Human rights & Vigilance plan
The AXA Group is committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights principles as defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Our purpose is to act for human progress by protecting what matters. As a company whose business is to protect people, their belongings and their businesses, we are determined to leverage our skills, resources and risk expertise to build a stronger and safer society. Striving to respect and protect Human Rights is an essential component of this purpose.
We recognize that, as one of the world’s largest companies, our business may involve potential adverse Human Rights impacts. We are determined to respect Human Rights both in our own operations and in our insurance and investment business.
To that purpose, AXA Human Rights Policy aims at preventing Human Rights abuses and reflects AXA Group’s adherence to general and sectoral international standards.
With a view to continuous improvement, the AXA Group regularly, and at least every three years, conducts a Human Rights risk assessment. This assessment, conducted by an independent firm, aims to identify the most relevant risks to Human Rights that the AXA Group should consider in conducting its business (acting both as an insurer and as an investor) and its own operations. The study identifies the rights that may be relevant for the Group, then assesses these risks and review the mitigation measures in place. A summary of this assessment, which includes the mapping of the identified risks and the measures taken to limit their impact, is available at the bottom of this page (AXA Human Rights Risk Assessment 2022 Report).
To comply with the requirements of the French "Devoir de vigilance" law, AXA Group has adopted a vigilance plan that sets out how AXA has established and implemented safeguards to identify and prevent serious violations of Human Rights and environmental abuses. This vigilance plan is detailed in AXA Annual Report in the 4.6 section.