All of our UK companies work together on initiatives that contribute to sustainable economic development – working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve quality of life, in ways that are both good for business and good for development.
We are proud to support the national charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer providing practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We have supported Macmillan since May 2011.
Prior to May we supported Sue Ryder Care, which provides expert care for people living with cancer, multiple sclerosis and brain injury and other such conditions. We raised over £50,000 for the charity during our partnership with them. In September 2009, 24 MetLife employees volunteered to take on one of the UK’s hardest challenges - The 24 Peaks Challenge and raised over £24,000.
We also support local charities such as Trees for Cities and MetLife employees have been part of a number charitable events, including 5K runs, the London Marathon, 300Km Cycle rides, parachute jumps and much more.
Alongside our charity work we also focus on encouraging wise environmental stewardship by informing staff of initiatives which promote environmental sustainability such as energy saving, recycling and reducing our carbon footprint. This been a successful initiative and we have not only increased the amount we recycle but we have also switched to fair-trade, renewable and recycled consumables.
We are proud to have our community and social responsibility at the heart of our working culture.