Our differences make the difference
“Diversity and inclusion are important considerations in every facet of business. From the composition of a workforce, to the types of products offered to clients, companies understand the value of embracing and integrating difference.
If an organization is going to be a true ambassador of diversity and inclusion, however, then actions must be more than mandatory training exercises and corporate declarations. Instead, diversity and inclusion must be bold principles – woven within the core of an organization – that both guide business goals and allow employees to bring their whole self to work and achieve their highest potential.
I have embraced these principles throughout my life. As someone who has lived on four continents, I know firsthand the value that different perspectives and experiences bring to an organization and how an inclusive environment fosters true innovation.
At AXA, all of our people add to our ability to fulfill our commitment to the communities we serve. By offering people financial guidance catered to their specific needs, we help them protect themselves and their loved ones”.
Mark Pearson, Chairman and CEO
“AXA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is an important part of how we conduct business. We view these efforts as core components of our success.
We have worked hard on putting foundations in place — a Diversity & Inclusion team, the Diversity and Inclusion Council, Employee Resource Groups, and diversity and inclusion training opportunities. Now it is time to embed D&I into everything we do, especially our talent and people processes. An engaged workforce of the best and brightest talent — complete with a diverse set of outlooks and experiences — is the best way to provide innovative solutions that support our customers. It is only when employees feel they have the opportunity to openly contribute their best ideas that true success is possible.
Embedding D&I into the fabric of how we operate makes good business sense, and will allow AXA to be considered a best-in-class company for diversity and inclusion”.
Laurent Marvy, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer
AXA celebrates NYC Pride
AXA has been an official gold level sponsor of NYC Pride, one of the largest LGBT events in the world, for the past two years! AXA has a long and proud history of supporting the LGBT community, and our sponsorship of NYC Pride in 2014, 2015 and 2016 is just one part of our steadfast commitment to welcoming and encouraging a truly inclusive workplace.
Watch a recap of AXA's involvement in NYC Pride 2016.
AXA, through its philanthropic arm the AXA Foundation, works to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where the company has a presence. Its signature program, AXA AchievementSM, awards over $1.3 million a year in scholarships, making AXA one of the nation's largest corporate providers of scholarships. More than 5,100 students have won AXA AchievementSM Scholarships since the program launched in 2003.
In addition to our efforts around AXA AchievementSM, the AXA Foundation funds nationally recognized organizations that address the needs of diverse communities. These include:
- The Organization for Chinese Americans (OCA)
- The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
- St. John’s University School of Law – Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development
- Dress for Success
- French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)
AXA has a formal supplier diversity program with established policies and procedures to ensure that diverse suppliers are represented in contracting and procurement opportunities.
We focus not only on the diversity of our suppliers, but also on the diversity of our suppliers’ workforce and supplier base.
Our supplier diversity program is aligned with the company’s core values and is committed to driving value for our diverse suppliers, our clients and our shared communities. Our goals are to:
- Promote supplier diversity through education and networking;
- Facilitate diverse supplier development; and
- Participate in supplier diversity organizations.
Learn more about Supplier Diversity and how to register your company to become a potential supplier.
At AXA, our employees are our greatest asset. Together we seek to grow a diverse and inclusive culture where our thoughts and ideas are valued, respected and appreciated. Diversity at AXA means accepting, understanding, and valuing the many differences among individuals regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disabilities, culture and sexual orientation or any other facet of diversity. It means engaging every one of our employees and providing development opportunities that allow employees to maximize on their talents. Our Employees help to drive this commitment through our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council and Employee Resource Groups.
Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC)
The DIAC comprises up to 12 individuals in roles with strategic influence and authority. Chaired by the CEO, the DIAC guides the Diversity and Inclusion strategy and drives the agenda for change.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
ERGs are comprised of employees who share an interest or dimension of diversity and are open to all employees. ERGs work toward common business goals supporting AXA’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
ERGs provide employees with development and engagement opportunities. Learn more about how ERGs have enriched the lives of employees working at AXA.
AXA sponsors the following ERGs:
|AXA ABLE (Awareness of overcoming Barriers and creating a Lifestyle of Equality)
AXA ABLE hopes to foster awareness of disabilities/special needs within the AXA community by developing a support platform for AXA employees who have disabilities/special needs, or who are caregivers to individuals with disabilities/special needs.
|AXA B.L.A.C.C. (Building Leadership & Cultural Connections)
AXA B.L.A.C.C. is committed to exploring the diverse experiences of individuals of African descent. AXA B.L.A.C.C. seeks to create opportunities for colleagues, the company, and the community at large by fostering professional development, spreading cultural awareness and promoting financial literacy.
|AXA CARES (Creating Awareness Recognition Encouragement Support of military veterans and their families)
With pride and appreciation, AXA CARES raises awareness and provides support to our military employees, their families, and service men and women throughout the community.
AXA Family is a network whose aim is to provide information, activities and support to employees and their families around their Life Events.
|AXA Pride (LGBT)
AXA Pride is composed of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender employees and allies. AXA Pride’s mission is to create and sustain an AXA presence in the LGBT community and to promote equality for all employees inclusively.
|DPN (Developing Professionals Network)
DPN’s goals are to help grow careers by increasing awareness of career development opportunities; develop networks through engaging new and current employees and create a sense of community across AXA.
|FR.EN.CH (Francophile Engagement Challenge)
FR.EN.CH. promotes and leverages the engagement of AXA's Francophile community to raise cross-cultural awareness and communication across a multilingual environment.
|HERO (Hispanic Employee Resource Organization)
HERO promotes Hispanic cultural awareness through education, empowerment and engagement in the AXA community.
|PARC (Pan Asian Resource Council)
PARC is a culturally diverse employee initiative committed to advancing a deeper understanding of Asian culture, enhancing employee engagement and professional development and pursuing external business opportunities in Asian American communities.
|WOW (Women's Outreach at Work)
WOW’s goals are to inspire, empower and support women in the pursuit of professional and personal development for career, home, and community.
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|In 2016, AXA achieved certification as Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute, valid from June 2016 – June 2017. AXA earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. The Trust Index© Employee Survey measures the level of trust in an organization and the extent to which employees say it is a great workplace, based on five dimensions including Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie.|
|In 2016, the Disability Equality Index® (DEI®) deemed AXA a “DEI® Best Places to Work” company for the second consecutive year. Companies receive a score on a scale of zero to 100% and this year, AXA received a score of 90%, increased from the 2015 score of 80%. The designation is awarded based on a company’s disability inclusion practices and criteria under four different categories: Culture & Leadership, Enterprise-wide Access, Employment Practices, and Community Engagement & Support Services.|
|In 2016, AXA was recognized for the third consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It is the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion. AXA is included in HRC's Buying for Workplace Equality Guide.|
|In 2015, the AXA Farmington office was recognized by the Hartford Courant and FOX CT as a Top Workplace in Connecticut. AXA was ranked 6th among small businesses in CT and 1st in Communication, a special award category. Each year, employees have the opportunity to nominate their employers for recognition as a Top Workplace in Connecticut. Employees are then asked to share feedback on their employers via a short survey focusing on organizational direction, execution, managers, pay and benefits.|
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