Inclusion

Everyone feels welcome and belongs

Networks

We have four employee networks to help us embed diversity and inclusion in all that we do. Anyone can be part of our networks, no matter what role they’re in or position they hold. They may identify with a certain group or simply want to be an ally and support others.

AXA Able

Aiming to drive disability and carer-friendly improvements in the workplace. The network provides support and networking opportunities for employees and family members, and promotes activities within AXA which raise awareness about disabilities and carers.

AXA Pride

AXA Pride is comprised of LGBT+ employees and friends to promote LGBT+ friendly changes in our workplace. The group provides support and networking opportunities for all our employees and members, and organises activities within AXA that raise awareness about our LGBT+ community.

AXA Balance

AXA Balance represents gender equality and working families. It aims to promote flexibility in seeking an optimum balance in both work and life, enabling our people to feel confident in using the benefits available to them, such as family leave. The network also promotes wellbeing and recognises our diverse role models to help create a working environment of inspiration and support.

AXA REACH

Our newest network was formed in 2017. It aims to raise awareness about the value of ethnicity in the workplace and the importance of a diverse workforce. We champion the belief that every employee should have equal access to work and the opportunity to reach their potential. Regardless of ethnicity, background or circumstance.

Partnerships and awards

We know when it comes to diversity and inclusion we don’t have all the answers, so we have formed a number of partnerships to help us on our journey.

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Business in the Community (BITC)

Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. And not only are we members of the Business in the Community Race and Gender campaigns, but in April 2020 we became founding partners of their National Business Response Network in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Business Disability Forum

In 2020 we began working with Business Disability Forum to further improve our organisational commitment to disability inclusion. As one of the UK’s leading specialists in disability inclusion, our relationship with Business Disability Forum helps us to connect with other organisations who share our passion on disability inclusion, work collaboratively with the Government as well as provide networking opportunities for our colleagues with disabilities.

TtC employer pledge Award

Time to Change

The Time to Change Employer Pledge is a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. We’re supported to put best-practice interventions and policies in place to help our staff work in ways that promote a positive mental wellbeing.

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Disability Confident Leader accreditation

Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes, behaviours and cultures for the better. Successfully obtaining the Level 3 ‘Leader’ accreditation shows our commitment to acting as a Disability Confident champion within our local and business communities.

Stonewall Diversity Champion

The Stonewall Diversity Champions programme is the leading employers' programme for ensuring all LGBT staff are accepted without exception. As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, we’re committed to taking steps to advance sexual orientation and gender identity equality in the workplace.