Everyone belongs



We have five 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. 

AXA Able

Aiming to raise awareness about disability, neurodiversity and mental health in the work place. This network provides support and networking opportunities for employees and family members who have a connection to disability, neurodiversity or mental health.

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 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 Reach

AXA REACH (Reach, Ethnicity and Culture Heritage) 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.


Carers@AXA is our newest employee network and it aims to support our people who have caring responsibilities for the elderly, a person with a disability or someone who is really ill. It was established after our diversity data showed that nearly half of our people have caring responsibilities and over a quarter said they have caring responsibility for an elderly or disabled relative.

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.

55 Redefined - Age Inclusive Accredited

"Attracting and retaining talent is a challenge that every business, regardless of size, is facing into.  With the over 50’s demographic growing rapidly in the UK, having a strategy in place is key.

I’m proud that we’ve been recognised as an Age Friendly Employer, and the steps we continue to take in making AXA UK&I a place where people can thrive at any life stage."

Suzanne Scott, Chief People and Corporate Responsibility Officer, AXA UK&I

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Menopause Friendly

We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of our colleagues and understand how menopause can have an effect on people’s lives. That’s why we’re really proud to be an independently accredited menopause friendly employer.

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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. 

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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.

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a national membership charity for carers. We’ve partnered with Carers UK to support us on our journey and to help us develop carer-friendly policies and provide information and advice to help our employees balance work and care effectively. 

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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.


Living Wage Foundation

We’re committed to paying the Real Living Wage.