Sun Life Financial releases 2011 Public Accountability Statement and Sustainability Report

The future is what we make it

TORONTO, May 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial has issued a combined Public Accountability Statement and Sustainability Report, available at, reflecting our Company's corporate social responsibility activities during 2011, as well as our commitment as an active member of the growing worldwide network of sustainable companies.

The report, titled The future is what we make it, describes the many philanthropic, social and community programs Sun Life supported during 2011 in the fields of health, arts and culture, education and social services, and includes the contributions of our international operations.

It also highlights Sun Life's actions as a sustainable company whose long-term vision for the future integrates financial, environmental, social and corporate governance considerations into our operations.

"Sustainability means being able to assure our customers that we are in business for the long term - keeping our promises and living up to our mission of helping people achieve lifetime financial security," said Dean Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer. "In this respect, Sun Life is, and has long been, a sustainable company."

Sun Life's environmental, social and governance practices have earned the Company a range of awards. Sun Life was named a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for 2011; selected by Corporate Knights as one of the 2011 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and was the only life insurance company in North America to be listed as one of the 2012 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.

You can access the complete publication 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 December 31, 2011, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $466 billion. For more information please visit

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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