MetLife has funded ideological LGBTQ organizations. The company regularly advocates for ideological policies and causes, like the Equality Act. It does not protect against viewpoint discrimination and requires vendors to sign statements affirming a broad use of gender identity. MetLife is non-discriminatory in its charitable giving. It has not canceled business relationships due to views or beliefs. For these reasons, MetLife receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
MetLife has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means MetLife has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
MetLife matches employee gifts to colleges or universities without religious or viewpoint discrimination and will donate for employee volunteer hours (1). MetLife’s corporate giving does not discriminate against organizations based on their beliefs and gives to a wide range of organizations doing charitable work (2).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
MetLife does not protect against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
MetLife has advocated for the Equality Act, opposes efforts to save women’s sports, and has committed to multiple acts of public engagement and advocacy with the LGBTQ community (1) (2). MetLife denounced the Georgia election integrity bill (3). MetLife opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
MetLife gives to the HRC and PFLAG, a gay rights advocacy organization that endorses the Equality Act (1).
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March 23, 2023
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