Giving our time

Helping from the heart is one of the most traditional forms of solidarity and is probably the most common type of volunteering carried out through the programs supported by AXA Hearts in Action: AXA employees offer a helping hand, on their own time or during work hours, to organizations.

AXA Life Japan supports the Japan Blind Football Association by assisting blind players on the field.

AXA Wealth in the UK grows vegetables on the roof terrace of their head office building and gives them to the Saint-Michael's Hospice.

In India, AXA Bharti volunteers explain the dangers of sexual abuse to primary school students.

Team-building activities

Volunteering as a team outside the workplace is also an original alternative to traditional methods for promoting internal cooperation.

"AXA Belgium Support" cleans a protected landmark.

AXA Portugal invites distributors to restore a small auditorium and a garden of an association.

AXA France promotes social team-buildings during the whole year.

Sharing skills

Skills-based volunteering aims at sharing our expertise with organizations.

AXA Investment Managers helps excluded individuals and families to rebuild their lives.

AXA Assistance brings skilled medical teams and greatly needed supplies to Senegal.

Risk Research & Education

As an insurance company, we are very involved in risk reduction research and education, which is the flagship of AXA's CR strategy. Our goal is to devote 50 percent of our community investment budget in 2015 to this flagship.

In Turkey, AXA Sigorta volunteers teach earthquake safety to children.

AXA Poland is one of the ten entities that have already adhered to the Group's Insure your success program. This three-year-old program aims to foster basic financial literacy skills among secondary school students, including concepts such as insurance, investing and family budgets.

Raising money

lthough fundraising is not the primary purpose of AXA Hearts in Action, it does meet specific needs. Sometimes the rollout of a program requires special financing, for example to purchase equipment, in which the company organizes an event to raise money. Fundraising also helps to promote causes that the company often supports by matching employee donations. Lastly, it is sometimes the quickest response to emergency needs created by a natural disaster and the first kind of assistance expected by humanitarian organizations in the field.

A tradition of helping disaster victims

Several AXA entities try to help disaster victims through fundraising activities and AXA Hearts in Action. Offering financial aid to natural disaster victims became ingrained in the culture of AXA Hearts in Action where the Group matches employee donations.

In 2013, after the typhoon in the Philippines, AXA Hearts in Action raised more than €500,000 worldwide for humanitarian emergencies.

The AXA Mediterranean and Latin-America Region organized fund raising activities in all its entities to build a water treatment station in Senegal.