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AXA XL Overview

Paris (France)
5001 to 10000 employees
1986
Company - Public (XL)
Insurance Operators
₹500+ billion (INR) per year
AXA XL is the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, known for solving even the most complex risks. For mid-sized companies to the world’s largest multinationals, we offer traditional and innovative insurance solutions and services in over ... Read more

AXA XL – Why Work With Us?


Who We Are

At AXA XL, we serve our clients and brokers by being the best we can be. We hold ourselves to high standards. We share responsibilities and rewards. We trust each other. And our clients trust us. 

Our values reflect who we are. The way we think. The way we act. The kind of company we want to be. Everyday. 

Our Values

  • Customer first: All our thinking starts with our clients and brokers.  
  • Integrity: We are guided by strong ethical principles. We trust our judgment to do the right thing for our customers, employees, stakeholders and partners. 
  • Courage: We speak our mind and act to make things happen. We push the boundaries and take bold actions to find new ways to be valuable. 
  • One AXA: Being together and being different makes us better. We are stronger when collaborating and acting as one team.

Corporate Responsibility at AXA XL

At AXA XL, we recognize that acting responsibly is essential to moving the world forward

From considering how our people and products can help build more resilient communities, to advancing understanding and response to climate change, our approach to Corporate Responsibility is the same as our approach to business; constantly seeking to provide innovative solutions to the world’s most important and complex problems.

Our colleagues are encouraged to invest in their local communities through our employee volunteering and philanthropy programs. During our annual volunteering day – the Global Day of Giving – colleagues around the world donate their time and skills to the communities where they live and work. Since the tradition began, we have donated close to 330,000 hours to hundreds of nonprofits worldwide.

In addition to our Global Day of Giving, colleagues are encouraged to take a minimum of one day’s paid volunteering leave - at a time of their choosing - to support nonprofits making a difference in their local communities.

We proactively measure carbon emissions generated through our business activities, allowing us to monitor footprint changes and target areas for future emissions reduction. We offset the company’s global travel emissions through the purchase of carbon credits with The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

We are also supporting TNC with the development of “Blue Carbon Resilience Credits.” These would, for the first time, value the combined carbon sequestration and resilience benefits provided by coastal wetland ecosystems.

The nature of AXA XL’s business is to help clients prepare for and mitigate risk – therefore it makes strong business sense for our organization to invest in disaster preparedness on an ongoing basis, along with disaster relief when specific needs arise. AXA XL is partnering with RedR UK, an international humanitarian NGO helping to build resilience by providing disaster-prone communities around the world with life-saving skills, advice and support.

Our Ocean Risk Initiative was launched in 2017 to highlight the implications of ocean-derived risk and develop cross-sectoral solutions that help to build resilience at local, regional and global levels.

We hold ourselves to high standards with strict governance practices, especially regarding marketplace and workplace conduct. As markets evolve and our strategy progresses, ethical behavior remains a cornerstone of our culture.

Diversity & Inclusion

AXA XL is committed to building a global workplace that works for everyone; one in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect and where individual differences are encouraged and valued.

AXA XL is committed to building a global workplace that works for everyone; one in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect and where individual differences are encouraged and valued. With over 9,000 colleagues across almost 30 countries, we know the power of a diverse workforce and inclusive culture in driving innovation and enabling us to meet all of our clients’ needs.

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is closely linked to AXA XL's values and culture, based on respect for employees, clients and brokers. A diverse workforce helps our company effectively understand and meet distinct market and client needs globally and locally. Importantly, it also drives innovation and, ultimately, improves our organization for our teams, our company and our clients.

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunity for All

AXA XL is committed to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We protect and support the rights of all employees regardless of age, nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status or disability, and oppose all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination.

Our Approach to D&I

We have three areas of focus:

  • Drive an inclusive culture: Create a global workplace that works for everyone. One in which each colleague feels welcomed and supported, driven by a culture that values all individuals, backgrounds and ideas; a place where smart people achieve great things together.
  • Diversify our workforce: Harness the rich, diverse talent in our ever-globalized society to drive innovation and new ways of thinking. Position AXA XL as an employer of choice for all talent by increasing the number of women in leadership and focusing on minority populations by region.
  • Support our marketplace and communities: Support the communities where we live and work and thoughtfully champion equity around the globe.

