AXA's core purpose is to protect people over the long term: this means we have a responsibility to help build a safer society, for our customers and for our communities. I am convinced that spending time for everyone's protection is part of our mission, and I am really pleased to see so many employees engaged to help society better face risks through so many different actions across the world.
The main goal with CR Week is to offer opportunities for the Group's employees to give their time to support risk education and prevention for everyone. For 2015, the fifth CR Week event will be focusing on climate risks, particularly with the "All committed for the environment" challenge.
Every year, more and more AXA employees are getting involved: 56,000 participants in 2013, 77,000 in 2014.
In 2014, employees shared all the CSR initiatives around the world and were also invited to make a personal commitment, volunteering with local charities chosen by each Group entity. Every hour spent volunteering on education and prevention activities was converted into euros and the funds raised were donated to risk education projects.
To set out their own commitment and invite all employees worldwide to register for CR Week activities, Management Committee members volunteered with young apprentices from Apprentis d'Auteuil, the French charity supported by AXA Hearts in Action.