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18 November plenary meeting

11/18/2020 - 00:00

On November 18, 2020, the plenary meeting of the AXA Group's European Works Council was held by videoconference due to the health context and the European guidelines applied by the Group since last spring. More than 80 participants took part in this new remote session. 

On November 18, 2020, the plenary meeting of the AXA Group's European Works Council was held by videoconference due to the health context and the European guidelines applied by the Group since last spring. More than 80 participants took part in this new remote session.

First of all, it was an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of the Polish and Czech delegates who recently joined the Uniqa Group, and who were therefore not present at this meeting, and to welcome the participation of delegates from outside Europe (Switzerland, Japan, Mexico) invited by the Secretary and Management. The Secretary then presented the work and events of the EWC since the June plenary session.

The CEO of AXA and Chairman of the EWC, Thomas Buberl, continued with a presentation of the Group's strategy through the 2021 - 2023 plan. He also gave an update on the management of the crisis within the AXA Group and on some important events of the past year.

Thomas Buberl then answered 16 questions of a very good level elaborated with the delegates of the EWC during the articulation meetings of the 2nd semester and finalised during the workshops held in the preparatory meeting. A few spontaneous questions completed this session with the CEO of AXA.

Céline Soubranne, the Group's Corporate Responsibility Director and Koen Hermans, the Group's Director of Employee Relations, then presented a progress reports on Corporate Social Responsibility and the global health and well-being programme within the AXA Group. As part of this programme, deployed from January 2021, employees of all Group entities will be able to benefit free of charge from regular health check-ups, health prevention and awareness days, an annual flu vaccination and a psychological assistance and support programme accessible 24/7.

The Group's management, which is committed to social dialogue, wanted the AXA European Works Council to be involved in the implementation of this programme in all Group entities through the signature of a charter requested by the Secretary.

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Karima Silvent, Group HR and Olga Kravchenko, in charge of the HR Covid crisis unit19 , then gave a detailed update on the management of the consequences of the health crisis within the Group. Since April, regular meetings of the Extraordinary Board have been held on the subject.

Finally, Roland Scharrer, Chief innovation Technology Officer at AXA GO, came to present the "Tech & Data" strategy for the Group.

 

Find here the minutes of the meeting.