Aquent conducts its affairs in accordance with the highest ethical business practices and complies with all applicable laws and regulations worldwide.
We therefore have an employee Code of Conduct and Business Ethics (the Code) which sets forth legal and ethical standards of conduct for all officers and employees of Aquent.
Aquent communicates this to all employees and every employee has the duty to read, understand, and comply with the Code.
Aquent employees are expected to use good judgment and common sense in complying with the Code, which applies to Aquent and all of its subsidiaries and other business entities controlled by Aquent worldwide.
Aquent employees, directors, contractors, and agents are required to comply with all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to Aquent wherever it does business.
As part of our commitment to business ethics, Aquent has implemented strong equality, privacy, safety and anti-slavery policies.
We support nonprofit organizations, strengthen local communities, promote learning and environmental awareness.
Designing for Good: Our annual ‘Designing For Good’ competition awards grants to promote the use of creativity to benefit not-for-profits.
Charitable Work: Time spent volunteering and fundraising for charities as well as charitable donations.
Work Experience: Participating in work experience schemes and recruitment of trainees and interns.
Vendors: Using local and ethically responsible suppliers.
Ethics Workshops: Participation in work ethics and inclusiveness workshops.
Free training: Providing free proprietary design education courses via Aquent Gymnasium.
Employee Learning Fund: Training and continued learning for all our staff with courses, seminars and events.
Online pay stubs / payslips: For all staff and talent saving thousands of pieces of paper each week.
Paperless Offices: Talent handbooks, onboarding documents and surveys are all online. We enable clients to approve timecards and view invoices online through MyAquent.
Reuse & recycle: All staff are required to reuse, recycle and use all equipment or materials wisely.
Earth-Friendly Practices: Including donating used equipment and furniture and eliminating single use products. Using video conferencing rather than International travel.
This statement is reviewed and updated annually to make sure we are in compliance with the latest guidelines and to include any new incentives.
Aquent's Corporate Social Responsibility - Code of Conduct and Business Ethics is in line with Reporting Guidelines 102-16 Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior and 102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, GRI 202 General Disclosures 2016.