NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) announced today that it has been named to the 2015 “100 Best Corporate Citizens" List by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine. This is the first time MetLife has been named to the influential list.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on a company’s disclosure, policies and performance across seven areas: climate change, employee relations, environmental, financial, governance, human rights, and philanthropy and community support. Companies from the Russell 1000 index are evaluated on publicly available data sources covering 298 factors. All data are collected and analyzed by IW Financial, a financial analysis firm serving the Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) investment community.
“I’m proud that MetLife has been named to the ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’ list for the very first time,” said Chairman, President and CEO Steve Kandarian. “Our customers, employees and shareholders expect us to operate as a good corporate citizen, and we are committed to meeting that standard – just as we have for nearly 150 years.”
MetLife is earning increased recognition for its corporate responsibility efforts. In September 2014, the company published its first corporate social responsibility report adhering to globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting, after which MetLife rose from 10th place to second place in its sector on Bloomberg’s Environmental, Social and Governance rankings.
In February of 2015, MetLife was named the No. 1 in the life and health insurance sector on Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” list. This was the first time the company led all peers on this ranking.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.