The company earns a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AXA Equitable Life, a leading financial services company, has been named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. The honor marks the sixth consecutive year that AXA Equitable Life has achieved a perfect score of 100 on the organization’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
The HRC’s distinctive honor recognizes companies that advance inclusive workplace practices for the LGBTQ community. Employers who receive a score of a 100 have fully inclusive LGBTQ policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. The CEI is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies which is used each year to rank businesses on their commitment to promoting fairness in the workplace.
“Our diverse teams and inclusive work environment make us stronger,” said Marine de Boucaud, Chief Human Resource Officer at AXA Equitable Life. “And we are committed to making the company an even better place for every person to develop skills and grow.”
AXA Equitable Life has offered health-care benefits to same-sex couples for more than a decade and covers same-sex couples in its parental leave policy. The company has a long-established employee resource group that creates and sustains a presence in the LGBTQ community, and promotes equality for all employees. In addition, the company holds an annual educational forum for its financial professionals to discuss new ways to support the unique financial and retirement needs of its LGBTQ customers.
“A culture of inclusion strengthens our organization and also helps us better support our diverse customer base,” said David Karr, Chairman of AXA Advisors and Executive Sponsor of the employee resource group. ”We are proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign.”
AXA Equitable Life is also included in HRC’s “Buying for Workplace Equality Guide.”
To learn more about the 2019 CEI, or to download a free copy of the report, click here.
About AXA Equitable Life
AXA Equitable Life is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH). Founded in 1859, the company is one of America’s leading financial services providers with 2.8 million customers and more than $208 billion of assets under management (as of 3/31/19). AXA Equitable Life’s mission is to help people retire with dignity, protect their families and prepare for their financial futures with confidence.
“AXA Equitable Life” refers to AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation, a life insurance company and a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of AXA Equitable Holdings. [AXA U.S.] is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA) (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and AXA Distributors, LLC. AXA U.S. is part of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management, with 107 million clients in 64 countries. The obligations of AXA Equitable and MLOA are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.axa.com.