Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for 14th Consecutive Year
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced its recognition as a “Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” receiving a perfect score on the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the
14th consecutive year. The CEI is a national benchmarking tool to
evaluate companies on their corporate policies and practices relevant to
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
The 2017 CEI rate over 850 businesses on their LGBT-related policies and
programs, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic
partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency
programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
“MetLife has a long history as a champion for diversity in the
workplace, in all its forms,” said Jean Vernor, MetLife senior vice
president, U.S. Direct Business, and head of the Diversity & Inclusion
U.S. Task Force. “A diverse workforce that reflects our customer base
can help provide a business advantage and is essential to the continued
success of our business.”
MetLife is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that
supports the diverse backgrounds and skills of all its employees. To
promote inclusivity, MetLife has a number of diverse business resource
networks, including GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
Associates and Allies at MetLife), which was founded in 2004 to raise
awareness of LGBT issues at MetLife, provide a forum for LGBT employees,
and promote MetLife to the LGBT community. MetLife also offers employees
and their domestic same- or opposite-sex partners a range of health,
dental and other benefits.
For more information on MetLife’s diversity and inclusion efforts for
employees, please visit https://www.metlife.com/about/corporate-profile/diversity-inclusion/index.html.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates
(“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the
world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance,
annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately
100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and
holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin
America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
Jon Richter, (212) 578-5370