Ubisoft head responds to employees’ open letter, says studio has “made important progress over the past year”

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has responded to an open letter signed by hundreds of current and former employees of the company earlier this week in solidarity with Activision Blizzard workers demanding change across the game industry. The open letter was penned following a recent lawsuit alleging discrimination and abuse at Activision Blizzard, and – among other points – voiced a lack of satisfaction with Ubisoft’s response to the allegations of discrimination and harassment that have emerged over the past year or so.

Axios reporter Stephen Totilo has posted a copy of Guillemot’s email to all employees in response to the open letter on Twitter, which you can see in full below. The CEO says that the leadership team reviewed the letter and that they “take the issues it raises seriously”, adding that he wants to “personally reiterate [their] commitment to creating real and lasting change at Ubisoft.”

Guillemot has also detailed some specific changes that have been implemented at the company since last summer. “We have made important progress over the past year,” he writes. “Since last summer we have implemented new anonymous reporting tools, revamped our HR processes including new global policies to prevent and manage discrimination, retaliation, harassment, installed a new code of conduct, rolled out mandatory training, established a content review group and are bringing in new leadership across major studios, HR, D&I [Diversity and Inclusion], Editorial, and Production.

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