About us

Symetra Social Impact

Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, Symetra Social Impact, focuses on three areas: social commitments, sustainability and governance.

Symetra-social-impact_2000x700.jpg

A message from President & CEO Margaret Meister

With the launch of our first corporate social responsibility initiative—Symetra Social Impact—we are taking another step forward toward fully realizing our vision, to create a world where more people have access to financial freedom, and living up to our aspiration to be the country’s most inclusive insurance company.

Symetra Social Impact establishes our long-term commitment to our people and our communities, to our planet and to our customers, and to more broadly influence and drive positive social change.

Over the next three years, Symetra Social Impact aims to drive meaningful transformation across our priority areas through the goals outlined below. We have aligned them with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals—a widely used benchmark and a call for action by all countries and many companies to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

We believe Symetra Social Impact underscores our commitment to serving our customers, advancing positive social change, supporting a healthier environment and making a better world for the communities we serve through a robust program that authentically reflects who we are as an ethical company, as an inclusive brand and as an engaged corporate citizen.

Margaret Signature

Goals

Dartboard.png

25

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) scholarships by 2025

Dartboard.png

65%

employee participation in community programs by 2025

Dartboard.png

Financial literacy

community program created by 2025

Dartboard.png

40%

paper reduction by 2025

Dartboard.png

Carbon neutral

by 2023

Dartboard.png

Supplier guidelines

by 2023

Dartboard.png

$150K

to environmental programs for underserved youth by 2025

Dartboard.png

New platform

for employee engagement in 2022

Our social goals

Our social goals align with our commitment to show up for our communities, lift up our employees and stand up for DEI.

People matter

Scholarship

We’re partnering with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) to support students obtaining a post-secondary degree. By 2025, we’ll provide multiyear, wraparound support for 25 scholars from HBCU partner institution Morgan State University, funding tuition and barrier reduction.

Scholarship_1000x700.jpg

Employee engagement

Our employees are strongly committed to giving back to their communities and building a better world, and we’ll create more opportunities for them to do that. Our goal is to increase their engagement via sustainability programming, volunteerism and giving to 65% by 2025, from the current three-year average of 43% participation.

Engaging-employees_1000x700.jpg

Financial literacy

We believe financial literacy is essential to creating long-term, generational financial health and security. So we’re creating a Community Financial Literacy program that will launch in 2025 as part of our commitment to help empower underserved populations.

Financial-literacy_1000x700.jpg

Our sustainability goals

We’re committed to creating a better world for everyone. See more about our environmental efforts.

Our planet matters

Paper reduction

We’re committed to reducing our paper consumption by 40% compared to 2019 levels by 2025.

Paper-reduction_1000x700.jpg

Carbon neutrality/The Climate Pledge

We aim to be carbon neutral by 2023 through a combination of offsets, sustainability measures and reductions, and we intend to commit to The Climate Pledge by 2025.

Carbon-neutral_1000x700.jpg

Supplier guidelines

We believe that the supplies and services we purchase should reflect our commitment to environmental responsibility and supplier diversity. We’re establishing guidelines for our suppliers and contractors, and will implement them by 2023.

Supplier-guidelines_1000x700.jpg

National environmental partnership

We’ve partnered with the National Park Trust and have committed $150K by 2025 to fund access and education programming for underserved youth.

National-environmental-partnership_1000x700.jpg

Employee sustainability program

In 2022, we’re launching an engagement platform alongside our current volunteer and giving programs that will connect employees to our overall sustainability work and give them opportunities to engage personally on environmental and sustainability efforts.

Employee-sustainability-program_1000x700.jpg

Governance

We’re committed to providing value to our customers while also stewarding their money in a sustainable, ethical and transparent way. See how we’re investing in a bright future.

Commitment matters

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Our strategy aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals—a blueprint for countries and organizations to follow in creating a more sustainable, healthy and equitable world. We’ll report on all relevant targets with a focus on the following commitments.

Sustainable Development Goals logo

1.png

No poverty

4.png

Quality education

5.png

Gender equality

8.png

Decent work and economic growth

10.png

Reduced inequalities

12.png

Responsible consumption and production

The views and opinions expressed in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals are those of the entity. Symetra does not assume any responsibility or liability for the activities of the U.N.

This material is for informational purposes only.