Creating Value - Our Report to You

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life release 2012 Public Accountability Statement

WINNIPEG, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, together with their staff and distribution associates, are helping create value for Canadians in many different ways - the theme of the companies' 2012 Public Accountability Statement.

Among the highlights of 2012, the report shows how the companies continued to:

  • contribute to national solutions for meeting the fundamental needs of Canadians, including affordable retirement, and healthcare that helps enhance quality of life.
  • engage with Canada's charitable sector, contributing $11.9 million through their national corporate citizenship program to help address national, regional and local community priorities.
  • foster a workplace culture in which more than 10,000 staff across Canada can learn, grow, and contribute to the success of the organization and the communities where the companies operate.
  • manage the environmental impact of their operations, including information on greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and landfill waste generation.

"As a company and as individuals, we have many opportunities to create value for our customers, communities and organization. We also can actively manage our impact on the environment," said Paul Mahon, recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. "Through our focus on corporate social responsibility, including corporate giving and the outstanding volunteer efforts of our staff and advisors, we're proud to build stronger communities in many different ways."

View and download Creating Value - Our Report to You.

About Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions, and serve the financial security needs of more than 12 million people across Canada. Responsible and ethical management is an intrinsic value of the companies and is essential to long-term profitability and value creation. As an Imagine Caring Company supporting the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, the companies donate a minimum of one per cent of average pre-tax profits to non-profit, charitable and community organizations each year.

Learn more about the organization's corporate social responsibility.

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SOURCE: Great-West Life Assurance Company

For further information:

Marlene Klassen, APR
Assistant Vice-President, Communication Services
204.946.7705


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