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 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.
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all work seekers in line with Article 1 of Dutch legislation Prohibiting Discrimination & the Equal Treatment Act. It is our aim to ensure that no employee, applicant or talent receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender/ gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. We have additional commitments set out in our Dutch Equality Charter as we strive to represent a diverse & inclusive community of Talent at our clients.
People make the difference - 3 steps of action for Equality
A global initiative was announced by our CEO and Founder, John Chuang for us to do more as a collective for racial equality and justice.
We support not-for-profit organisations and local communities, promote learning, diversity and inclusion, and environmental awareness.
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that a diverse workplace delivers better outcomes for companies and their workforce. An inclusive environment—where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued—is critical to ensuring everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.
Employee Learning Fund
Every employee has access to our unique ‘Life-long Learning Fund’ of €6000 per year after three months of employment which can go towards attendance at industry events, workshops or specialist training. This ensures continual growth — both personal and professional.
Designing for Good
Our annual ‘Designing For Good’ competition awards $10,000 grants to promote the use of creativity to benefit not-for-profits.
Using local and ethically responsible suppliers.
Participation in work ethics, diversity and inclusiveness workshops.
Free skills training
Providing free proprietary designed online education courses which help professionals bridge their digital skills gap via Aquent Gymnasium.
For all staff and Talent saving thousands of pieces of paper each week.
Talent handbooks, onboarding documents and surveys are all online. We enable our clients to approve timecards and view invoices online through MyAquent.
Reuse & recycle
All staff are required to reuse, recycle in each office and use all equipment or materials wisely.
Including donating used equipment and furniture and eliminating single use products. Using video conferencing rather than International travel.