MetLife releases 2015 Global Impact Report

MetLife recently released its 2015 Global Impact report. The report contains information on how MetLife has managed environmental, social and governance issues, including social impact investments, customer service, product access, employee programs, workplace diversity, environmental stewardship and philanthropy.

Throughout the report, MetLife indicates how its actions align with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, demonstrating the company’s support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Highlights of MetLife’s 2015 corporate responsibility performance include:

  • Green investments of $9.7 billion, which includes stakes in 37 wind and solar farms, 48 LEED-certified properties, and $3 billion in renewable energy projects
  • As the first U.S.-based insurer to commit to carbon neutrality, committing to reducing energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2020
  • Implementing an Inclusion Index to measure diversity and inclusion integration within the company
  • Infrastructure investments of $7.8 billion, which includes projects such as roads, pipelines, and power
  • Community and affordable housing investments of $1.6 billion, which includes projects involving affordable housing and community facilities

MetLife also set new goals for 2016, such as becoming carbon neutral, providing wellness programming in every country, and increasing supplier diversity 10% each year through 2020.

Framework assisted in developing this report, which was prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 guidelines.

For more about the report, visit MetLife’s Corporate Responsibility website.

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