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The future is what we make it
TORONTO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Sun Life Financial has issued a combined
Public Accountability Statement and Sustainability Report, available at
www.sunlife.com/publicaccountabilitystatement, 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
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
You can access the complete publication on the Public Accountability Statement page.
About Sun Life FinancialSun 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 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.