Corprate Bias Ratings
MetLife vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company gives to the Human Rights Campaign and pledged $5 million to BLM and related causes. MetLife regularly uses its reputation and corporate dollars to support LGBTQ causes and organizations and requires vendors to sign statements affirming a broad use of gender identity. MetLife terminated a nonprofit discount program with the NRA due to pressure from gun control advocates. For these reasons, MetLife receives a "High 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). However, MetLife terminated its nonprofit discount program with the NRA due to pressure from gun control advocacy organizations (3).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
MetLife has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company 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 (3)(4). MetLife denounced the Georgia election integrity bill (5). 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 (6). The CEO of MetLife, Michel Khalaf, is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (7)(8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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December 5, 2023
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