This certification recognizes AXA’s global commitments and actions in achieving and sustaining gender diversity and equality in the workplace.
The EDGE Certification is the premier standard and methodology for evaluating a corporate commitment to gender equality. AXA, the global insurance company, joins an exclusive group of companies certified by EDGE on gender equality in the workplace and becomes the first France-based global financial services player to be awarded the certificate.
AXA employs over 166,000 people in 64 countries. The Group has set meaningful goals to bolster the recruitment and development of diverse talent. At the end of 2015, women made up over 53% of the global workforce of AXA and held 42% of all management positions. AXA’s CEO and management team are fully committed to increase the percentage of women in senior leadership roles: from 9% in 2009, it reached 25% this year, with an objective of 33% by end 2020. This objective is not a final one but a milestone on a path that will lead the Group much further in the years to come.
We are very pleased to be awarded the EDGE Certification which recognizes our efforts in terms of gender equality. We want to become the employer of choice for women in the insurance and asset management sectors and the EDGE certificate is a major milestone to reach that objective. We take it as a reward for the work that has been done over the years, but also as an encouragement to go ever further towards gender equality through the objectives we have set to ourselves.