Operationally, MetLife’s Sustainability Function is part of MetLife’s Corporate Affairs department and is dedicated to sustainability strategy, management and reporting. The Sustainability Function’s efforts are led by the Chief Sustainability Officer and overseen by MetLife’s Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs, who reports directly to the CEO.
Additionally, MetLife’s leaders include ESG in annual performance objectives as part of a shared sustainability goal for MetLife’s executive leadership team. MetLife employees are responsible for driving progress toward MetLife’s Next Horizon Strategy, which includes making progress on sustainability commitments. For information regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)-specific governance, see For Our Colleagues.
The Chief Sustainability Officer coordinates with other senior executives to establish sustainability goals and advance progress across the organization.
MetLife’s Sustainability function has responsibilities relating to, among other things:
- Directing and integrating MetLife’s sustainability strategy, target-setting activities, commitments, policies and key performance indicators (KPIs) across the enterprise;
- Summarizing MetLife’s sustainability performance and metrics in an annual report;
- Aligning disclosures to key reporting frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD); and
- Managing and monitoring ESG issues and opportunities relevant to MetLife.