Corprate Bias Ratings
Activision Blizzard, a video game holding company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. The company banned a sponsored user in Hong Kong for a year after the video game player called out China for its treatment of protestors in Hong Kong. Activision Blizzard covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company has not used its reputation or PAC contributions for ideological causes. For these reasons, Activision Blizzard receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
In 2019, Activision Blizzard temporarily canceled the streaming services of one of its star players in a company-owned e-sports league for criticizing China’s treatment of protesters in Hong Kong (1). He received a one-year ban. Activision Blizzard received a score of 100 on the Human Right’s Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (2)(3)(4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Activision Blizzard has not supported ideological causes or policies.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Activision Blizzard also has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Activision Blizzard pledged to match donations to various racial justice organizations, and gift-matching funds have not been disclosed (3). Activision Blizzard has pledged up to $4 million to Black Lives Matter and related causes (4)(5). Activision Blizzard pledged to cover out-of-state travel for “reproductive healthcare,” which includes abortion (6). The company previously sponsored the LA Pride parade (7).
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October 13, 2023
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