METLIFE RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE ON 2015 CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX FOR 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
New York, November 19, 2014
MetLife was named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” scoring a perfect 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the 12th consecutive year. This national benchmarking tool gauges companies on their corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. MetLife joins the ranks of 364 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
“MetLife is honored to be named once again as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” said MetLife Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel of Litigation, Kaiper Wilson, who is also a prominent member of MetLife’s diverse business resource network, GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Associates and Allies at MetLife).
“On a personal level, I am proud to work for a company that recognizes that we are all unique and creates the policies and culture we need to support a diverse, global workforce,” said Wilson.
The 2015 CEI rated 972 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. MetLife’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
MetLife is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that supports the diverse backgrounds and skills of our employees. Our diverse business resource network, GLAM, was founded in 2004 to raise awareness of LGBT issues at MetLife, to provide a forum for MetLife’s LGBT employees and to promote MetLife to the LGBT community.
Earlier this year, GLAM launched its “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” video which features employees sharing their stories about coming out at work, as well as a number of messages of support and encouragement from straight allies and leaders across the company.
MetLife offers employees and their domestic same- and opposite-sex partners a variety of health and other benefits. In addition to supporting employees, MetLife has developed an LGBT Financial Planning site dedicated to providing information and tools to the LGBT community.
For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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.