Reaching our tree-planting goal around the world
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In Mexico, we planted almost 20,000 trees as part of two programs, one with the nonprofit Reforestamos and another with The Arbor Day Foundation. In both cases, we encouraged employees to “adopt a tree.”
In the U.S., 20 employees in Tampa, Florida, worked with 200 other volunteers to plant 1,250 longleaf pines.
In Argentina, we planted 600 trees in partnership with ReforestArg.
In Uruguay, we planted 100 trees—one tree per local employee—in the public park of Punta del Diablo, Rocha, with the Plantatón Uruguay initiative.
In Spain, approximately 25% of the MetLife workforce, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, planted 854 total trees in an area where natural forests have been lost to fires.
In Hungary, we partnered with the Hungarian Association of Executives and Főkert Budapest to plant 1,200 saplings.
In Romania, we planted 10,000 trees for policies sold as part of our “Tree of Life” insurance program, in partnership with our pension products and providers.
In Turkey, we donated 10,000 trees in 2021 to reforest areas destroyed by fires in the Hatay region. The saplings will be planted through the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion.
In India, we planted more than 14,000 saplings to add around 24 acres of green through our “Glow Green” initiative.”
In Korea, 1,800 trees were planted to honor those who participated in the Korea School Challenge.
EcoRise is a school-based program to empower youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching environmental literacy, social innovation and hands-on design skills. Through this partnership, MetLife Foundation provides grant funding for the program, and MetLife employees have the knowledge and skills to inspire and educate students to become involved in environmental stewardship in their schools and communities.
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