Recognized for its Commitment to Building a Sustainable Society
through Impactful Corporate Social Responsibility
HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife Hong Kong*, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., the #1
U.S. life insurer^, announced today that it has been honored with the
“Caring Company Logo” by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the
fourth year in a row in recognition of its contributions to the
community. This acknowledgement follows MetLife Hong Kong’s achievement
as the Corporate Citizen of the Year (Best-In-Class) by the prestigious
BENCHMARK Wealth Management Awards 2015.
Ms. Sunshine Farzan, Head of Marketing and Communications of MetLife
Hong Kong, said, “It’s always an honor to receive this recognition. It
is a great encouragement and affirmation of our philanthropic culture.
We take pride in helping all members of the Hong Kong community. We will
continue our CSR commitment to corporate and support of local charities
and non-profit organizations to build a well-protected future for the
MetLife Hong Kong has made significant contributions to the community by
launching corporate social responsibility initiatives and programs to
promote the importance of women’s health, wellness, employee
volunteering programs and financial inclusion. This year marks the
MetLife Foundation’s second year as its exclusive sponsor. The Financial
Inclusion Challenge is 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 financial mainstream.
MetLife Hong Kong encourages employee participation in MetLife Volunteer
Programs, in which employees who volunteer receive a full-day leave. For
instance, this month, MetLife Hong Kong has teamed up with Habitat for
Humanity to support Project Home Works, a program that ensures
low-income and vulnerable people in Hong Kong have safe and decent homes
to live in.
Fundamental to MetLife Hong Kong’s CSR strategy is its commitment to
promoting women’s health by raising breast cancer awareness and
educating women about prevention. Breast cancer is the most common
cancer amongst Hong Kong women+, and MetLife Hong Kong has
reignited the breast cancer conversation among women. In conjunction
with the rollout of the first online breast cancer product in the market#,
MetLife Hong Kong partnered the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation and
sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Day to promote public awareness of
breast cancer risks, the importance of breast health, and advocate
better breast cancer care in Hong Kong.
“At MetLife we believe in bringing people together and encouraging our
employees to reach out to those in their communities who need the most
support. We are proud that our employees are enthusiastic and see the
value in giving back to society and we strive to develop even more
engaging CSR initiatives in the future,” said Ms. Farzan.
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
^ Based on 2015 written premiums. Source: Axco Global
+ Source: Hong Kong Cancer Registry, Hospital Authority (2013
# According to MetLife Limited research as of February 23,
## Based on non-banking assets according to A.M. Best
research 2012 data, Best’s Review July 2014.