MetLife Commits To Carbon Neutrality by End of 2016

At MetLife, we strive to create value for all of our stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders and the communities we serve. For nearly 150 years, MetLife’s business model has been based on its promise to be a trustworthy partner for our customers and the communities we serve. It is that long-term relationship with our customers and communities that is the driving force of our corporate social responsibility activities.

As an extension of our lasting commitment to our customers, MetLife looks for ways to help families and communities around the world. The long view that is the heart of our business model extends to our efforts on behalf of the environment. That’s why we recently announced an ambitious new goal of becoming carbon neutral by end of 2016 – making MetLife the first U.S.-based insurance company to make a commitment to carbon neutrality. In addition to carbon neutrality, MetLife also set the following goals:

  • 10 percent reduction in all energy consumption by 2020.
  • 10 percent reduction in actual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020.
  • Require our top suppliers to disclose their GHG emissions and emission-reduction steps by 2020.

These commitments are notable because MetLife has a significant global real estate portfolio, with more than 1,300 offices in nearly 50 countries. We have already reduced energy consumption across our U.S.-owned offices by 25 percent since 2005 by upgrading our facilities. These new goals build on previous targets we successfully met for our U.S.-based operations to reduce our environmental impact.

For more information on MetLife’s impact in the communities we serve and how we do business, you can visit and download our latest Corporate Responsibility report.