Activi­sion Bliz­zard is fac­ing ongo­ing back­lash and a brand new inves­ti­ga­tion from SEC, and they’ve now respond­ed to that inves­ti­ga­tion. The com­pa­ny says it’s com­mit­ted to work­ing with reg­u­la­tors to change its work­place poli­cies to become more inclusive.

CEO Bob­by Kotick said in a state­ment that Activi­sion Bliz­zard is “deeply com­mit­ted to mak­ing Activi­sion Bliz­zard one of the best, most inclu­sive places to work any­where.” He added that “dis­crim­i­na­tion, harass­ment, or unequal treat­ment of any kind” has no place at the company.

While we con­tin­ue to work in good faith with reg­u­la­tors to address and resolve past work­place issues, we also con­tin­ue to move ahead with our own ini­tia­tives to ensure that we are the very best place to work. We remain com­mit­ted to address­ing all work­place issues in a forth­right and prompt man­ner,” Kotick stated. 

Activi­sion Bliz­zard is cur­rent­ly work­ing with the US Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ty Com­mis­sion, the Nation­al Labor Rela­tions Board, and the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Fair Employ­ment and Hous­ing with the inten­tion of “improv­ing its work­place poli­cies and pro­ce­dures and ensur­ing compliance.”

The US Secu­ri­ties and Exchange Com­mis­sion recent­ly served sub­poe­nas to Activi­sion Bliz­zard man­age­ment, includ­ing Kotick. Activi­sion Bliz­zard said they are “con­fi­dent in its pri­or dis­clo­sures and is coop­er­at­ing with the SEC’s investigation.”

The SEC is ask­ing Activi­sion Bliz­zard to turn over board meet­ing notes since 2019, per­son­nel files of six for­mer employ­ees, and oth­er doc­u­ments. This is on top of seek­ing Kotick­’s own notes with senior exec­u­tives per­tain­ing to com­plaints about sex­u­al harass­ment and discrimination.

The case against Activi­sion Bliz­zard first began in July, when the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Fair Employ­ment and Hous­ing sued the com­pa­ny for sex­u­al harass­ment and dis­crim­i­na­tions against female employees.