Human rights policy

Mutual acceptance and respect are part of our DNA, which is why we pledge to uphold human rights. This commitment extends to:

  • CD PROJEKT Group employees,
  • candidates for employment,
  • gamers,
  • our business partners,
  • the local community.

We observe international standards

At CD PROJEKT we act in compliance with international standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We have established due diligence procedures in the scope of human rights, in line with the six-step model proposed by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development).

Our human rights policy, which includes the full wording of our commitments in this scope,

is part of the Business and Ethics Standards at the CD PROJEKT Group.

We manage risks

We manage risks, including those which concern human rights, on the basis of our Risk Management Procedure.

More information can be found in the CD PROJEKT Group Management Board Report.

Selected best practices:

We do not discriminate

  • The “OPEN WORLD” label marks our internal and external initiatives which promote inclusivity and diversity;
  • We train managerial staff in matters related to inclusive leadership;
  • We organize webinars to discuss prevention of undesirable conduct such as mobbing and discrimination; we use inclusive language when communicating with one another.

 We respect the right to seek education

  • We offer career development and training opportunities in the form of development paths – general, managerial and expert; we provide access to educational programs, workshops and specialized training (including language courses);
  • We enable participation in gaming conferences and industry events, such as the Promised Land Art Festival co-organized with the Municipality of Łódź.

We provide a safe work environment, consistent with workplace safety rules

  • We carry out regular workplace safety training for our employees;
  • Together with a dedicated workplace safety commission which is part of our organizational structure, we carry out assessment of occupational hazards for each position at our Group.

We ensure comfortable working conditions

  • We comply with laws which regulate matters such as minimum wages, equitable remuneration, working time and employment of minors;
  • We have introduced Overtime Guidelines – rules which aim to mitigate overtime at CD PROJEKT. Each hour of overtime can be recouped by taking additional time off or by claiming additional remuneration;
  • We respect the right to unionize;
  • We do not condone forced labor in any form. In particular, we oppose all forms of modern-day slavery, child labor and human trafficking.

We respect the right to claim equitable remuneration

  • Our remuneration policies are based, among others, on reports by independent experts;
  • We monitor Pay Gap statistics.

We ensure protection of human rights in the workplace

At CD PROJEKT we hold periodic general elections to appoint Trusted Persons who are among the many points of contact for people experiencing undesirable behavior at the workplace. The electees participate in special training to prepare them for their new role – the course comprises four workshops and a total of 21 training hours. In this way Trusted Persons gain the necessary knowledge to appropriately react to reports of workplace abuse, along with the corresponding soft skills (such as how to conduct interviews in the course of investigations).

CD PROJEKT employees who face undesirable behavior may also contact their HR Partners, who double as Trusted Persons.

Team members, as well as external parties, may submit anonymous, confidential reports detailing cases of undesirable conduct at CD PROJEKT. We do not condone any form of retribution, and provide the ability to submit reports by traditional mail, in person or through our internal portal.

We evaluate the effectiveness of our actions

 At CD PROJEKT we carry out anonymous surveys to evaluate, among others, the involvement of our teams, along with any cases of undesirable conduct. The quantity and content of reports provide valuable information, enabling us to quickly detect and investigate areas where employee rights may potentially be violated. Deriving a quantitative measure of our activities helps us protect human rights in the workplace.