TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - For the third year in a row, Sun Life
Financial is the only North American insurance company named among the
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for 2013.
Sun Life is one of 10 Canadian companies across all industry sectors to
make the Global 100, and this is the seventh year that the company has
appeared on the list.
"At Sun Life, sustainability means having the ability to assure our
customers, employees, distributors, shareholders and communities that
we are in business for the long term," said Mary De Paoli, EVP, Public
& Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial.
"It is embedded in our decisions and processes, and demonstrates to our
customers that we are focused on keeping our promises and living up to
our mission of helping customers achieve lifetime financial security."
"Sun Life is proud to be among the Global 100, which validates the work
we are doing to make life brighter for generations to come," De Paoli
said. "People are increasingly seeking to work for and do business with
companies that are aligned with their values, and Sun Life's inclusion
in the Global 100 affirms to our stakeholders that we are focused on
the issues that matter to them."
In the last year, Sun Life has been reducing energy consumption in its
offices and data centre; building on its long-standing leadership in
the Canadian financial services industry by continuing to invest in
clean and renewable energy projects; strengthening reporting of its
broader sustainability performance; and joining networks of like-minded
organizations focused on advancing sustainability goals.
The Global 100 list was announced today by Corporate Knights magazine at
the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Recently recognized as
the world's most credible corporate sustainability ranking by Rate the Raters, the listconsists of the 100 top-performing companies worldwide on a range of
sector-specific sustainability metrics.
In addition to its Global 100 ranking, Sun Life is ranked first out of
244 companies in the Globe and Mail's eleventh annual review of
corporate governance practices in Canada. Sun Life is also on the
Corporate Knights' 2012 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list, as
well as the FTSE4Good and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America
indexes. Sun Life is the "Most Trusted Life Insurance Company" in
Canada, according to the 2012 Reader's Digest Trusted Brand consumer
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, Vietnam and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2012,
the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under
management of $515 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.