HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - April 19, 2017 - MetLife Hong Kong* has been named a "Caring Company" for the fifth
consecutive year by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the continuous
contributions MetLife has made to the local community. This achievement follows
MetLife Hong Kong's recognition as the Corporate Citizen of the Year
(Outstanding Achiever) by the prestigious BENCHMARK Wealth Management Awards
MetLife's corporate social responsibility (CSR) pledge aims
to promote health and wellness in Hong Kong. MetLife has worked to raise
awareness of hereditary cancer risks and prevention methods by partnering with
the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry and sponsoring the Pink
Heels Race 2016.
MetLife Hong Kong has also made significant contributions
to the community by promoting the importance of financial inclusion and
employee volunteering programs. This year marks the MetLife Foundation's third
year as the exclusive sponsor of the Financial Inclusion Challenge, a
competition managed by The Wall Street Journal that encourages non-profit and
for-profit enterprises to showcase programs that provide innovative,
sustainable solutions for individuals and families struggling to be part of the
MetLife Hong Kong encourages employee participation in volunteer
programs, granting employees who volunteer a full-day leave. MetLife Hong Kong
has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to support its quarterly Project Home
Works, a program that ensures low-income and vulnerable people in Hong Kong have
safe and decent homes to live in.
Launched by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the
Caring Company Scheme aims at cultivating good corporate citizenship. The
"Caring Company" logo is bestowed to organizations that demonstrate
enduring efforts in caring for the community, employees and the environment.
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 about MetLife
Hong Kong*, visit www.metlife.com.hk.
MetLife Limited and
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong Limited (collectively
"MetLife Hong Kong") are wholly-owned subsidiaries of MetLife, Inc. in Hong
Kong and private companies limited by shares incorporated and registered
under the applicable laws in Hong Kong. Both MetLife Limited and Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong Limited are authorized insurers carrying
long term business in Hong Kong.
Based on non-banking
assets according to A.M. Best research 2012 data, Best's Review July 2014.