METLIFE NAMED A TOP 20 U.S. AND GLOBAL COMPANY IN NEWSWEEK GREEN RANKINGS
New York, June 15, 2015
Of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and globally, MetLife ranks in the top 20 for environmental performance on both lists, according to Newsweek magazine’s 2015 Green Rankings. MetLife is ranked No. 13 among publicly traded companies in the United States and No. 19 globally. This marks the first time MetLife has entered the top 20 for both sets of Green Rankings.
The Newsweek Green Rankings are based on an analysis of each company’s publicly available data.Newsweek’s research partners, Corporate Knights Capital and HIP Investor, look at multiple key performance indicators: productivity in conserving scarce resources and reducing waste; revenue generated from sustainable products and services; demonstrated commitment from senior leaders to progress on environmental initiatives; and audited environmental metrics.
“We’re delighted to be recognized for sound environmental stewardship in our business operations,” said John Chambers, who is charged with implementing sustainability efforts across MetLife’s facilities. “We’ve reduced our energy consumption and greenhouse gas footprint, conserved water, invested in renewable energy and engaged our employees and communities in conservation efforts.”
As part of its commitment to reducing MetLife’s impact on the environment, the company has:
- Reduced energy consumption in U.S. owned facilities by 25% between 2005 and 2014
- Ensured 100 percent of MetLife’s owned and managed offices in the United States are Energy Star certified and 50 percent are LEED-certified
- Decreased indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 100% through energy efficiency projects and Renewable Energy Certificates
- Installed 42 electric car charging stations at MetLife facilities, available free to employees
Other environmental achievements include:
- Investing $3 billion in wind, solar and other renewable energy projects since 2003.
- Owning the largest photovoltaic plant (solar farm) in the eastern United States.
- Holding equity stakes in 46 LEED-certified properties.
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.