AXA unveils global wellbeing program for employees

It will be guided by four pillars

AXA unveils global wellbeing program for employees

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

AXA has unveiled its “We Care” program, crafted to extend support to the global insurer’s employees through various life stages and crucial junctures.

This initiative aims to equip AXA's 110,000 employees with the resources, time, and assistance to navigate both personal and professional decisions with confidence.

The program, AXA explained, also signifies a crucial evolution for the company’s offering, epitomising its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive global workplace culture. The program is also a landmark in AXA's upcoming strategic plan for 2024-2026 and is set to be accessible to all employees across 51 countries. Its deployment will span all AXA entities by the end of 2024, guided by four primary pillars:

  • Caregiver policy – a new policy that has been introduced to provide up to five fully paid leave days to employees caring for immediate family members in need of eldercare or due to a serious health condition and/or disability
  • Domestic and sexual violence policy – as part of the company’s vehement opposition against domestic, intra-familial, and sexual violence, in cases where an employee is impacted by such circumstances, AXA will commit to extending psychological support, specialist services, flexible work arrangements, and five days of fully paid leave
  • Parental policy – building on the existing 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave for the primary parent, the “We Care” program amplifies co-parent leave from four to eight weeks, ensuring comprehensive support, in addition to offering extra leave and flexible work arrangements to aid employees undergoing in-vitro fertilisation or dealing with pregnancy loss
  • Healthy You program – initiated in 2020, this program now extends to create a supportive workspace for employees experiencing menstrual health conditions, menopause, or andropause

“AXA has a long-standing tradition of building a diverse, flexible, and inclusive working environment where our people feel supported,” AXA CEO Thomas Buberl said. “We were one of the first organisations to launch a global parental policy. As a leader in health insurance and services, it is key that we make sure our employees have access to various health benefits adapted to their specific needs. These advances also echo our new brand campaign: why should the future be a risk?”

“In a society where new uncertainties and challenges are arising, we also want to support our employees in taking care of their loved ones. This global program concretely shows our commitment to care for our employees' overall well-being and to be there for them in the moments which matter,” Buberl said.

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