Foundations & volunteering

Foundations & volunteering

Commitment for a good cause is a long-held tradition at our company. AXA, with its two foundations, makes a sustainable contribution for improved safety on our roads and for greater solidarity within our society. Our employees support projects across the globe that are social, environmental and educational, through both donations and voluntary work assignments.

  • Give time – sensible gifts and commitments
  • Our employees' voluntary assignments
  • Every child's friend "Max the Badger"

AXA Foundation for Prevention

As Switzerland's largest motor vehicle insurer, we want to help make Swiss roads safer. The AXA Foundation for Prevention is committed to improving Swiss road safety. Our customers, the public, and all children, benefit from our many prevention measures.

Tasks & projects

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    Greater road safety for children

    In 2009 the Foundation for Prevention together with the NordSüd-Verlag developed the figure "Max the Badger." In a playful manner, the clever badger shows children the rules of safe behavior in road traffic. The Foundation also supports parents and teachers in traffic education.

    Learn more

AXA's Generation Dialogue Foundation

The Generation Dialogue Foundation brings young and old together – whereby the potential of the baby boomers enters the discussion. With its latest project Schenkzeit (Give time), the foundation would like to inspire people to share experiences and show social commitment, thereby contributing to a fulfilled life.

Tasks & projects

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    Schenkzeit

    "Schenkzeit" ("Give time") is the online shop for surprising, sustainable and sensible gifts. With its selection of sensible gifts, "Schenkzeit" wants to inspire baby boomers to take care of their health, maintain social relationships, and show social commitment.

    Find out more (in german)

AXA Hearts in Action

The most valuable thing we can give to society is our time and commitment. This idea is behind the global initiative "AXA Hearts in Action." AXA employees donate their time for other people. An average of 600 employees in Switzerland demonstrate their commitment every year by carrying out several thousand hours of voluntary work.

Examples of environmental and social assignments in 2018

  • Blood donations in Lausanne and Winterthur
  • Support for the "Herzlauf" in Pfäffikon 
  • Support at the sports day of "Fondation de Vernand" in Cossonay, Vaud
  • Participation in the sponsored run "Marathon du coeur" in Lausanne
  • Humanitarian engagement with Noiva in Jordan 
  • Restoration of a river bed and hiking trail in Toggenburg
  • Creation of natural habitats in the Solothurn area
  • Construction of the natural stone wall in the dry reserve in Trimmis 
  • Establishment of an Ice Stupa village at the Morteratsch railroad station.

 

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    From willow house to ice sculpture

    AXA employees perform over 4,000 hours of voluntary work every year. Some of them for the ice stupas in the Engadine that boost visitors' awareness of climate change.

    To the blog post (in German)

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