Photo courtesy of Birgir Ísleifur
1939 Games, together with representatives of the Association of Game Producers (IGI), the Icelandic Electronic Sports Association (RÍSÍ), and Game Makers Iceland (GMI), signed an agreement on a safe working environment on September 16, 2021.
This Charter is unequivocal and sends a clear message about a healthy working environment in the video game industry. The Charter states that the organization does not tolerate harassment, sexual or gender-based harassment, or violence of any kind and will work systematically to prevent such unwanted behavior, take action to stop it, and prevent its recurrence in addition to supporting victims.
The organization believes that managers and leaders within its ranks are pivotal in shaping the video game industry's constructive culture and good image in Iceland. A safe working environment can only be created by working in the spirit of the Charter and by showing a professional approach characterized by consideration, courtesy, respect, and tolerance.
The group involved in the preparation of the charter, from left, Nanna Elísa Jakobsdóttir from the Confederation of Icelandic Industries, Haukur Steinn Logason from CCP, Ívar Kristjánsson from 1939 Games, Erna Arnardóttir from CCP, Þorgeir F. Óðinsson from Directive Games, Ólafur Hrafn Steinarsson from Rafíþróttasamtök Íslands, Alexandra Diljá Bjargardóttir at Game Makers Iceland and María Guðmundsdóttir at Parity.