Over 400 of AXA’s employees in Singapore joined their colleagues in 57 countries across the globe yesterday as they walked, ran, and cycled for a cause at various locations including Marina Boulevard, East Coast Park and Changi Coast Road.
Globally, they chalked up a total distance of 40,000 kilometres – equivalent to the circumference of the globe – almost non-stop for 24 hours.
Their goal: To raise awareness on the need to reduce our carbon footprint as well as to raise funds for charity as part of its global Hearts in Action initiative.
For every kilometre covered by every single staff member participating in this endeavour, AXA will contribute €1 (about S$2) to an AXA Hearts in Action risk education project in the respective markets.
Funds raised by AXA’s Singapore employees will go to its adopted charity, the Melrose Home.
The walk kicked off the company’s Corporate Responsibility Week, which includes a series of activities for employees, customers, shareholders and the community to reinforce the importance of doing business in a sustainable and responsible way.
This is the second consecutive year that its 164,000 employees have joined the cause
Kwek Perroy Li Choo, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, AXA Singapore said: “I’m heartened to see the continued commitment of AXA’s staff to Corporate Responsibility week. Because we are in the business of protection, it’s important that we demonstrate a commitment to environmental sustainability and risk awareness.”
This article was first published in Asiaone