At MetLife, our corporate strategy is designed to create long-term value for our shareholders. To deliver on this strategy, MetLife must work successfully and sustainably with a range of stakeholders. As a life insurance company, our very purpose is to enable policyholders to achieve financial sustainability in the face of life’s most destabilizing events. MetLife has been doing this by making and keeping promises since 1868. As a global company that now operates in nearly 50 countries, MetLife is committed to serving our customers in developed markets and to bringing financial protection to the growing number of middle-class customers in emerging markets around the world. For us, corporate responsibility begins with managing our business in a way that minimizes risk, preserves financial strength and allows us to make good on our financial commitments over the long term.
Some key highlights:
- Paid nearly $50 billion to policyholders in 2013
- Engaged with 500 diverse business partners in 2013, a 31 percent increase over 2012
- Developed first-of-its kind virtual service kiosk. Helped reduce processing time by 16 percent
- MetLife Foundation announced $200 million, five-year commitment to financial inclusion in 2013. Since its inception in 1976, it has provided more than $600 million in grants.
- Impact Investment group invested $8.2 billion investment in community development projects including affordable housing and green investments in 2013.
- 100 percent of MetLife’s owned and managed offices in the United States are Energy Star certified and 50 percent are LEED certified
- Installed 32 electric car-charging stations in the United States— available free for employees
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