Our Sustainability Commitments

Jun 07, 2023

With our purpose at our core—Always with you, building a more confident future—sustainability at MetLife means sustaining people’s lives.

Sustainability is central to our business strategy and is ingrained across our operations. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) as a guide, we are deploying the full strength of our people, products, services and investments to sustain our customers, our colleagues, our communities and our shareholders.


2030 DEI Commitments

Addressing the needs of the underserved and underrepresented through a mix of investments, products and services, supply chain, volunteering and community efforts.

Net Zero Commitment

MetLife is committed to Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its global operations and General Account investment portfolio by 2050 or sooner.1 This ambition is part of our overall business strategy to create long-term value for colleagues, customers, shareholders and the communities where we operate. For MetLife, this means working toward an inclusive, resilient and thriving environment for present and future generations.

As a purpose-driven company, we continue to adapt to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. MetLife’s Net Zero commitment builds on our longstanding history of environmental stewardship. This includes addressing climate change and supporting a just transition to a low-carbon economy, which requires collective action from diverse stakeholders. Our commitment is supported by a comprehensive approach, interim targets and key initiatives intended to help improve the environment.


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1 The Net Zero commitment applies to GHG emissions from MetLife, Inc.’s global owned and leased offices and vehicle fleets, employee business travel, supply chain and assets in MetLife’s General Account investment portfolio, which includes the general accounts of MetLife, Inc.’s wholly owned insurance company subsidiaries, where reliable data and methodologies are available. While reliable methodologies and data sets pertaining to certain GHG emissions are not available at this time, MetLife is committed to identifying and measuring relevant climate data as methodologies and standards evolve. Emissions are tracked in accordance with the GHG Protocol, unless otherwise directed by regulators. Additional information about MetLife’s General Account investment portfolio is available here.