METLIFE RECOGNIZED AS HIGHEST RANKING INSURER FOR COMMITMENT TO SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
NEW YORK, February 08, 2016
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced it has been selected as one of “America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities” by DiversityBusiness.com. For the third year in a row, MetLife is the highest-ranking insurance company on the annual “Div50” list.
The Div50 list features the top 50 corporations that have emerged as leaders in providing business opportunities to women- and minority-owned businesses. This recognition is based on factors such as the volume, consistency and quality of business opportunities a company grants to multicultural suppliers. The findings are based on an annual survey of the 1.5 million women- and minority-owned businesses that are members of DiversityBusiness.com.
“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in providing business opportunities to diverse suppliers,” said Arnold Sowa, senior vice president and chief procurement officer at MetLife. “The inclusion of diverse suppliers in the procurement process continues to be a critical component of our strategy and we are proud to be a leader within our industry for engaging and supporting a wide range of suppliers.”
For more information about MetLife’s commitment to identifying and working with diverse business partners, please see https://www.metlife.com/about/corporate-profile/global-procurement/supplier-diversity/index.html.
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.