Virtuos received the “Excellence in Diversity & Women Empowerment” special award
On 16 November, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China successfully concluded its4th Green & Clean Forum and 9th Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Ceremony in Nanjing. At the event, Virtuos was presented the “Excellence in Diversity & Women Empowerment” Special Award and nominated for the “Excellence in Carbon Neutrality – Regional” Award for our outstanding contribution to educational equity, cultural diversity, and green development.
Our China HR team participated in the 4th Green & Clean Forum and the 9th Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Ceremony
The forum and awards are aimed at honoring enterprises that have demonstrated exemplary efforts and achievements in corporate social responsibility (CSR), raising awareness of sustainable development, and the sharing of best practices with companies looking to promote and implement CSR initiatives in China.
As the games industry continues to flourish, we have been actively exploring various aspects of CSR as a leading AAA game development company. Our studios and offices worldwide engage in diverse CSR initiatives ranging from activities that contribute to environmental sustainability, to the funding and supporting of access to education. In line with the Virtuos purpose, we believe in both making better games and creating social good.
Our three main CSR pillars are Education, Environment, and Diversity
The award and nomination are both a recognition and motivation for us. Minny Abels, Group HR Director at Virtuos, said, “Gaming is an exciting career, and a diverse team brings together a wider range of skills and unique ideas to make better games. Given the gender imbalance in the global creative industry, we want to take action to empower women and remove barriers to entry into the games industry through providing education and training.”
Minny Abels delivered the acceptance speech on behalf of Virtuos
Our female employees currently make up 30% of our global workforce. “We will unceasingly support, nurture, and recruit more women in the games industry to further stimulate the potential of the gaming market. We also plan to increase the proportion of our female employees to 40% by 2025 in order to achieve a more gender-balanced workplace at Virtuos,” Qin Huiting, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Program at Virtuos, added.
Moving forward, we strive to continue upholding Virtuos’ core values of excellence, positivity, and trust, and encouraging all employees to achieve their personal career development while actively giving back to the society – making both the games industry and the communities we live in better!