Sun Life Financial of Canada U.K. is now carbon neutral

For us, sustainability means taking actions that drive the best social and environmental outcomes for our customers and communities over the long-term. Our approach to sustainability is aligned to our business strategy and purpose and builds on our foundation as a trusted and responsible business.

We are proud to announce that we became carbon neutral in 2020. Here is how we did it:

  • Carbon offsets: With the support of Carbon Footprint Limited, we bought carbon offsets to support a solar power project which reduces carbon emissions through the displacement of fossil fuels.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG): We made a bold choice to offset our emissions not only for 2019 but all years back to 2015 when we started calculating our GHG emissions.
  • Carbon Reduction Strategy: We have measured our GHG emissions as part of our carbon reduction strategy. Efficiency measures, employee engagement and process changes have helped us reduce our emissions in the past five years. For emissions we were not able to eliminate, we have purchased high-quality carbon offsets.

This is just the beginning of our carbon reduction journey. We will continue to evaluate our operations every year to reduce GHG emissions throughout our business. We will also support renewable energy projects and provide financing to low-carbon, sustainable development projects.

We feel strongly that our approach demonstrates a long-term commitment to sustainability and positively impacting our planet through annual reporting, continuous improvement and transparent accountability.