Whistleblowing

It has always been important for Embracer Group being a responsible player in relation to our fans, employees, partners, investors and other stakeholders. Just as the gaming industry as a whole, Embracer Group is growing fast. With scale comes responsibility and accountability. For us, responsible acting means that we conduct our business in a manner that is fair, reliable and transparent.

All subsidiaries within the Embracer Group act independently but with common, high ethical standards and high transparency. The Group has zero-tolerance against all forms of harassment and discrimination with a strong belief in diversity and inclusiveness. The way we act and make business is described in our compliance code. The Code is derived from the company’s philosophy regarding high ethical standards and our common core values and is intended to guide us in everything we do.

Embracer is relying on the assistance of its employees in the event that they witness severe violations. Embracer expressly encourages employees to approach supervisors and/or compliance officers if they detect conduct in violation of the Code.

We strive to maintain transparency as well as high business ethics. Reports on violations of the Code are in our interest. If the concerns are of a sensitive nature or a serious deviation from our Compliance Code we encourage our employees to report through our external whistleblowing service (WhistleB). The whistleblowing service provides an opportunity to communicate on suspected wrongdoings and deviations from our Compliance Code. The whistleblowing service makes wrongdoings less likely to occur in the first place and shows our commitment to operate in a fair way.

We want to do what is right.

We safeguard the right to be anonymous when using our whistleblowing service. When reporting via Whistle B, there is no need for proof, but it must be made in good faith. Access to messages received through our whistleblowing channel is restricted to appointed individuals at Embracer Group AB (the parent company), with the authority to handle whistleblowing cases. Their actions are logged and handling is confidential.

For more information and to make a report, visit:
https://report.whistleb.com/embracer and https://report.whistleb.com/embracerrussia

“WhistleB ensures the anonymity of the whistleblower. The service is separate from the organisation’s IT environment. WhistleB does not track IP addresses or other data that could identify a person sending a message. Messages are encrypted and can only be decrypted by designated individuals. WhistleB cannot decrypt and read messages.”
WhistleB

Read the Guidelines for Whistle B: Whistleblowing guidelines Embracer.
See Whistle B movies describing how to use the system here: https://whistleb.com/whistleblowing-service/demo/

Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 190 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, Kingdoms of Amalur, TimeSplitters, Satisfactory, Wreckfest, Insurgency and World War Z amongst many others.

With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its six operative groups: THQ Nordic GmbH, Koch Media GmbH/Deep Silver, Coffee Stain AB, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive and DECA Games. The Group has 44 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 4,000 employees and contracted employees in more than 40 countries.