That purpose provides a foundation for our commitments to customers, partners, our colleagues and employees, and society. It unites our team members under a common cause. And it guides the decisions we make as business leaders, so that we continually strive to do the right things — and to do them the right way.
AXIS’ purpose is to give our customers the confidence to take necessary risks in the pursuit of their goals and ambitions. We help people achieve their dreams by limiting the downside of unplanned adverse events.
For AXIS’ clients, living our purpose means we will be there to support them when they need us the most. In a world filled with uncertainties, we can help minimize risks. As a client-centric organization, we are committed to provide the solutions to meet clients’ needs and the best possible experience in the industry, from knowledgeable and responsive underwriters through a claims service that is recognized in many surveys as one of the best in the industry.
Consistent with our purpose of helping our customers have a more secure future, AXIS is committed to building strong communities where we live and work. One such initiative is the AXIS Global Day of Giving Rally. Over the past two years we’ve scaled up this program, which encourages employees worldwide to volunteer and make a positive difference in their communities. Throughout the rally, AXIS provides all employees with paid time off to volunteer. More than half of AXIS employees participated in 2018 in more than 50 crossing events in areas such as social services, hunger, health, environment and education. Additionally, throughout 2018, we supported a variety of causes across the regions where we do business, ranging from Habitat for Humanity and Covenant House to the Dive In Festival, promoting diversity and inclusion within (re) insurance.
In 2019, we also are seeking to expand our corporate social responsibility initiatives more broadly going forward. We will continue to work in the area of giving and philanthropy, as well as in areas such as climate risk, diversity and inclusion, and advocacy on issues critical to our society such as bringing the benefits of insurance to vulnerable populations.
We feel greatly rewarded every time we create value for our clients, communities, employees and other stakeholders — by living our purpose and delivering on our promise.