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.

 

 

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD CODE OF CONDUCT:

THE RIGHT WAY2PLAY


Wherever you are in the world right now, whether you’re working in an office or remotely, regardless of your team or specific job title in the Activision Blizzard universe, we all share the same ethical foundation - our Code of Conduct. It guides us to live by our values and do business the right way for our community - fellow employees, gamers, fans, customers, business partners, shareholders, and everyone who is part of what we do. We share a commitment to this ethical foundation and are proud to hold ourselves to these standards of conduct.  

 

You can learn more by diving into each chapter of our Code (see chapter headers in bold below). 

By acknowledging this agreement, I commit to:

 

The Right Way2Play, which includes complying with all laws, regulations, and guidelines. If I don’t understand these rules, I commit to reaching out for help. 

Setting the tone, doing the right thing, and escalating concerns, with an elevated duty if I am a People Leader. 

 

Respecting Each Other, which means always treating others fairly and with dignity. I commit to speaking up if I become aware of any harassment, discrimination, or unfair treatment of others. 

Playing safe, which means doing my part to foster both physical and psychological safety at work. 

 

Acting With Integrity, Responsibility and Creativity. I commit to creating a workplace culture where others can live by these shared values. 

Reporting concerns when I see something that I think is not right. I know where to find the ASK List*, which gives me options in how and where to report any type of concern. 

Doing my part to create a speak up culture, which includes never retaliating when someone voices a concern. If I ever observe or experience retaliation, I commit to notifying someone on the ASK List* about it immediately.  

 

Maintaining Our Shareholders’ Trust by treating all records with care and not using my position at the company to an unfair advantage. 

 

Protecting Our Fans, Customers and Business which includes appropriately handling confidential information, avoiding actual or perceived conflicts of interest, and exercising good judgment when engaging in social media. We commit to being honest in our marketing, respecting privacy laws, and maintaining our company’s standards for quality and safety in our products. 

 

Working With Our Business Partners and Communities by playing fair, competing with integrity, and respecting human rights.

Playing cooperatively and transparently if an action at work is being investigated. 

 

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. Nothing in the Code of Conduct or in any other policy is intended to prevent you from providing information to government regulators or authorities regarding potential or actual violations of law.

OUR CODE: THE RIGHT WAY2PLAY

Our 
Activision Blizzard Remember, "Activision Blizzard" means all of the subsidiaries and business units within the Activision Blizzard universe, including Activision, Blizzard, King, and each of our studios. Because Activision Blizzard has global operations, there are some local laws that may require us to take different steps from those that are outlined here. Plainly put, if there is a conflict with internal policy, this Code applies. If there is a conflict with local laws, local laws apply. 
Code of Conduct is the Right Way2Play. In it you’ll find important guidelines to work with integrity, ways to report something if you have a concern, and links to policies with more information. Remember, it’s everyone’s responsibility to act ethically. Our Way2Play Team* of ethics and compliance experts are here to support you along the way.
 

LIVING OUR VALUES

Our shared values guide us in everything we do. We celebrate the diverse and unique teams across our global business, each with their own ways of working together to get things done. But remember that we also all share three overarching values:

Responsibility

- See it, do it, own it

We believe in taking the lead, jumping in, lending a hand, owning the problem and the solution.

Creativity

- Find the best way

Constantly ask "is there a better way?" But understand that creativity doesn’t mean change for the sake of change.

Integrity

- Do the right thing

Don’t sacrifice the "right thing" for the "fast thing" or the "easy thing."

WE ALL PLAY BY THE SAME RULES

It doesn’t matter if you are a studio head or an art intern on your first day – the rules described in this Code apply to every single person at every level and in every part of the organization. The Code applies whether you are a full time or part time employee, contingent worker, consultant, intern, or a board member. We all work together, and we’re all expected to follow our Code – doing the right thing, speaking up when we see something that isn’t right, and admitting when we’ve made a mistake.
 

 

PEOPLE LEADERS: SET THE TONE FOR THE RIGHT WAY2PLAY

We’re all expected to be role models in living our Code, standing up for what’s right, and speaking up if things go off track. If you are a People Leader, you have an elevated responsibility to set the tone and do the right thing. It’s an important part of your job to:

  • Make our Code a priority. Emphasize its importance, make sure your team gets the training they need, and check in regularly with your team to live by our Code and policies.
  • Be accessible. Let your team know that they can come to you (or anyone on the ASK List*) whenever they have questions, concerns, or something to report. Sometimes a team member may prefer to share a concern with someone other than you, and that’s okay. 
  • Just ask! Even though you are one of the go-to people for questions about the Code, you’re not expected to have all the answers. Just turn to the ASK List* whenever you’re unsure about something.
  • Escalate. You have a special responsibility when you observe or suspect a concern, or someone comes to you with a concern. We need you to take that concern and the person who reported it very seriously. People Leaders may be subject to disciplinary action, not just if you violate this Code, but also for ignoring or condoning behavior that may violate this Code. When the topic of concern is potential discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation, you must make your best effort to report immediately but no later than within seventy-two (72) hours of becoming aware of a concern via any mechanism on the ASK List*
  • And of course, walk the talk! It’s crucial that you lead by example in living our Code. We know this isn't always easy, and it takes practice. Your Way2Play Team* is ready to help if you ever need guidance.
Find out more:

For information about how to report a concern, see the Acting with Integrity chapter.

 

 

THE LAW: ALWAYS FOLLOW IT, EVERYWHERE

Everyone in our company must comply with all of the laws, rules and regulations that apply to our business wherever we do business – in every city, state and country. And no, you don’t need to know the details of every law related to your area of responsibility by heart. Your job is to act with integrity and know when to get in touch with the Way2Play Team* or a member of the ASK List*. If you’re ever unsure about what to do – or have questions about whether something is legal and respectful in any location – it’s always best to ask!

 

 

 

EACH OF US MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

In the end, it all comes down to the choices we make in how we act. We all share the same commitment: to take personal responsibility to know our Code and policies, and make sure we live by them. This means everything from asking that one extra question, to being the ally in the room, to reporting a concern.

 

 

 

HOW TO USE THE CODE OF CONDUCT

This Code is divided into five sections which you complete by pressing the "Back to Home" button once you’ve read the section.

In the main menu in the upper right corner, you’ll find:

  • The Menu – Shows you all of the sections, for when you want to go back and review any topic
  • The ASK List – The go-to list of people and functions to turn to when you have questions
  • The Integrity Line – In case you’d like to report a concern
  • Way2Play Team – Shows you all of the Way2play Teammembers
  • Links To Translations – Download the Code of Conduct in different languages

Always accessible in the bottom right corner will be a quick link to the ASK List, always at hand if you need it.

 

 

 

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