METLIFE RECOGNIZED FOR DISABILITY EQUALITY
NEW YORK, July 15, 2021
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has received a top score on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), making the company a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the fifth year in a row.
The DEI – a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network – is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. The 2021 index measured culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, community engagement, and supplier diversity.
“MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes all of our employees to make a difference,” said Meredith Ryan-Reid, senior vice president, MetLife Financial Wellness & Engagement and executive sponsor of the MetLife DiverseAbilities inclusion network. “We are proud to be recognized by the Disability Equality Index for creating a workplace where people with diverse abilities are supported and empowered.”
The MetLife DiverseAbilities inclusion network champions disability inclusion and awareness among MetLife employees, helping them access essential resources available to them, their families, and friends.
MetLife also supports entrepreneurship and innovation among people with disabilities by partnering with organizations such as Disability:IN to identify Disability Owned Business Enterprises as part of the company’s Supplier Inclusion & Development program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MetLife expanded its educational sponsorships to include virtual development programs for diverse business partners and increased its sponsorship of Disability:IN.
For more information on MetLife’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit MetLife.com.