At Sun Life, helping people live healthier lives is an important part of our Purpose. That’s why it’s one of three key focus areas of our new sustainability plan.
Health issues are growing around the world. We’re committed to providing our Clients and employees with the tools and education they need to 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.
Our work in these areas supports Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being.
As a company that offers life, health and disability insurance, we know that good health is central to well-being. The health care needs of our Clients continue to grow. In 2019, we paid $17.4 billion in claims and benefits to help our Clients live healthier lives.
Employee wellness underpins our ability to deliver excellent service to Clients and to attract and retain top talent. It also helps to enhance our high performance culture.
Research shows that companies with the most effective health and productivity programs have improved financial results.1 They also save 1.5-1.7 days of absenteeism per employee each year.2
1 Willis Towers Watson. “2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey”. 2017.
2 Sun Life Financial and Ivey Business School. “Sun Life-Ivey Canadian Wellness Return on Investment (ROI) Study, Phase 1”. 2016.
We have a vested interest in contributing to the well-being of communities we serve. Our Clients, employees and their families live and work in these communities. That’s why we’re committed to supporting their development and fostering healthier, sustainable communities.