Building a brighter tomorrow
TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial's 2010 Public Accountability
Statement, Building a brighter tomorrow, is now available at www.sunlife.com/PublicAccountabilityStatement. The report outlines Sun Life's commitment to corporate social
responsibility, which includes environmental, social and corporate
Highlights of the report include:
Sun Life Financial Chief Executive Officer, Donald Stewart's involvement
with the government-appointed Task Force on Financial Literacy;
Sun Life's investment in both physical and mental wellness through
programs that study the relationship between activity and nutrition and
mental health problems in children, support for issues of adolescent
mental health, and a new gender-based education program in women's
Sun Life's leading involvement with Culture Days - the first ever pan-Canadian celebration of the wide range of arts
that showcase Canada's cultural uniqueness;
The company's commitment to employees through career planning and
development tools, a robust wellness program and access to employee
Environmental advancements in Sun Life's buildings, such as the
achievement of a LEED® Gold EB designation for the renovations to its global headquarters in
Toronto - only the second commercial office building in Canada to
receive this designation; and
Significant investments in clean and renewable energy projects across
"At Sun Life Financial, we believe that being a good corporate citizen
is important and indeed helps our bottom line," said Michel Leduc,
Vice-President, Public & Corporate Affairs, Sun Life Financial. "Our
actions today will have a direct effect on the world of tomorrow, which
is why investing in initiatives related to health and wellness,
financial literacy and sustainable business is a priority."
Sun Life's commitment to corporate social responsibility has earned the
company a range of awards. Sun Life was named a member of the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index North America for 2010-2011; selected by Corporate
Knights as one of the 2010 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and
the only life insurance company in North America to be named in the
2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.
Along with being able to access the complete report, you can also watch
a video about Sun Life's commitment to sustainability on the Public Accountability Statement page.
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, 2011, the Sun Life
Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $469
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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