Activision Blizzard Releases Inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Look-Back
“We're working with teams globally to enact policies and behaviors that encourage diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments,” said
As the company has progressed in its DE&I journey,
These changes include separating “Woman” and “Non-binary” gender identities in representation data reporting and reporting on those who self-identified as “Something Else”. By creating a more inclusive environment, the company's goal is to increase feelings of comfort and safety among employees, which it expects to lead to increased self-reporting.
In addition to sharing our latest representation data, this report includes hiring and retention data broken down by gender, race, and ethnicity. This is the first time
Access the full report here on Activision Blizzard’s blog.
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