AXA Business Services has partnered with Don Bosco Development Society for the development project in 10 slums of Chinchwad, since November 2016. One of the components of this project was to provide income generation trainings to at least 100 women in order to inch their progress towards financial independence and empowerment. By the end of October 2017, 187 women had received this training and 12 self-help groups were formed and linked to banks. One of the beneficiaries of this program was Komal, a 26 year old woman who underwent a training in ‘spice making’. With the support of the SHG, trainers and marketing/ pricing planners, she has now started a spice making business from her home.
AXA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy
AXA employees participated in the Word 10K Run in Bengaluru to raise awareness on a crucial social cause – Road Safety. #AXARunsForSafeRoads initiative was aligned with AXA Group’s vision of 'empowering people to live better lives'. According to the latest report by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), on an average, 387 people die daily due to road crashes in India. The casualty rate can be reduced by 50% if the injured are attended to on time. One of the key intents of the #AXARunsForSafeRoads campaign was to increase awareness on the different aspects of road safety including traffic rules, the Good Samaritan Law, motor insurance, vehicle maintenance and more.
AXA Business Services hosted a workshop on Corporate Responsibility (CR) at its Bangalore office for the AXA India CR Board. The workshop was focused on determining areas of convergence in CR for the different entities and to understand the progress on the AXA Group project in India - ''Where the Rain Falls'' (WthRF) run in partnership with CARE India. WthRF is an initiative that helps adivasi women from vulnerable populations in Chhattisgarh deal with climate change and provides adaptation measures, by addressing issues of water availability, changing crop patterns and alternative vocations.
Our employees have volunteered at BREADS Vocational Skill Development Center for conducting session on career building for 100 + children. The Centre’s infrastructure has been a contribution from AXA Business Services as part of its Corporate Responsibility program. Currently, 3 streams of vocational skill development are ongoing – Retail, BPO and Hospitality. About 30+ students are enrolled in each of these streams and are undergoing 3 month training at the center. At the end of 3 months, the students – youth from underprivileged backgrounds, drop outs – are assisted with placement opportunities to start their roles in corporate.