India – June 29, 2012
AXA Corporate Responsibility Week in 57 countries
11 to 15 June 2012
For AXA’s second Corporate Responsibility (CR) Week, the global momentum empowered 164,000
employees to walk, run or cycle in support of People Protection. Each kilometre covered contribute 1 €
to an AXA Hearts in Action risk education project that each AXA entity has chosen to do with a local
Bharti AXA General Insurance employees were fully engaged in the week-long activities. The CR
Week kick started with a Pollution Free Day, which was organized in 50 offices pan India to create
awareness about the rising pollution levels. 414 free PUC (Pollution Under Control) check-ups were
conducted pan India. This was followed by Risk Education Day, an initiative to educate the
employees and underprivileged women about risks that surround them. 60 women employees were
given Self Defence lessons and all employees were educated on “Safety against natural hazards’.
Underprivileged women in and around Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune were
made aware about “Safety at home”. On the third day, 1193 employees participated in the Global
Challenge Walk covering a collective distance of 6140.4 kilometres either on foot or cycling in an
attempt to reduce their carbon footprint.
A Free Health Check-up camp was organised on the fourth day which was attended by 1322
employees. On the following day, a Blood Donation Camp, with 414 units of blood donated by staff
for Lions Blood Bank. Other fun activities were held such as a Poster Competition on the theme of
Environment, a Slogan Contest on Pollution, and a Photography Contest on Nature. A Tree
Plantation Drive initiative resulted in the planting of 115 saplings at Bangalore University Campus.
Commenting on the initiatives, Dr. Amarnath Ananthanarayanan, CEO & MD, Bharti AXA General
Insurance said, “CR Week has been a huge success across our branches in India with tremendous
response received from our employees. At Bharti AXA General Insurance, we always encourage our
employees to give back to society a little of what they have gained. They did just that during the CR
Week. I would like to thank my colleagues, their families and friends for coming forward to take part
in those various CR initiatives”.
Alex Kimura, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for AXA Asia says “I am very pleased with the
engagement of all employees across AXA Asia. Over 6900 employees in AXA Asia took part in the
AXA Global Challenge to join their colleagues around the world to raise funds for a worthy cause.
Corporate Responsibility is integral to our strategy in Asia as it is a key driver of employee
engagement and trust, which furthers our ambition in becoming the preferred company for employees
and winning the trust of customers, as CR is an increasingly significant driver of brand trust.”
About AXA in India
Bharti AXA General Insurance:
Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Ltd is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, a leading
Indian business group and AXA, a world leader in financial protection. The joint venture company has
a 74% stake from Bharti and 26% stake of the AXA Group. Presently the organization has cashless
facilities in over 3800 network hospitals and over 2000 garages as well as 24/7 claims registration
through multi-modal channels like e-mail and SMS. Incorporated on 13th July 2007, Bharti AXA
General Insurance is headquartered in Bangalore.
The organization commenced national operations in August 2008 and currently has 132 points of
presence in 50 branch offices across the country. It holds a market share of 3.58% among private
general insurers (FY 2012). The company has had a capital infusion of over INR 850 crores so far.
Bharti AXA General Insurance is the only Indian company in the Life & General Insurance category to
have been nominated for and won the “Risk Manager of the Year” award at the Asia Insurance
Industry Awards 2011. The organization was also awarded the prestigious “Personal Lines Growth
Leadership Award 2011” at the India Insurance Awards 2011 and this won the “Best Product
Innovation Award” and “Commercial Lines Growth Leadership Award” at India Insurance Awards 2012.
Further, it is also the first organization in the GI Industry to receive dual certifications of ISO 9001:2008
& ISO 27001:2005 within the first year of operations in 2009 and subsequently the certification has
been renewed in 2010 & 2011.
About AXA Asia
AXA Asia is committed to become a preferred company in financial protection and wealth
management. AXA Asia is part of the AXA Group, and has grown rapidly in Asia with a presence in
China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. AXA Asia
serves over 6.4 million customers and employs over 7000 employees across the region at the end of
About the AXA Group
The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 163,000 employees
serving 101 million clients in 57 countries. In 2011, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 86.1 billion and
IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 3.9 billion. AXA had Euro 1,065 billion in assets under management
as of December 31, 2011.
The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN
FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also
quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.
The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability
Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.
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