TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Making life brighter - what does it mean? To Sun Life Financial, it's at the very heart of
what we do, every day: help people achieve lifetime financial security
and ensure we operate as a sustainable public company committed to
delivering value to our stakeholders.
In Sun Life's Public Accountability Statement and Sustainability Report (PAS & SR), released today, making life brighter means:
Fighting diseases, like diabetes, and improving health around the world;
Giving back to our communities by supporting social services, providing disaster
relief and encouraging volunteerism among our employees;
Working with environmentally sustainable organizations and like-minded companies to advance the importance of
sustainability within our own operations and, ultimately, the world;
Making responsible, sustainable investments to contribute to the Canadian and world economies.
"Sun Life wants to help philanthropic, social and community programs
flourish because they strengthen communities and enrich the lives of
Canadians and people around the world," said Mary De Paoli, EVP, Public & Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life
Financial. "We are also very proud to be able to play a role in a
global network of organizations seeking to advance sustainability
Sun Life's environmental, social and governance practices have earned us
a range of recognition. We are the only life insurance company in North
America to be listed as one of the 2013 Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World and we are one of the 2012 Best 50 Corporate
Citizens in Canada.
Sun Life is proudly using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) index
reporting standards to guide our sustainability reporting. GRI has
reviewed our PAS & SR and has confirmed that it meets all GRI
See Sun Life's Public Accountability Statement and Sustainability Report
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate
customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key
markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United
Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India,
China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of
December 31, 2012, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total
assets under management of $533 billion. For more information please
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
Image with caption: "Making life brighter: Sun Life Financial has released its 2012 Public Accountability Statement and Sustainability Report. (CNW Group/Sun Life Financial Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130506_C3778_PHOTO_EN_26364.jpg
Image with caption: "Sun Life Financial has released its 2012 Public Accountability Statement and Sustainability Report. Sun Life is committed to making life brighter in our communities, as seen at The Weekend to End Women's Cancers, where "Team Yellow" was led by Stuart Monteith (right of centre in dark green jacket), Senior Vice-President, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial. (CNW Group/Sun Life Financial Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130506_C3778_PHOTO_EN_26362.jpg
SOURCE: Sun Life Financial Inc.
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