MetLife Turkey: Environmental Initiatives in Istanbul
MetLife embraces its role as a responsible corporate citizen through an effective energy management policy, investments in renewable energy ventures and the integration of energy efficient practices into its operations. MetLife also recognizes the importance of designing a global workplace that is not only environmentally friendly, but meets its goal of continually improving its operations. As part of this effort, a number of environmentally sustainable initiatives are being implemented at the Istanbul, Turkey office.
Currently, MetLife occupies one of the the few LEED Core & Shell certified buildings in Istanbul and is actively pursuing LEED Commercial Interior Gold certification for that facility. In order to design and construct the office to meet the required standards and earn LEED Commericial Interior Gold certification, MetLife is implementing green initiatives throughout the Istanbul office, including:
- Offering free shuttle service to associates;
- Purchasing electricity from renewable energy sources;
- Procuring regional materials made from recycled content, as well as products with lower VOC (volatile organic compound) content; and
- Installing water efficient technology.