AXA in the U.S. is proud to announce that the Disability Equality Index® (DEI®) has deemed AXA Equitable a “2016 DEI® Best Places to Work” company for the second consecutive year. This year, AXA Equitable 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. Companies receive a score on a scale of zero to 100%. The DEI® provides a roadmap for advancing disability inclusion by enabling companies to see both strengths and areas of opportunity that exist across their organization, and provides a means to benchmark against their competitors and businesses as a whole. The full list of top-scoring companies is available here.
AXA’s Commitment to Disability Equality
AXA ABLE (Awareness of overcoming Barriers and creating Lifestyle Equality) is one of ten employee resource groups (ERGs) available to AXA employees in the U.S. 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 was a sponsor of the 2016 ReelAbilities Film Festival—the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Learn more about AXA’s sponsorship of the film festival and watch a highlight video from the events here.
AXA has financial professionals who provide financial planning for those with special needs. AXA’s goal is to help families with special needs understand the unique challenges they face and create strategies to successfully meet their financial goals. AXA works to make sure disabled children are not inadvertently excluded from government programs and support that is critical to their care; counsels families about how to work with attorneys in order to construct an appropriate will and trust(s) for their child’s protection; helps families build a pathway for their special needs children from financial dependence to financial independence. Learn more at http://www.specialneedsfinancialservices.com/
The DEI® is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®). Developed by the DEI® Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, the DEI® is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive a score on a scale of zero (0) to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices.
GE- 116778 (07/2016)