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Environment

Protecting the Environment

Building for tomorrow includes protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy future for our employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. MetLife has a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and we are proud to be the first U.S. insurer to achieve carbon neutrality.

From energy efficiency and green buildings to volunteer projects and responsible investments that benefit the environment, we work to reduce our footprint and build resiliency in a changing world. Continuous improvement is a mantra at MetLife. This outlook guides our efforts to decrease our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through carbon reduction and operational efficiency programs, water reduction strategies, recycling and reuse efforts, and more. To drive success, we set strong operational goals (see below) and collaborate with our employees and supply chain business partners.

Energy and Climate Solutions

Our sustainability journey has taught us that bold environmental goals drive innovation, ambition and effective solutions. In 2018, we maintained our carbon neutral status by continuing to improve operational efficiency and finance carbon offset projects around the world.

We are on target to exceed our 2020 energy and climate goals by implementing xx energy efficiency projects and investing in green building design, sustainable behavior campaigns and real estate consolidation.

MetLife focuses on environmental management, energy efficiency and performance, including engaging employees and suppliers. We also monitor potential disruptions to our operations and supply chain from climate change, such as natural disasters and health crises, while our business continuity, facilities and crisis management teams prepare for such eventualities.