According to Newsweek magazine’s 2016 Green Rankings, MetLife (MET: NYSE) ranks as the No. 1 insurance company in the world and the No. 1 financial services company in the U.S. for environmental performance. The Newsweek rankings assess corporate sustainability practices of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S., and the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world.

“MetLife has a long history of promoting a healthy environment for our customers, their families and the communities that we serve, and we are proud to receive this recognition of our efforts,” said Joe Sprouls, who manages MetLife’s environmental initiatives as executive vice president and head of Global Corporate Services within Global Technology & Operations.

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 that include: audited environmental metrics; revenue generated from sustainable products and services; and demonstrated commitment from senior leaders to progress on environmental initiatives.

MetLife’s environmental practices demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. Other independent organizations recognizing MetLife’s sustainability efforts include the Carbon Disclosure Project, Bloomberg, Energy Star, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information on MetLife’s commitment to the environment and other corporate responsibility activities, visit

About MetLife 
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