MetLife Boosts Employee Wellness with Global Corporate Challenge

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) is expanding its commitment to wellness at work
by signing up with Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) which works with
businesses worldwide to improve the health and performance of employees.

More than 1,200 employees across MetLife’s EMEA region have started GCC
2016. They are competing in teams of seven against 340,000 people from
companies around the world on the 100-day challenge.

Each participating GCC team member receives a wearable activity tracker,
the GCC Pulse, which logs movement through the day. MetLife participants
have a personal 10,000 steps a day target and the more active the team,
the further their collective progress on a virtual journey around the

Joining GCC is part of MetLife’s Wellness for Life global initiative
which promotes and encourages health and wellbeing amongst its employees

Michel Khalaf, EMEA president, said, “Our employees told us that
wellness at work was important to them. GCC is a fantastic opportunity
for them to really embrace wellness and participate in this innovative
and fun challenge. Our aim across EMEA is to strengthen employee
engagement to promote the healthiest focus we can on all aspects of
wellness including physical activity, nutrition, a positive mindset and
better sleep.”

Wellness is a strategic growth area for MetLife and its Employee
Benefits business in particular which focuses on a holistic view of
wellness as part of its commitment to clients and staff.

MetLife has embarked on a programme of research, innovation and
thought-leadership to help organisations look at practical ways to
improve health and resilience, improve stress management and in turn
model and measure engagement and productivity. MetLife’s own data* shows
more than half of employers (56%) think that improving staff health,
fitness and general wellness would improve productivity within their
organisation, but only 28% said they had such a programme in place.
Around 57% of employees agreed that improving staff health, fitness and
general wellness would improve productivity.

* Research conducted online in the UK by independent research agency
Consumer Intelligence among 1,002 employees between in August 2015

About MetLife

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, visit

About GCC

Over the past 12 years, GCC has worked with businesses all over the
world to improve the health and performance of their employees, driving
healthier bottom lines. Proudly part of the Virgin Pulse family, GCC’s
global program has directly transformed the cultures of thousands of the
world’s leading organisations across 185 countries. Visit: to find out more.


MetLife EMEA
Jonathan Bunn, +44 (0) 207 715 2463
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