TORONTO, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial is pleased to be named
to the 2012 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list by Corporate
Knights. For the seventh time in 11 years, Sun Life has been recognized
as one of the country's top companies in the area of corporate social
responsibility, which is a testament to the company's ongoing
commitment to environmental, social and governance issues.
"We're proud to once again be considered a leader in corporate social
responsibility," says Mary De Paoli, Executive Vice-President, Chief
Marketing Officer and Public & Corporate Affairs, Sun Life Financial.
"We care deeply about the communities in which we operate and to us,
sustainability is embedded in our culture. It means being able to
assure our customers that we'll be in business for the long-term -
living up to our mission of helping people achieve lifetime financial
Sun Life was the only publicly-traded insurance company and one of only
two life insurers on the Corporate Knights Best 50 this year. Several
key factors contributed to Sun Life's recognition as a top corporate
citizen, including, reducing its total greenhouse gas footprint by 7%
between 2010 and 2011, strong health and safety performance, and
year-over-year reductions in waste produced.
For more complete information about the methodology visit www.CorporateKnights.com.
In addition to the Corporate Knights' 2012 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in
Canada ranking, Sun Life is the only North American insurance company
on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and is the
"Most Trusted Life Insurance Company" in Canada, according to the 2012
Reader's Digest Trusted Brand consumer survey. We were also listed,
once again, on the 2012 FTSE4Good Index as well as on the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index North America.
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. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today
have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United
States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2012, the Sun Life
Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $494
billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
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.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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