Corporate Responsibility

    At MassMutual, corporate responsibility isn’t a program or a department, it’s a fundamental part of who we are. We’ve always made people a priority, and today, that commitment to our policyowners and customers continues. It includes our employees and Financial Professionals, the communities where we live and work, and our environment. For us, it all comes down to doing the right thing for the people who matter most — and it’s been that way since we started in 1851.

    Supporting our Communities

    From the beginning, we’ve had a single purpose: to help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. For 165 years, that commitment has remained our guiding principle, for our clients and our communities.

    In the communities where we operate, we’re more than employers. We’re neighbors, colleagues, parents and friends. And we believe we can help those communities become better places to live, work and play. The focus of our commitment to our communities is to broaden economic opportunity by leveraging our financial resources and human capital.

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and the MassMutual Foundation invests more than $20 million annually in organizations across the country to support initiatives focused on economic opportunity. Please visit the MassMutual Foundation page and grant guidelines if you are interested in applying for funding.

    Our Programs

    Mutual ImpactSM is an employee-driven community investment program intended to drive collective impact in the communities where we work. Employees are empowered to select cause areas and grantees, donate funds and amplify change through volunteerism.

    FutureSmartSM is a national middle and high school financial education program challenging young leaders to take steps toward a successful career and financial wellness for themselves, their families and their communities. Interactive events at NBA affiliate arenas around the country reach ten thousand students annually, and we will provide a digital classroom-based financial education curriculum to two million students by 2020.

    Career Pathways connects eligible local high school students to skills training and development, mentoring, internships, scholarships and, ultimately, opportunities for employment in certain target sectors including financial services and information technology.

    LifeBridgeSM helps young people fulfill their potential through the value of our core product — life insurance. This national initiative helps fund a child’s education by issuing $50,000 term life insurance policies to benefit the children of eligible working parents, with no cost to the parent. In fact, MassMutual pays the premiums. As of year-end 2015, we’ve issued more than 13,600 policies representing more than $680 million in coverage.

    Valuing People

    For each of us at MassMutual, treating our customers with respect is an extension of the way we treat each other as colleagues. Our approach is simple: a healthy and diverse team helps us help you.

    We work hard to maintain the physical and intellectual well-being of our team. In 2013 alone, for example, we invested $1.6 million in our employee education assistance program.

    While our wellness initiatives help our employees (and their families) eat better, stay active, and take a greater role in their overall health and wellness, our wellness programs have been honored by the American Heart Association, the National Business Group on Health, and others. In addition, our diversity and inclusion efforts have been recognized by DiversityInc’s Noteworthy Companies List (three years running) and the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (with a perfect score of 100).

    Ethics & Integrity

    Our policyowners and customers rely on us to help them secure their future and help protect the ones they love, and we take that responsibility seriously. We know that trust is essential in making any relationship work. That’s why we strive to create, maintain and enhance our relationships through our commitment to act ethically and with integrity.

    This ethical culture includes all levels at MassMutual — from our Board of Directors to management and employees to our Financial Professionals. You’ll see it reflected in our company values and our corporate governance structure, and you’ll experience it in action with the strong relationships we maintain with our policyowners, customers, employees and local communities.

    We continually educate and inform our employees about ethics issues through our code of conduct as well as extensive compliance training and communication programs. And others have noticed. The Ethisphere® Institute has recognized MassMutual as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2015.  

    Helping Sustain our Planet

    MassMutual may be a large company, but we’re working hard to have a small environmental footprint. To do that, we’ve created a sustainability strategy focused on three key areas: conservation, efficiency and renewable energy.

    With conservation, our goal is reducing our consumption of the energy and natural resources it takes to run our business. In Springfield, MA, our corporate headquarters is certified at the Silver level by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB®) program of the U.S. Green Building Council. 

    With efficiency, we’re committed to using the lowest amount of energy and natural resources possible. Our home office parking lot includes a rain harvesting system used to irrigate campus grounds, along with low-flow water fixtures and high-efficiency HVAC equipment. While our green commuter programs promote the savings and convenience of carpooling and vanpooling to all our campuses.

    With renewable energy, we continue to expand our use of naturally occurring energy sources like solar. For example, we have 1,750 solar panels on the roof of our headquarters. Those panels produce 384,000 kilowatts of electricity every year and 50 percent of our hot water.  

    By valuing people for who they are, how they think, and what they bring to the table, we’ve become a stronger, more innovative company.

    Diversity & Inclusion