not intended to prohibit or infringe on an employee’s rights to discuss wages, hours, working conditions, or other terms and conditions of employment or to otherwise engage in protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ASK LIST: WHERE YOU CAN GO FOR HELP

 

The ASK List* is your key go-to resource. It’s a list of people and resources that you can turn to if you have questions, need some advice, or want to report something. You can choose whatever channel or resource makes you the most comfortable.  No matter the circumstances, you can reach out to anyone on the ASK List:

  • Your manager
  • Another manager you trust
  • Any member of the Way2Play Team directly or at way2play@activision.com
  • Any member of HR (or you can reach HR at 877-225-4702 within the U.S. or at HR@activision.com from anywhere in the world)
  • Any member of the Law Department
  • The Integrity Line (1-877-WAY2PLAY or 1-877-929-2752) within North America or way2play.ethicspoint.com from anywhere in the world

 

You can always reach out to your Way2Play Heroes* for guidance about your reporting options. 



We want you to understand more about the Integrity Line so you can decide if it is the right option for you. The Integrity Line is a confidential website and telephone line, operated by an external third-party vendor, which allows you to report concerns 24 hours a day. If you prefer, the Integrity Line allows you to report concerns anonymously. However, providing your name allows us to contact you directly, while still protecting your confidentiality to the extent possible; it also allows us to ask you for further information as we investigate your concerns and may impact our ability to respond and expedite the time it takes us to do so. 


You can reach the Integrity Line by:

 

 

 

Telephone:

  • North America 1-877-WAY2PLAY (877-929-2752)
  • Global
    • Australia 1800 161 117
    • Brazil 0800 000 0474
    • China (Mainland) 4001200531
    • France 0 805 62 01 53
    • Germany 0800 1819538
    • Ireland 1800851838
    • Japan 0120-406-357
    • Malta 8006 5047
    • Mexico 8006815321
    • Netherlands 0800 0229506
    • Romania 0800 890 440
    • Singapore 8004922537
    • South Korea 00798 14 203 0354
    • Spain 900838616
    • Sweden 020 089 00 22
    • Taiwan 00801-49-1714
    • UK & Northern Ireland 0800 046 550

Internet:



way2play.ethicspoint.com

                                                                           

 

Reports submitted through the Integrity Line are automatically directed to members of the Way2Play Ethics & Compliance team and may be escalated as appropriate.

 

 

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