Giving Back to our Communities
At AXIS, we believe it is crucial to give back to the communities where we live and conduct business. Beyond solely providing financial protection, we believe it is also vital to actively engage on a personal level.
In 2017 we inaugurated the first AXIS Global Day of Giving Rally, challenging our employees to donate time and energy to participate in volunteer efforts as a team. This initiative was built upon an existing program within AXIS that provided our employees with one paid day off annually to participate in a philanthropic event in their local community.
The results were tremendous and heartwarming. AXIS employees across the globe came together to support a broad range of causes, from providing care to low income senior citizens to stocking shelves at food pantries to volunteering their skills for charitable organizations. In total, more than 600 AXIS employees, across nearly 20 offices around the globe, participated in 46 philanthropic events.
The activities ran the gamut. In Zurich, AXIS volunteers conquered a muddy obstacle course to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. AXIS London volunteers supported a community project to make a local playground more safe for disabled children and their families. In Alpharetta, our teams helped build houses with Habitat for Humanity, and a group from our New York office joined with Women Build 2017 for Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a New York City family.
Separately, as a lead sponsor of the Bermuda Ag Show in 2017, AXIS again showed its support for our headquarters community. We launched the "AXIS Kids Free on Friday" program so that all schoolchildren in Bermuda could attend the show and discover the vast cultural arts that are unique to the island.
As a corporation with a strong sense of purpose, AXIS is proud to be a positive force for change in the communities where we live and do business.