Activision Blizzard Releases 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report
Company meets 2022 commitments and announces 2023 commitments to continue championing its people, recruiting and developing diverse talent, welcoming players of all backgrounds, and protecting the planet
“Over the last year across
Championing Our People
Over the last year,
All business units saw an increase in the combined representation of women and non-binary employees. As of
November 30, 2022, approximately 26% of our global employee population self-reported as women or non-binary people, up from approximately 24% as of November 30, 2021.
- Women in game development leadership roles more than quadrupled since 2016. The company grew game development teams by 25% in 2022.
Globally, employees who self-reported as women or non-binary people, or who self-reported as something else earned on average
$1.00for every $1.00earned by men for comparable work.
The company expanded benefits to include unlimited virtual counseling sessions through BetterHelp, increased adoption benefit to
$20,000from $5,000, and more.
Advancing Diverse and Inclusive Communities
Diversity and inclusion are foundational to the company’s games, policies, and workforce commitments. In 2022 the company made strong progress as it:
Hired its first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer,
Appointed its first Head of Inclusive Game Design,
Adrian Ledda, who helped develop a consistent approach to embedding inclusive game design into content pipeline reviews.
Initiated a partnership with Reboot Representation to help increase the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women in technology through a
$2 milliongrant funded by the company.
- Funded the placement of nearly 16,000 veterans into high-quality jobs through the Call of Duty Endowment in 2022. With over 113,000 veterans placed between 2009-2022, total veteran job placements is now over 118,000.
Protecting the Planet
- Estimated greenhouse gas emissions remained relatively stable in 2022, despite increased post-pandemic business travel and other factors, and the company is driving a number of proactive decarbonization efforts that have begun to yield positive results.
- The company continued to prioritize environmental efficiencies across data centers and workplaces – 61% of data center and workplace energy came from purchased renewable energy, up from less than 1% in 2021.
- Workplace emission reductions were driven by the company’s largest campus joining the City of Irvine’s Community Choice Aggregation program, which now allows it to use 100% renewable energy.
In the ESG report,
Through the release of its annual ESG Report, the company continues to transparently share its efforts to advocate for its people, invest in building diverse communities, and prioritize sustainable business practices. Access the report on the company’s ESG website here and read a note from
Our mission to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment has never been more important. Through communities rooted in our video games, we enable hundreds of millions of people to experience joy, thrill, and achievement. We enable social connections through the lens of fun, and we foster purpose and a sense of accomplishment through healthy competition. Like sport, but with greater accessibility, our players can find purpose and meaning through competitive gaming. Video games, unlike any other social or entertainment media, have the ability to break down the barriers that can inhibit tolerance and understanding. Celebrating differences is at the core of our culture and ensures we can create games for players of diverse backgrounds in the 190 countries our games are played.
As a member of the Fortune 500 and as a component company of the S&P 500, we have an extraordinary track record of delivering superior shareholder returns for over 30 years. Our sustained success has enabled the company to support corporate social responsibility initiatives that are directly tied to our games. As an example, our Call of Duty Endowment has helped find employment for over 100,000 veterans.
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