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Climate Action

Pilot Hill Wind Project, Illinois. MIM-managed renewable energy investment. Photo by Daniel Peters

At MetLife, we’ve spent more than 150 years helping people protect their families, finances, and futures. Climate change poses an urgent risk for all our stakeholders, and we believe it is our responsibility to play our part in identifying solutions and building resiliency in a changing world.

In 2016, we became the first carbon-neutral U.S.-based insurer. Since then, we have achieved carbon neutrality every year while reducing our energy and greenhouse gas emissions. As of the end of 2019, we’ve achieved all of our environmental targets. We’ve nearly tripled our public goals to reduce energy and emissions globally by 10% by 2020, reducing them 33% and 27%, respectively.

Now, we have committed to 11 new global goals, MetLife’s 2030 Environmental Goals. The 11 new goals aim to reduce the environmental impact of MetLife’s global operations and supply chain, while leveraging its investments, products, and services to help protect communities and drive innovative solutions.

For more information on our work on climate change, please read our statement on climate change. For information on our environmental priorities and programs, please read MetLife’s Global Environmental Policy.

MetLife's 2030 Environmental Goals

Climate Action

Goals and Commitments


MetLife’s environmental priorities include:

  • Implement initiatives to mitigate MetLife’s direct and indirect GHG emissions
  • Reduce energy consumption through effective energy management policies and invest in new green technologies
  • Improve the environmental impact, financial performance, and resilience of MetLife facilities
  • Facilitate waste reduction, recycling, and reuse efforts globally
  • Engage employees on environmental issues and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Work with suppliers to reduce environmental impacts and disclose climate change risks
  • Implement healthy building strategies to maximize the well-being of our employees and occupants

Our Purpose