AXA is committed to promoting Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect and where individual differences are valued. AXA is committed to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We oppose all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination and will not tolerate discrimination based on age, race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, or disability. AXA is dedicated to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees feel fully engaged and included in our business and strategy to become the "Preferred Company".
Diversity and inclusion is tightly linked to AXA's values and culture, based on respect for employees, customers, and communities around us. A diverse workforce helps AXA effectively meet diverse market and customer needs globally and locally, as well as improve its competitiveness through innovation. It also helps attract the most talented people in all populations and foster internal morale and employee engagement, as well as enhanced people management.
To ensure the Group had the necessary infrastructure to deliver its D&I strategy, the AXA Group D&I Advisory Council (GDIAC) was set up in 2012 . The aim was to involve leadership and gather support from key functions, leveraging talent and knowledge. D&I executive sponsors from several entities are members of GDIAC chaired by AXA Group CEO, Thomas Buberl – who is also the D&I executive sponsor. They meet three times a year to discuss entity best practices and overall progress. Additionally, there are local D&I Councils in many AXA entities.
As part of the D&I strategy roll-out, the D&I leads from each entity meet regularly to share good practices.