In response to their call to resign, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and members of the company’s board of directors established a Workplace Accountability Committee that will oversee implementation of the policies. , new procedures and commitments to improve workplace culture and prevent instances of harassment and discrimination within the company.
The new committee currently includes two independent directors who will work closely with Activision Blizzard’s leadership to develop new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other means of measuring progress and ensure accountability regarding improving workplace culture. They will work alongside Kotick, the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, to provide regular progress reports to the board. The Commission will also be able to engage external consultants and independent legal counsel to support their work.
“Activision Blizzard leadership is committed to ensuring a healthy workplace in which all employees feel valued, safe, and respected. Our Audit Committee has been informed of developments, including the EEOC and DFEH investigations. The Board of Directors supports the many steps management has taken since 2018 to improve workplace culture, including centralizing the human resource function in 2019 to ensure consistency and accountability. greater accountability, reinforcement and increased training, and most recently improved methods of reporting and responding to complaints of harassment, discrimination and retaliation. “
As part of their efforts to improve workplace culture and responsiveness a petition from their shareholders, the company says it is also working to add a new “diversified” director to the board.
The full press release can be found on Activision Blizzard Official Website.
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