Ubisoft is planning to make internal changes to combat some allegations made towards its employees
The allegation was made against two executives accused of sexually harassing two female employees.
Although those executives are already have been placed on compulsory leave, Ubisoft is promising a safer environment for workers.
“The situations that some of you have experienced or witnessed are absolutely not acceptable. No one should ever feel harassed or disrespected at work, and the types of inappropriate behavior we have recently learned about cannot and will not be tolerated.” Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot said.
To further aid change in the working environment, Guillemot appointed Ubisoft’s director of insights and trends for the company’s Strategic Innovation Lab, Lidwine Sauer.
She will be creating a task force around the effort and will be reporting to Guillemot. The Head of diversity and inclusion will also be appointed and will report to Guillemot.
There will also be an online listening session for employees starting from Monday which will give employees the chance to lay out their complaints.
Also, the company has set up an online confidential alert platform that is administered by a whistle-blowing platform, Whispli.
This whole decision is not only a result of the allegation at Ubisoft but also a larger reckoning of powerful figures in the video game industry who have been accused of abuse.