We work hard to foster a work environment that is purposeful, inclusive, and that helps our employees prioritize their health and wellness. We also want to ensure their voice is heard and that they have a variety of opportunities to volunteer and give back to the causes they care about.
Health and wellness
Our Wellness for Life program is rooted in the idea that the more we can help connect the dots between our purpose, our everyday work, and the importance of wellness for overall health and well-being, the easier it is for MetLife employees to prioritize their health. The program is centrally coordinated and locally implemented, with champions identified in 41 countries, as well as four Regional Ambassadors (U.S., Latin America, EMEA, Asia). Healthy workplaces are essential to ensuring positive health and wellness benefits for the people working within them.
Earning the first Fitwel certification for a life insurance company
In 2019, MetLife became the first life insurance company to earn Fitwel certifications for our commitment to healthy workplaces. Fitwel is a joint initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration and measures the health impact of corporate buildings based on several factors, including how they promote occupant safety, how they increase physical activity, and how they affect the health of the surrounding community. As of December 2019, MetLife has obtained Fitwel certifications for three offices in the U.S. with more than 4,000 employees covering over 1.3 million square feet of real estate. MetLife Investment Management (MIM), has also obtained certifications for three properties held in its real estate equity investment portfolio. Representing more than 2 million square feet of office space combined across the three locations, the certifications underscore MIM’s commitment to promoting wellness in the communities it serves across the U.S.
Employee feedback: MyVoice
At MetLife, we believe that caring for our employees starts with understanding what matters most to them. One of the ways we keep a pulse on our employees’ needs is through our annual MyVoice survey. In 2019, 44,000 employees took the survey and overwhelmingly said that they would like more communication about MetLife’s plans for the future. We took this feedback to heart as we crafted our Next Horizon Strategy, launched in early 2020. Our primary focus: Delivering our Purpose, placing emphasis on our leadership, and reinforcing collaboration, experimentation, and customer focus across MetLife.