MetLife Asia employees contributed over 6,000 volunteer hours to community initiatives in October

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HONG KONG, December 01, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – MetLife, one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management, held its second annual Career Month in October. corporate social responsibility in Asia.

The month coincided with MetLife’s annual global campaign “Volunteering with Purpose – 90 Days of Giving,” a three-month global campaign that encourages employees to participate in a series of volunteer initiatives supporting environmental and community causes across the world, such as making prosthetic hands for amputees of landmine victims in the developing world as part of the Build-a-Hand â„¢ program and assembling sports kits for the Special Olympics Young Athletes program.

Employees in MetLife’s nine Asian markets have volunteered more than 6,000 hours in these initiatives in addition to local environmental and community programs. For example:

  • In Japan, employees participated in street cleaning and attended educational seminars with community partners like the Nippon Foundation to learn more about social and environmental issues impacting communities across Japan. Volunteers also made chopsticks from recycled scrap wood to donate to local senior care facilities.

  • In China, employees assembled 600 sports kits and recorded motivational messages for young Special Olympics athletes. They also built 300 prosthetic hands for the Build-a-Hand â„¢ program.

  • PNB MetLife in India launched two of its major annual CSR programs in October: one as part of its “Damini” (Inner Light) initiative to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene for over 4,000 adolescent girls; and “Glow Green”, a commitment to plant 30,000 trees over the next three years.

Almost 1,000 Asian employees also participated in MetLife’s annual Global EcoChallenge: a two-week program to take concrete, everyday actions to reduce OUR environmental footprint. Participants saved 4,795 disposable bags, 4,125 disposable cups and 6,551 plastic bottles from the landfill.

“Caring for the environment and helping our local communities build a more confident future has always been an integral part of our culture at MetLife – it’s just one of the ways we live our goal,” said the regional president. from MetLife Asia, Kishore Ponnavolu.

While October is a CSR month for MetLife Asia, employees across the region engage in volunteerism and CSR activities throughout the year. In 2020 alone, more than 12,000 MetLife employees across Asia contributed 28,315 hours to volunteer efforts in the region.

About MetLife
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help individual and institutional clients navigate a changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife operates in more than 40 markets and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information visit: www.metlife.com

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Contacts

Yvette Marmur – MetLife Asia Communications
Telephone: +61 481 454 449
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