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MetLife Releases 2019 Sustainability Report Covering COVID-19 Response, New ESG Priorities, and More

Published 06-29-20

Issued by MetLife, Inc.

Summary

MetLife, Inc., has released its 2019 Sustainability Report, outlining accomplishments, milestones and priorities aligned with its purpose: “Always with you, building a more confident future.” In conjunction with the report, MetLife also launched a new sustainability website and ESG Data Center.
 

Report Highlights

June 29, 2020 - MetLife, Inc., has released its 2019 Sustainability Report, outlining accomplishments, milestones and priorities aligned with its purpose: “Always with you, building a more confident future.” In conjunction with the report, MetLife also launched a new sustainability website and ESG Data Center.

The report describes how MetLife responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by meeting the needs of its employees, its customers, and the communities it serves. As of May, the total value of the COVID-19 relief and support provided by MetLife and MetLife Foundation came to more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

Beyond the discussion of its response to the pandemic, the Sustainability Report explores key highlights from 2019, noting that MetLife:

  • Made new disclosures relating to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure frameworks.
  • Rolled out new sustainability priorities that focus on ensuring confidence for our customers, strengthening our workforce, protecting our environment, empowering our local communities, and creating value as an investor.
  • Had more than $58 billion in Responsible Investments under management, including green investments, infrastructure, municipal bonds, and impact and affordable housing investments.
  • Signed the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment through MetLife’s Institutional Investment Management business.  
  • Created a new diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy, made a series of new CEO-level D&I commitments, and enhanced its D&I disclosures.
  • Became the first insurer to join United Nations Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change.
  • Achieved all of its 2020 environmental goals a year early.
  • Maintained carbon neutrality for the fourth year in a row.
  • Received Fitwel building certifications covering approximately 1.3 million square feet of real estate.

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Jon Richter
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MetLife, Inc.

MetLife, Inc.

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers.  Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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