New York Life | December 1, 2020
New York Life has released its 2019-2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the company’s efforts to be a force for good in society. The report also showcases how New York Life’s commitment to pursuing positive environmental policies, connecting with and serving communities, and maintaining proper governance is embedded in the company’s long-term strategy.
In setting New York Life’s Corporate Responsibility priorities, the company identified and assessed the potential environmental, social and governance issues that could affect the company’s business. The report identifies four priority areas for the company including:
In his introduction to the report, New York Life CEO Ted Mathas writes:
“When you’re in business for 175 years, people often wonder how you are able to do it and what sets you apart. While many factors play into longevity, looking back at New York Life’s history, nothing else has distinguished us more than the fact that we have remained a mutual company. This decision continues to define who we are and guides our decisions and actions in our business and our broader responsibilities in society…While the products and services we offer deliver the social good of financial security, our corporate responsibility initiatives are also closely tied to our business purpose.”
In addition to reporting on progress across New York Life’s corporate responsibility priorities, the 2019-2020 Corporate Responsibility report also details the company’s COVID-19 response including:
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done on these fronts,” Mathas adds. “But the bar is always getting higher, and we know we must continue to raise it for ourselves. Our value of integrity means doing the right thing no matter what. And we are humbly confident that we will continue to learn from experience to better support and uplift each other, our communities, and society at large for generations to come.”
To view New York Life’s 2019-2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, visit here.
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