ESG at Unity

Environmental, Social, and Governance at Unity

Estamos empenhados em promover um mundo mais inclusivo, justo e sustentável para todos.

Building a better future

Na Unity, acreditamos que os criadores fazem com que o mundo seja um lugar melhor. This philosophy is the beating heart of our company and motivates us to build an open, creator-centric, sustainable, and inclusive world.

Our impact

$8 million in grants

We award grants to help creators make positive, inclusive impacts using real-time 3D in the areas of education, digital health and wellbeing, and sustainability.

$1.4 billion in in-kind donations

We donate our products and services to increase access to real-time 3D education and help creators earn using our platform and tools.

Carbon neutral

We signed on to the Science-Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) Business Ambition for 1.5℃ in 2021. We’ve remained carbon neutral since, and are working toward our net-zero commitment.

Employee health and wellness

The mission of our Wellbeing program is to empower our employees to be well at work and beyond. We do this through our global benefit offerings and wellness initiatives.

Employee support for communities

Employees are encouraged to support the communities and causes that matter to them by volunteering 20 working hours per year and having up to $1,000 in donations matched by Unity.

Meio ambiente e sustentabilidade

Environment and sustainability

As global citizens who share the planet, we are dedicated to taking action on climate change by reducing our environmental impact today and into the future. Environmental sustainability is at the heart of many of our initiatives, including operations, partnerships, charitable giving, and business strategy.

Our 2021 highlights:

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We are a purpose-driven, people-centric company that believes in the value of unique backgrounds and perspectives and the power of In It Together. We are Users First teams that thrive on Going Bold to solve complex problems where everyone has a voice and Best Ideas Win.

Our 2021 highlights:

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Governança na Unity

Governance at Unity

We operate responsibly in everything we do to ensure that the future we are helping build is equitable and inclusive.

Our highlights:

  • Unity acquired OTO, an AI-driven content moderation tool that aims to detect toxicity and harassment in multiplayer gaming and works to make online voice-chat environments safer.
  • Last year, we adopted Enhesa, a compliance intelligence tool, to assist with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance monitoring and self-audit capacity across Unity.

Impact stories

At the core of our ESG strategy are people – our employees, creators, and the global community.

Dot’s Home
Unity for Humanity 2020 grantee

Dot’s Home is a narrative game that guides players through Dot’s family history and experiences of redlining, urban renewal, and gentrification.

Engineering a sustainable world

Zutari uses Unity’s platform to automate large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that can generate power sustainably and enable environments, communities, and economies across Africa.

Volunteering for E.A.R.T.H.
Employee volunteerism

As part of our new Exercise and Remove the Harm (E.A.R.T.H.) challenge, employees removed litter and pollutants from their local communities, cleaning parks, beaches, highways, and other communal spaces.

Apart of Me
Rare Impact Challenge grantee

Mobile game Apart of Me translates bereavement-counseling techniques into a 3D world to help young people and their families through the heartbreak and confusion of grief.

Urban Arts Partnership (UAP)
Unity Charitable Fund Grantee

Urban Arts Partnership’s School of Interactive Arts program teaches Unity to open industry doors for underrepresented students and under-resourced schools.

Games for Change (G4C)
Unity Charitable Fund grantee

G4C runs a robust portfolio of programs that highlight innovative approaches to using games and immersive media for social impact. We collaborated on the Cross-Cultural Impact Jam to uplift marginalized voices and advocate for meaningful social issues using RT3D experiences.

Our pledges and partnerships

ESG reports and disclosures

2022 ESG report
2022 GRI Content Index
2021 ESG report

Environmental sustainability disclosures

Environmental sustainability policy
2023 voluntary carbon offset disclosures

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Impacto social

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Perguntas frequentes

What is an ESG report and why is it important?

An ESG report is a public disclosure of a company’s operations and performance in three areas: Environmental, Social, and Governance. The report provides stakeholders – including but not limited to customers, potential customers, employees, and shareholders – with the latest information about a company’s initiatives within each core area.

Will you be sharing these reports annually?

Yes, this is our inaugural ESG report and our plan is to publish a new one each year to continually and regularly share positive and meaningful updates with our stakeholders.

What are Scope 1-3 emissions?

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are categorized into three “scopes” by the GHG Protocol. Scope 1 refers to direct emissions from controlled sources (like facilities). Scope 2 refers to indirect emissions from purchased electricity (like data centers). Scope 3 refers to indirect emissions (like travel, commuting, purchased goods, events, etc.).

How do your emissions compare with other companies?

While no amount of carbon emissions is desirable, our carbon footprint (38,400 metric tons) is in line with our peers and we are taking real steps to decrease it. Our hope is that as the world continues to decarbonize, we’re not just focused on our own emissions, but that we’re providing services that help our customers decarbonize as well.

What is the Science Based Targets initiative?

Science-based targets are an industry-standard benchmark that show companies how much and how quickly they need to reduce their GHG emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change, global warming must not exceed 1.5°C.

Who sets Unity’s goal for the number of grants given?

The Unity Social Impact team, in collaboration with the Unity Executive team, sets annual goals for the Unity Charitable Fund in terms of the amount of funding and how many organizations that funding will serve on average. The budget and number of organizations is evaluated each quarter, and we track annual KPIs related to impact.

Can you explain more about your pay equity work?

We’ve been investing in understanding and addressing pay equity over the last few years and have made significant progress. This work will enable us to get to 100% pay equity for underrepresented groups on our way to pay fairness for all employees. Actions will include adjustments to hiring, promotion, and pay processes.

What are you doing to increase diversity in leadership?

Our leadership recruiting, starting with our Board of Directors, includes a commitment to diverse sourcing and slates. In addition, we conducted Org Reviews with all of our CEO’s direct reports last year that included discussions of career development for diverse talent. Org Reviews will be an annual process.

What are you doing to increase diversity overall?

Increasing representation and diversity within Unity is a top priority. We recently hired a new Senior Director of Inclusion and Diversity, who is actively reviewing our current strategies and challenging us to think outside the box. We are rethinking inclusive hiring practices, performance management, promotion processes, bias, and more.

Can we see global underrepresented ethnic group data?

Legally, we can only collect demographic data in the U.S., which is why you see gender data for global employees but underrepresented ethnic group data reflects U.S. employees only.

Summarize your U.K. Binary Gender Pay Gap Report.

In 2021, Unity’s median U.K. gender hourly pay gap was 19%, which is a reflection of lower representation of women in senior, higher paying roles in the U.K. However, a review of pay equity by level and by job in the U.K. indicated no statistically significant difference in base pay by gender (1.39%). Further details can be found here.

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