What We’re Doing to Make Progress

We know that to achieve our D&I vision, we must take proactive steps to ensure our company — and our industry — is inclusive and welcoming to all. It’s not just the right thing to do; it’s a business imperative. We believe that to be successful in a global, ever-evolving marketplace, we must seek out diversity and embrace different points of view to engage top talent, drive innovation and better serve our clients and the communities where we live and work.

To ensure AXA XL has the necessary infrastructure to deliver on our D&I strategy, we have a D&I Center of Excellence, a network of D&I Champions across the business and HR, and Country Leaders serving as D&I Ambassadors driving change on the ground in each country where we operate. Our objective is to involve leadership and gather support from key functions, leveraging talent and knowledge from across the organization to embed D&I in everything we do.

Our Programs

Flexibility

We encourage employees to manage a successful career and a fulfilling life outside of the office by offering flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting and flex time. We value results and aspire to provide a work environment where employees are trusted to do their jobs in the way they are most effective.

Family-Friendly Leave

At AXA XL, we value diverse types of families and provide generous leave policies, including maternity and paternity leave, to ensure employees have the time they need to spend with their families at important times.

Colleague Resource Groups and Inclusion Committees

Through our WoMen@AXAXL and Pride@AXAXL colleague resource groups around the world, employees assist one another in professional development, expand their networks and find stretch opportunities they might not get in their day-to-day roles and responsibilities. In addition, AXA XL’s Inclusion Committees focus on creating an environment and office culture where all employees feel welcome, valued, heard and supported and can perform to their highest potential.

Recruitment

We have a Diversity Recruiting Policy to ensure we consider the best and the brightest candidates instead of the most familiar. And we’ve developed guidelines to help hiring managers identify unconscious personal and cultural biases and understand how these can prejudice objectivity and cause well-qualified candidates to be excluded. We also have a Global Job Posting Policy to help ensure all employees are aware of — and have the opportunity to explore — job openings that are a match for their skills, competencies and career aspirations.

Gender Diversity

Like many other industries, the insurance industry has a long history of being male-dominated. But the emerging global talent pool is significantly more diverse. Women increasingly make up more than half of college and university graduates in more and more countries, and multicultural persons and minority groups now make up the majority of the talent market. We will continue to build the pipeline to advance more women into key business and senior leadership roles. We’re proud of our numerous internal initiatives, including our global WoMen@AXAXL Colleague Resource Group and our Women’s Executive Leadership Program, an advanced, intensive professional development program to help women prepare for leadership opportunities. By creating a culture of equality supported by strong workplace policies, programs and practices, women and men are able to excel.

Embedding D&I in Our DNA

Our goal is to embed D&I within our culture, to make it a part of the way we operate every day. To start, D&I is “led from the top” by our AXA XL Leadership Team — senior leaders from across our organization who provide strategic guidance and input to initiative owners and local leaders. Through our Inclusive Leadership program, we’re helping our leaders understand unconscious bias and giving them tools and support to create a more inclusive team environment that benefits every employee in the organization.

Supporting Broader Efforts

The challenges of D&I are too big for any one organization or industry to tackle alone. We believe finding and supporting the efforts of others can be an effective way to magnify our impact. For example, we support industry initiatives like the Dive In Festival, LINK, and IICF. And we signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. CEO Action is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More than 150 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations have signed the pledge. We also signed on to the Women in Finance Charter, a pledge in the UK seeking to achieve gender balance across financial services.

UK Gender Pay Gap Report

Effective April 2017, the UK government passed legislation requiring companies to report on certain key statistics relating to gender pay. Employers with 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap.

At AXA XL, Diversity & Inclusion will continue to be a business imperative. In a fast-changing, ever-shifting global marketplace, D&I are essential elements of our business strategy. It’s about helping one another — and our business — to move forward and succeed.

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AXA XL Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace, Hartford Courant/Fox CT, 2013
  • Technology Award for XL Global Claims, British Insurance Awards, 2012
  • Model Insurer of the Year, Celent, 2013
  • Impact Award: Transformation Category, Novarica Research Council, 2013
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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