THE FINNISH GAME INDUSTRY Code of Conduct

The Finnish Game Industry is committed to keeping our community safe for everyone and has a zero-tolerance policy on harassment in all of its forms. This code of conduct covers the workplace and game industry related events and is also applicable to game education.

The aim of this Code of Conduct is to make sure that the individuals working in or related to the Finnish game industry are aware and committed to fighting against sexual and other forms of harassment and are aware of Finnish laws and regulations concerning these matters.

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TASK FORCE

Finnish game industry organizations (Neogames Finland ry, IGDA Finland ry, Finnish Game Jam ry, Suomen Pelinkehittäjät ry and We in Games ry) have established harassment task force in fall 2018.

The main objective of Task Force is to deal with harassment issues: share information, knowledge, give assistance and create general guidelines and procedures.  Members of the Task Force are:
Taina Myöhänen (We in Games)
Anu Tukeva (We in Games)
Vesa Raudasoja (IGDA)
Kati Alha (Tampere University)
Jami Andersson (IGDA)
Julia Rässa (Finnish Game Jam)
KooPee Hiltunen (Neogames)
Jussi Loukiainen (Suomen Pelinkehittäjät ry)

If you have experienced harassment or need more info about Task Force activities, please contact Task Force contact person Taina Myöhänen, taina[at]weingames.fi

HARASSMENT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Sexual harassment
  2. Repeated threats and bullying
  3. Intimidation and belittling
  4. Sexually charged comments
  5. Derogatory and mocking speech

IN GENERAL:

FOR INDIVIDUALS / EMPLOYEES

If you have been harassed:

If you are accused of harassment:

The accused can also discuss the situation with the aforementioned employer representatives.

FOR WORKPLACE / EMPLOYERS

  1. Intervene in any and all workplace harassment.
  2. Objectively examine the case by discussing it with both parties
  3. Take necessary actions to solve the situation and ensure that the harassment does not continue.
  4. If the harassment continues despite all the actions taken, employer has a right to take disciplinary action specified by Finnish law.

FOR EVENTS
There are many work related free form events in the game industry. It is very important for everyone to understand the responsibility of your position as an industry professional.