Activision Blizzard Releases Statement Regarding Recent Article |
SANTA MONICA, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – November 16, 2021–
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today released the following statement:
âWe are disappointed with the Wall StreetNewspaper , which presents a misleading view of Activision Blizzard and our CEO. Cases of sexual misconduct brought to her attention have been addressed. The WSJ ignores the significant changes underway to make it the most welcoming and inclusive workplace in the industry and it ignores the efforts of thousands of employees who work hard every day to live up to their expectations – and our – values. The constant desire to be better has always distinguished this company. That is why, under the leadership of Mr. Kotick, we have made significant improvements, including a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate conduct. And that is why we are moving forward with unwavering focus, speed and resources to continue to increase diversity within our company and industry and to ensure that every employee comes to work feeling valued, safe, respected and inspired. We won’t stop until we have the best place to work for our team. “
About Activision Blizzard
Our mission, to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment has never been more important. Through communities rooted in our video game franchises, we empower hundreds of millions of people to experience joy, thrill and achievement. We promote social bonds through the prism of fun, and we encourage purpose and a sense of accomplishment through healthy competition. Like sport, but with greater accessibility, our players can find purpose and meaning through competitive play. Video games, unlike any other social or entertainment media, have the ability to break down barriers that can hinder tolerance and understanding. Celebrating differences is at the heart of our culture and allows us to create games for players from diverse backgrounds in the 190 countries where our games are played.
As a member of the Fortune 500 and as a component of the S&P 500, we have had an extraordinary history of superior shareholder returns for over 30 years.
Our sustainable franchises are among the most popular in the world, including Call of DutyÂ®, Crash Bandicoot â¢, World of WarcraftÂ®, OverwatchÂ®, HearthstoneÂ®, DiabloÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, Candy Crush â¢, Bubble Witch â¢, Pet Rescue â¢ and Farm Heroes â¢. Our continued success has enabled the company to support corporate social responsibility initiatives that are directly linked to our franchises. For example, our Call of Duty Endowment has helped find employment for over 90,000 Veterans.
Find out more about Activision Blizzard and how we connect and engage the world through epic entertainment on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com.
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