MetLife Inc announced today that it has become the first US based insurance company to sign the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
The WEPs are a set of seven commitment created by UN Women and the UN Global Compact to promote gender equality in the workplace and society.
MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf highlighted the signing at a diversity conference in New York City sponsored by the American Council of Life Insurers, the Life Insurance Council of New York, and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.
"MetLife's support for gender equality reflects our purpose of building a more confident future for all," sadi Khalaf, adding "Empowering women is more than a core value for us – it's a key element of our business strategy. Partnering with the UN will help us strengthen our focus and take our commitment to the next level."
MetLife Bangladesh is also part of this initiative and is committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace and society.
"Diversity with its unique perspective, can play a central role in developing a more innovative culture and foster sustainable development of the country in which we operate," said MetLife Bangladesh General Manager Syed Hammadul Karim.