2015 Sustainability Report focuses on building sustainable, healthier
communities for life
TORONTO, May 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Sun Life Financial announced that
its 2015 Sustainability Report and Public Accountability Statement are
available online on www.sunlife.com. The Sustainability Report outlines Sun Life Financial's commitment to
sustainability and showcases how the organization is building
sustainable, healthier communities around the globe.
"Whether we're teaming up against diabetes, investing in our clients,
building on our 31-year history of investing in clean and renewable
energy, or ensuring our governance practices are industry leading, I'm
proud of our commitment to sustainability and the dedication I see
across our operations," said Melissa Kennedy, Executive Vice-President,
Chief Legal Officer & Public Affairs, Sun Life Financial.
Throughout 2015, Sun Life Financial focused on advancing sustainability
in four key areas:
Community Wellness - Since 2012, Sun Life Financial has proudly committed more than $13
million to diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research.
Organizational Resilience - In 2015, Sun Life Financial was recognized as one of Canada's Top
Employers for Young People, and received Excellence Canada's platinum
award recognizing Sun Life Financial as one of the nation's best-run
corporations in areas such as leadership, strategy, client experience
Environmental Responsibility - Sun Life Financial continued its trend of reducing energy use across
its corporate real estate and real estate investment portfolio in
Canada and the United States.
Governance and Risk Management - In 2015, Sun Life Financial was awarded the Ethical Boardroom Best
Corporate Governance - Financial Services - North America award.
"In 2015, we moved the needle in each of these areas and gained global
recognition in the areas of governance, sustainability and corporate
citizenship," said Kennedy. "Sustainability is key to meeting long-term
commitments to our clients, employees, advisors and shareholders, and
we will continue to advance and develop new ways to strengthen our
For more information on some of the initiatives undertaken in 2015,
visit www.sunlife.com and read Sun Life's Sustainability Report and Public Accountability Statement.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life
Financial has operations in a number of 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 March 31, 2016, the Sun Life
Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861
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.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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Media Relations Contact:
Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Sun Life Financial