Gaming For a Better World

by Daniel Alegre on May 19, 2022

At Activision Blizzard, we connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. Our games have the ability to celebrate our differences and break down barriers while uniting, inspiring, and bringing players closer together.

When I joined Activision Blizzard a little over two years ago, I knew this is a company that connected hundreds of millions of players around the globe, and that we would continue to grow the reach of our games through continued innovation and accessibility as we bring our beloved franchises to different platforms, including mobile. While we take this responsibility very seriously, we have also done it with a firm and continued commitment to operate responsibly and ethically, while keeping a laser focus on improving our workplace culture. Our top environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities are summarized through these commitments:

Championing Our People: Attracting and retaining exceptional talent is core to being able to keep making the great games we are known for. Needless to say, employee safety and well-being are a top priority at every level of the Company. Our goal is to set the new standard in our industry. Over the last year, Activision Blizzard has doubled down on initiatives designed to enhance our workplace culture, and we will continue delivering on our commitments throughout 2022. These efforts include increasing the percentage of women and non-binary employees by 50% over the next five years, making an investment of $250 million over 10 years to accelerate opportunities for diverse talent across the industry, increasing our resources in training and compliance, providing greater transparency on the results of our efforts, and holding our leadership at all levels accountable to our corporate mission and ethical standards.

Advancing More Diverse & Inclusive Communities: We are making bold strides in growing, supporting, and connecting our diverse and inclusive communities, and are committed to do this important work both in and out of our games. We embrace our responsibility to create content and diverse characters that reflect the global environment in which we operate. We believe that content designed with diversity and inclusion enables these global communities to grow. It also drives deeper engagement, as fans—both new and old—connect with us in new and meaningful ways. Player safety is also a top priority, and we continue to invest in resources and technology to help keep offensive behavior, hate speech, and harassment out of our games. 

Protecting the Planet: For the first time in our company’s history, we have a fulsome understanding of our global carbon footprint and are developing a detailed roadmap to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, including our Scope 3 emissions. We are very firmly committed to doing our part to protect the planet for current and future generations.

We are excited about the progress we’ve made and the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead. We are also looking forward to working through the proposed merger with Microsoft as we focus on our continued execution for the future. We remain energized by our people who, thanks to shared inspiration, connect our players through our beloved games. We are a company that strives to bring positivity, inclusion, and understanding in everything we do both inside the Company and outside through our global reach of players around the world. 

With gratitude,

Daniel Alegre

President & Chief Operating Officer

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