While dealing with the pandemic and the consequent challenges it presented to global business, AXA Philippines carried on with its CSR activities in 2020 as it realized the importance of continuing to help communities, especially in times of crisis. In this regard, AXA Philippines partnered with various institutions and private companies for several initiatives.
AXA Philippines worked with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to install hand washing stations in several schools and organizations. The insurer also made a monetary donation to the PRC to acquire surgical masks and food packs for volunteers, which were distributed to 37 hospitals in Metro Manila and Rizal Province.
In collaboration with the PRC and Arko Pilipinas, AXA Philippines provided relief assistance and support to the victims of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.
AXA Philippines’ partnership with UNICEF, in addition, sought to address the nutritional needs of children. The company also donated funds to UNICEF, which provided triage tents and PPEs for seven hospitals, including those in Bataan.
AXA Philippines also partnered with the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS) to help raise cancer awareness and financial preparedness among Filipinos. The result was a series of initiatives to educate the public on cancer, including lectures and campaigns promoting healthy lifestyles for cancer prevention and adapting financial knowhow to counter setbacks from serious illnesses.
The company also teamed up with the Manila Doctors Hospital’s CSR Office to help members of the hearing-impaired community understand and disseminate information on the Covid-19 pandemic. The resulting project was the Healthcare Equality and Accessibility for the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD), which aimed to train the hospital’s health care frontliners to be able to independently communicate with deaf patients.
Aside from this, AXA Philippines provided translator assistance, as well as food packs, to 100 deaf patients of the Manila Doctors Hospital. It also gave 19 respirator units to the hospital and these will be donated to public medical centers soon.
Through its #HowAreYou? Mental Awareness Campaign, AXA Philippines opened its lines to people who need to talk to someone about their troubles during the pandemic and other mental health concerns through toll-free helplines.
AXA Philippines also partnered with the Columbia University and World Health Organization’s Center for Global Mental Health to develop two free resource guides to help individuals and company leaders navigate mental health issues during the pandemic.
In celebration of AXA Philippines’ annual Corporate Responsibility Week, employees participated in volunteer activities from home, in compliance with health and safety protocols. The employees conducted sensitivity training with Best Buddies, created wish kits for Make-A-Wish Foundation recipients, and built solar lamps for the Liter of Light program.