A message from the Chairman of the AXA Group
- Henri de Castries
- Chief Executive Officer
“Our business is to protect people over the long term. In this business, trust and solid relationships are paramount. Corporate Responsibility is the demonstration, step by step, day by day, that, through our actions, we deserve the trust of our stakeholders. We want Corporate Responsibility to be part of AXA’s fundamentals. We want to make it a reality for all our stakeholders, not just a concept.
This means designing reliable solutions to meet the needs of our customers, managing risks in a professional way, treating our partners fairly, developing a work environment built on strong values, inclusion and trust. We also believe that we have a role to play in protecting the environment, supporting the communities in which we operate, and more broadly in helping to create stronger and more sustainable societies. This is part of creating a sustainable, long-term business, and becoming the preferred company for our customers, employees and other stakeholders.
The current environment has created a lot of distrust but has also confirmed the need for robust and responsible companies. I believe that it is important now to re-emphasize how Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of how we want to operate. As you will see on this website, this is already a commitment we are proving every day at AXA.
I am expecting the Group to move even further into the land of proof by integrating responsibility into all of our daily actions, each employee contributing to building a truly responsible corporation.”
Henri de Castries
Chairman of the AXA Group
For further information on AXA Group’s Corporate Responsibility, please consult : http://www.axa.com/en/responsibility/
AXA Corporate Solutions Strategy in terms of Corporate Responsibility
Not a temporary trend, but definitely a strong and long-term approach for which companies are becoming more and more liable with regards to their acts and their results, sustainable development calls for new loss prevention solutions and risk management policies.
AXA Corporate Solutions aims at raising awareness amongst its customers when underwriting, claims handling and implementing loss prevention strategies.
This includes the « societal » part of sustainable development, which covers health, personnel safety, but also environment and liability.
Sustainable development is becoming a true factor of distinction and innovation, leading to new opportunities for AXA Corporate Solutions to become the preferred company in its area.
- Promotion of equality between men and women and diversity
- / Ecodrive to benefit the employees of AXA Corporate Solutions
- Social sponsor in a great number of actions organized by AXA Hearts in Action.
Sustainable products and services
The Casualty line of business offers a very comprehensive product liability which can include image rehabilitation costs. As an exclusive product offered by AXA Corporate Solutions, ECOSPHERE was launched in 2006 in order to meet the requirements of the market in terms of environmental protection. This modular and open-ended product offers specially tailored cover to companies according to their specific needs : environmental damage civil liability, environmental liability, expenses (depollution of soils and waters, decontamination of tangible and intangible property) and operating losses.
The Construction line of business offers a reinsurance capacity in the field of "green energies" through the TIP (Technical Innovative Pool) gathering several subsidiaries of the AXA Group among which AXA Corporate Solutions.
AXA Corporate Solutions updated the SCOPE tool it built to prevent road accidents by encouraging safe driving : the Eco-drive module was developed and added, devoted to softer, slower driving habits. The objective of is dual : reduce CO² emissions and lower the rates of road accidents.
The cover policy of AXA Corporate Solutions is based on a sound knowledge of the professions and sites of its clients. Each year, when the contract is renewed, its engineers carry out site visits. This mutually beneficial partnership follows the principle of sustainable development : the preventive actions that AXA Corporate Solutions recommends to its clients allow them to undertake their activities while limiting their environmental, social and economic risks. In return, these activities offer a better risk/profitability ratio for the insurance company.
The promotion of sustainable development is an essential component of the culture of the AXA Corporate Solutions Specialty teams (Marine, Aviation and space) which limit their offer to good quality risks. By making a rigorous selection of risks, which in Marine insurance includes a technical analysis by former crew members, AXA Corporate Solutions reserves its policies to shipping players actively concerned by the safety of their operations and which in this way limit the likelihood of claims.