MetLife Life Achieved planting of 1,000 broadleaf trees in the MetLife Foundation Forest in one year

MetLife Life Insurance
Achieved planting of 1,000 broadleaf trees in the MetLife Foundation Forest in one year
~Creating a forest that will be appreciated by children living 100 years from now~

MetLife Insurance Co., Ltd. (Representative Executive Officer, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dirk Osstein, hereinafter “MetLife Insurance”) announced on November 11, 2022, that the MetLife Foundation We have achieved our annual goal of planting 1,000 broadleaf tree saplings. This year, a cumulative total of 100 employee volunteers participated in tree-planting activities. In addition, with the aim of making the best use of construction offcuts from forests without wasting them, employee volunteers will complete the finishing work of 3,400 pairs of Kikori Chopsticks, which will be donated to children’s homes and children’s cafeterias nationwide. [Image

These initiatives are supported by the MetLife Foundation in collaboration with the Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF) (Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, President: Osamu Abe). It is one of the programs of “creating forests that will be appreciated by children who will live 100 years from now” consisting of “environmental conservation”, “volunteering” and “environmental education” for the purpose of environmental protection activities through
Many employees who participated said that the tree-planting activity raised their awareness of the environment, and that they were happy that they were able to contribute to society for children through a series of initiatives. doing.
[Program overview]
◼ MetLife Life 50th Anniversary* Commemorative Project “MetLife Foundation Forest”
Ecola Forest is a devastated forest that has been cut down
indiscriminately, and NPO Shinrin is working on forest regeneration activities. From 2022, this area will be planted with donations from the MetLife Foundation, named the “MetLife Foundation Forest” (approximately 0.4 hectares). and conservation activities.
◼ “Connect! Chopsticks Project”
With the idea of ​​”connecting” to the future, we used the forest construction scraps without wasting them, and employee volunteers finished and packed 3,400 pairs of “Kikori Chopsticks” in three months from September. rice field. We plan to donate these eco-friendly chopsticks to children in orphanages, children’s cafeterias, and nature schools across the country, along with a message card from each employee about food and the environment.
At MetLife Life, we are working on sustainability as an important management policy with the aim of more reliably putting into practice the Company’s Purpose, “Together for a brighter future.” As we celebrate our 50th anniversary* in February 2023, we are working to create a rich forest and earth for the future as part of our activities to contribute to the creation of a prosperous local community, which is one of our key issues. We want to take over the environment.
(*)Started operations on February 1, 1973 as the American Life Insurance Company Japan Branch.
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About MetLife
MetLife Life started operations in 1973 as Japan’s first
foreign-affiliated life insurance company, and is now the Japanese subsidiary of MetLife, one of the world’s leading life insurance group companies. doing. Through diverse sales channels, we strive to provide individual and corporate customers with innovative products that can respond to a wide range of risks.
About the MetLife Foundation
The MetLife Foundation of New York, USA was established in 1976 to realize MetLife’s giving and long-term commitment to the community. Since then, MetLife has provided $900 million in support wherever it operates. The MetLife Foundation is dedicated to helping
underprivileged and underrepresented communities around the world and bringing economic mobility and vitality to life. Working with non-profit organizations, MetLife employees actively participate in volunteer activities focused on three areas: economic inclusion, solving financial health challenges and building strong communities.
About the Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF)
The Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF) is an NGO that develops human resources who will be responsible for creating a sustainable society through environmental education that emphasizes experience and dialogue. We aim to realize a sustainable society by collaborating with NPO Shinrin and other diverse partners so that the next generation can live happily and happily on this irreplaceable earth.
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