Thousands of MetLife employees take advantage of sustainability education and volunteering opportunities to reduce their environmental impact at work, at home, and in their communities.
Our signature program, Our Green Impact, provides both hands-on community volunteering and online learning opportunities, including discussion forums, speaker series, and newsletters. In 2020, more than 22 Green Teams in the United States, Asia, and Latin America led local office-based Our Green Impact activities, including energy conservation, recycling, and sustainable commuting.
Virtual Honey Visits
Since 2019, MetLife has partnered with Bee Downtown, a woman-owned startup focused on bee preservation, to host beehives on our campus in Cary, North Carolina. Traditionally, Bee Downtown would host interactive on-site activities, such as beehive tours, honey extraction events, and more.
To adjust to employees working from home, Bee Downtown quickly developed a suite of virtual activities to continue MetLife employees’ education on honeybees. The HIVE allowed employees and their families a glimpse into the MetLife apiary. This included taking a virtual tour of the beehives, playing interactive games, participating in scavenger hunts, engaging in nature-focused leadership development, and more, even while working from home. In addition, Bee Downtown hosted a series of virtual honey tastings with employees.