Sustainability is a strategic priority for Sun Life in Canada and around the world. It’s essential to our business success. We want to contribute to a world that’s healthier, more financially resilient, environmentally secure, and economically prosperous.
Our sustainability plan focuses on our areas of expertise where we can have the most positive social and environmental impact: This includes:
These efforts build from our foundation as a trusted and responsible business.
Through our sustainability plan, we focus our support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the five where we believe we can have the greatest influence and impact. These are:
Read about our sustainability commitments in action.
We aspire to increase the lifetime financial security of our Clients, employees and communities. We’re advancing financial security through innovative products, proactive education and improved access for underserved groups.
Priority Sustainable Development Goal: #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.
We aspire to improve health and wellness outcomes for all. To achieve this, we offer our Clients and employees products and tools to help them live healthier lives. At the same time, we’re working to improve health and wellness in society. We do that by improving access to health and disability insurance and investing in community health and thought leadership.
Priority Sustainable Development Goal: #3 Good Health and Well-being.
We aspire to deliver sustainable returns for Clients and drive the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. To pursue our aspiration, we:
Priority Sustainable Development Goals: #7 Affordable and Clean Energy and #13: Climate Change.
We aspire to be a responsibly-managed business that is Client-focused, competitive, forward-thinking, financially and environmentally resilient, and sustainable for the long term.
Operating ethically, treating our Clients and employees with utmost respect, and reducing our impact on the environment are all vital components of maintaining the longevity and resiliency of our business.
Priority Sustainable Development Goals: #5 Gender Equality and #13 Climate Change.
1 Based on Willis Towers Watsons benchmark of Global High Performance Companies and Global Financial Services.