Axient Corporate Overview
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At Axient, corporate responsibility is not just a buzzword, but a vital part of our identity and mission. We are committed to making a positive impact on our communities by supporting nonprofits, promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability, and upholding a strong code of ethics across all levels of our organization.
Axient knows the importance of paying it forward to the community through donations and support to local entities.
Our employees are our most valuable assets. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company achievements as well.
Axient is committed to cultivating a diverse workforce with an inclusive environment where every employee is welcome, respected, connected, and engaged. Our goal is to retain and attract the best talent from the widest and deepest pools of candidates and employees, as well as leverage the full capabilities of our talented workforce. Every employee must be able to freely contribute their unique skills, insights, and capabilities to their current jobs and teams. Our commitment to respect, support, and develop a diverse and inclusive workforce will ensure employees are able to provide the highest levels of knowledge, capabilities, creativity, problem-solving, decision-making, and performance that enable us to achieve the greatest success for our employees, customers, company, and surrounding communities.
In order to ensure we are successful in our endeavor to cultivate a more diverse and inclusive workforce, we must commit to continuous learning and continuous improvement. As such, all Axient personnel shall fully support our efforts to educate, improve our awareness and understanding, and develop practices that increase our diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across the company. We assume every single Axient employee intends to give their best effort in their contributions and interactions. We must do this together and be accountable.
Axient’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives will be applicable to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development, training, promotions, transfers, social and recreational programs, layoffs, terminations, and the ongoing development of our work environment.
We commit to encourage and enforce:
Our employees are committed to the principals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and it shows throughout our internal programs and external community service activities. Learn more about how all of our employees are working to make their communities and Axient a better place to work here: Our People.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our employees took the initiative to produce 3D-printed personal protective equipment (PPE) to assist with the shortage in northern Alabama. In total, the team created ~300 face shields and ~450 masks.
Axient is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of employment and does not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment of any kind. We take pride in cultivating a culture that celebrates diversity, champions positive change, and supports our people in and out of the workplace.
Axient provides a clean, safe, and healthy work environment. Each employee has responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and reporting accidents, injuries and unsafe conditions, procedures, or behaviors. Violence and threatening behavior are not permitted. Employees must report to work in a condition to perform their duties, free from the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.
Employees should speak, without fear of retribution or consequence, with anyone in their management chain when they have a question about the application of the Code of Conduct or when in doubt about how to properly act in a particular situation. Employees who violate the Code of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
At Axient, we expect full compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations at all times.
Employees may not accept nor offer bribe anyone for any reason, whether in dealings with governments or the private sector. The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and similar laws in other countries, prohibit offering or giving anything of value, directly or indirectly, to government officials in order to obtain or retain business.
Financial books, records, accounts and financial statements must be maintained in appropriate detail, must properly reflect the Company’s transactions and must conform both to applicable law and to the Company’s system of internal controls.
In performing their duties, employees are expected to use their judgment to always act in the best interests of the Company and to not allow personal interests to interfere with the best interests of the Company. A conflict of interest may also arise from an employee’s business or personal relationship with a customer, supplier, competitor, business partner, or other employee, if that relationship impairs the employee’s objective judgment. Employees should attempt to avoid conflicts of interest and employees who believe a conflict of interest may exist should promptly notify the OCI Compliance Officer.