CSRminute: MetLife Earns 14th Energy Star Certification, Named to EPA's Energy Star Leader List; UPS Foundation Gives $2M Grants to Nine Environmental Programs

Nov 23, 2010 12:00 PM ET

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Tuesday, November 23rd:

The MetLife office in Bloomfield, Connecticut has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as an Energy Star facility, the company’s 14th certified location. MetLife has also been named to the EPA’s list of Energy Star Leaders, a program that recognizes companies that have improved the energy efficiency of their buildings by 10 percent or more. Since 2006, MetLife has reduced its energy consumption by more than 16 percent.

The UPS Foundation has announced nine grants of $2 million dollars to environmental programs. The grants target the issues of climate change, renewable energy, resource conservation, and other causes supported by UPS volunteers. Groups receiving the funds include The Nature Conservancy, The National Park Foundation, and the Student Conservation Association.

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