TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - For the seventh consecutive year, Sun
Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) ("Sun Life") has been named
among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (the
"Global 100"). Sun Life is one of nine Canadian companies across all
sectors, and the top-ranked North American insurance company to make
the Global 100.
"Sustainability plays a crucial role within our organization, both in
the short and long term," said Melissa Kennedy, Executive
Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer & Public Affairs, Sun Life
Financial. "This ranking reaffirms our commitment to continuously
growing and improving so we can deliver value to our clients,
employees, shareholders and communities."
In 2014, Sun Life launched a refined sustainability strategy with a
vision of building sustainable, healthier communities for life, by
advancing efforts across four themes: Community Wellness,
Organizational Resilience, Environmental Responsibility and Exemplary
Governance and Risk Management.
"Across our businesses, we see examples of our strategy in action,"
Kennedy said. "For example, all of our major corporate sites in Canada
are LEED Certified buildings - evidence of our environmental
accountability; and as we strengthen our organizational resilience, we
are proud to report that 45% of middle management and above are women
and that 33% of the Board of Directors are women."
The Global 100 ranking was announced today by Corporate Knights at the
World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Sun Life has appeared on
the annual ranking 10 of the 12 years since its inception. The ranking
consists of the companies with the top overall scores in each sector.
In addition to its Global 100 ranking, Sun Life was ranked first in the
Globe and Mail's 13th annual review of corporate governance practices in Canada. Sun Life is
also one of the Corporate Knights' 2015 Best 50 Corporate Citizens
in Canada, as well as a constituent in the FTSE4Good and the Dow Jones
Sustainability North America indexes.
For details on additional Sun Life sustainability initiatives, visit
the Sustainability page on sunlife.com.
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 and its partners have 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 September
30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets
under management of $846 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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