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Achievements

Awards and recognition

At Sun Life Financial we take great pride in the accomplishments of our business operations, our employees and our advisors. Read on to see what our employees, advisors and businesses are achieving.

Sun Life Financial wins most Trusted BrandTM award

For the 7th year in a row, Canadians have voted Sun Life Financial the “Most Trusted Life Insurance Company,” according to the 2016 Reader's Digest Trusted BrandTM Survey. The Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of Reader’s Digest, asked over 4000 Canadians to name the brand they trust most in 40 product categories.

TM Trusted Brand is a registered trademark of Reader's Digest Association Canada ULC.

Sun Life Financial named one of the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Sun Life Financial is one of the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, as selected by Corporate Knights. Sun Life is one of nine Canadian companies across all sectors, and the top-ranked North American insurance company to make the Global 100. Sun Life has appeared on the annual ranking 10 of the 12 years since its inception.

The Global 100 is the world’s pre-eminent sustainability equity index. The ranking consists of the companies with the top overall scores in each sector, worldwide.

Read more about Sun Life's corporate responsibility programs.

A brighter future at Sun Life! Sun Life is recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2016.

We’re one of 96 companies across all industry sectors to be recognized in the 15th annual competition, organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, as an employer that leads the nation in helping college and university graduates make the transition from school to work.

Some of the reasons that contributed to Sun Life being selected as a top employer for young people include:

  • Programs in place to attract and retain young workers.
  • Availability of co-op and/or work-study programs.
  • Benefits, mentorship, training, and career development programs.

At Sun Life Financial, our people make the difference. If you want to join a leading, international financial services company, and you want to innovate, inspire and be inspired, look at what Sun Life Financial has to offer.

Sun Life Financial Quebec receives the Mercure for Proactive Workforce Management

Sun Life Financial Quebec received the Mercure award in the Proactive Workforce Management category at the 2015 Mercuriades gala presented by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec. This honour recognizes the work of our entire team and the quality of talent in our organization.

Sun Life Financial shone brightly in the category recognizing an innovative workforce management strategy.

Les Mercuriades are an annual competition held since 1981 by the FCCQ, Quebec's largest business network. They pay tribute to the visionary thinking, innovation and know-how of companies contributing to growth and development in Quebec and its regions. These companies are inspiring role models for the next generation of business people and for Quebec's entire economic community.

For more information visit: www.mercuriades.ca.

Sun Life recognized with the 2015 Ethical Boardroom Best Corporate Governance award

Sun Life has been recognized with the 2015 Ethical Boardroom Best Corporate Governance – Financial Services - North America award for our dedication and enduring efforts in fostering good corporate governance practices and ethical behaviour in our operations, growth strategy and culture.

Learn more about our goal of achieving strong governance and our commitment to ethical behaviour in Sun Life's 2014 Sustainability Report.

Sun Life Financial named one of Canada's best 50 corporate citizens

Corporate Knights magazine has once again included Sun Life on their list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The 2015 edition ranks Sun Life No. 11 overall, up from 22 last year, and ahead of all the other large financial institutions. Factors contributing to our recognition and change in position include energy and carbon productivity performance indicators. For the latest sustainability updates read our Sustainability Report.

Sun Life scores gold at the SMCC Awards

Sun Life won the prestigious gold award in the category of arts and culture for our partnership with the Sarah McLachlan School of Music (SoM). The Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada (SMCC) awards salute the best in the industry, acknowledging Canadian companies that step outside the box and help redefine sponsorship marketing in Canada.

In 2014, Sun Life announced a 3-year, $300,000 partnership with the SoM in Vancouver, a school dedicated to providing at-risk and underserved youth with free music education. We also leveraged McLachlan’s national tour and made additional donations to 3 music schools in Calgary, Toronto and Moncton. The partnership with the SoM is one of the largest to date under our award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible™ program – aimed at giving Canadians the opportunity to enjoy the very best of our country’s arts and culture community, regardless of their means.

Waterloo 2015 top employer

Sun Life is proud to have been named one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers for 2015.

We are one of 15 companies across all industry sectors, selected by Mediacorp, to make this list. We share this success with all of our employees who make Sun Life a great place to work.

Some of the reasons we are being recognized as a top employer in Waterloo include:

  • A collaborative culture that fuels high performance while supporting work-life balance.
  • Competitive compensation, benefits and incentives, including a share purchase and pension plan and assistance with retirement planning.
  • Aligning performance to compensation which ensures top performers are rewarded for their contributions.

At Sun Life Financial, our people make the difference. If you want to join a leading, international financial services company, and you want to innovate, inspire and be inspired, look at what Sun Life Financial has to offer.

Sun Life listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America

For the 8th consecutive year, Sun Life has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) - North America. The index represents the top 10-15% of the leading sustainability-driven companies in Canada and the United States. DJSI tracks the financial performance of companies based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social factors. The indices are considered to be a benchmark of corporate sustainability and are used by investors as a tool to measure the effectiveness of companies’ sustainability strategies.

Insurance & Investment Journal recognizes Sun Life Women of Influence

The Insurance & Investment Journal published the annual Women of Influence awards, recognizing 50 of Canada's most influential women in the life insurance industry. Among them, Sun Life's Brigitte Parent, Senior Vice-President of Individual Insurance & Wealth, Suzie Labbé, Sun Life Financial advisor and Sonia Wu, Sun Life Financial Centre Manager were recognized for their contributions to the goal of providing financial security to Canadians.

The annual report highlights the accomplishments of 50 of Canada's most influential women in the life insurance industry.