Update on June 30, 2022
Following the Supreme Court ruling, we want to reiterate our unwavering support to our US team members and our belief in reproductive rights as human rights. At Ubisoft, the health, safety and wellbeing of our teams will always be our number one priority and we remain committed to providing equitable access to healthcare for all employees and their families, regardless of where they live in the US.
Our benefit offerings have expanded to include a travel expense reimbursement program for any US employee to use when they are unable to gain access to the healthcare they need where they live. If permitted by state law, this program will be implemented on September 1, with claims reimbursement retroactive to today, and will extend to US team members and their covered dependents.
Update on June 15, 2022
The following message was shared from Anika Grant, Chief People Officer, and Raashi Sikka, VP Global Diversity & Inclusion, to our US teams.
Raashi and I are reaching out today because we’ve heard that some of you are deeply concerned by recent State legislation that affects the LGBTQ+ community and by the potential ramifications an upcoming US Supreme Court ruling could have on women as well as trans and non-binary people. We also heard that you wanted Ubisoft to be more active and vocal in our support of these groups.
On behalf of Yves and all of Ubisoft’s leadership team, we want to be clear: at Ubisoft, we believe that women’s rights are human rights, trans rights are human rights, and equal rights for all are essential to creating a world where everyone can be their authentic selves and thrive.
As always, our priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our teams. We are continuing to review our benefits packages for US employees to ensure you and your family will have access to the quality healthcare you need, regardless of where in the US you live. In addition, we are examining what other resources we can bring to bear to support our women and LGBTQ+ team members in the US who could be most directly affected.
June is Pride month in the US and in many other countries around the world. It is an important time to celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to culture and society, while also raising awareness of the challenges they continue to face. Across Ubisoft, we are celebrating Pride by participating in marches, contributing to local organizations that advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and engaging in discussions about how we can be a more inclusive and supportive company for all teams and players. Our global ERG, UbiProud, and its local chapters across the world are playing an important role in building programming for this year's edition. Pride is a commitment all year long and, in the US, our teams support front-line organizations that share our values like Trans Lifeline, Gay Gamers, Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, and Qweerty Games. On June 17, Ubisoft News will also be organizing a live stream to benefit The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth, and we invite you to tune in.
Finally, Raashi and I are humbled by the efforts of our Women and Non-Binary and UbiProud Employee Resource Groups. These ERGs, along with all of Ubisoft’s ERGs around the globe, help ensure a supportive work environment, promote professional development, share knowledge, foster inclusion, and build community for underrepresented groups within Ubisoft. We encourage everyone to be an ally for these groups and support them in their important work.
At Ubisoft, we celebrate the diverse nature of our teams. By valuing our differences and leveraging them as strengths, we can work together to create a workplace and games that are more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and that enrich people’s lives.
Anika and Raashi