The most critical step MetLife has taken to support the COVID-19 response is to continue keeping our promises. We also met urgent needs for food, housing, healthcare, personal protective equipment, and direct financial assistance.
We have taken care of our people by providing a suite of programs to address their physical, emotional and financial well-being. For our customers, we developed flexible solutions to help them stay financially secure during a period of uncertainty. And in our communities around the world, MetLife and MetLife Foundation donated money and medical supplies, transformed MetLife-owned properties, and volunteered time to help those affected by the pandemic. In addition, our President and CEO was appointed to the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Council, joining a list of 100 experts from the business, labor, civic sectors.
As of May 2020, the total value of the relief and support we have provided comes to more than a quarter of a billion dollars.
No matter how long the pandemic lasts, we will continue delivering on all our commitments to all our stakeholders.
For our communities:
- MetLife Foundation committed $25 million to the global response to support communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- To help protect first responders and others, MetLife donated thousands of medical supplies to locations around the world, including facemasks, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes.
- MetLife made properties available as housing for healthcare workers, and as hospitals, if needed.
- MetLife established a new paid voluntary leave program for our in-house medical professionals to help fight COVID-19. MetLife medical professionals who volunteer will be deployed in two-week rotations to hospitals and other healthcare facilities in locations across the country.