We have achieved carbon neutrality across our global corporate office portfolio, Auto & Home vehicle fleet, and employee business travel for four consecutive years.
As a carbon neutral company, our first priority is to integrate sustainability best practices across our global operations and drive continuous improvements in waste, water, energy, and carbon reductions. In 2019, we implemented numerous energy-efficiency projects at our offices around the world — such as completing lighting upgrades, setting automatic timers for electronics, installing energy-saving window coatings, and calibrating computers to low power settings. In 2019, we nearly tripled our global energy reduction target, reducing total energy consumption by 33% since 2012.
For MetLife, carbon neutrality involves taking both immediate action on climate change and navigating a long-term transition to a low-carbon economy.