Sun Life Receives a 100% Corporate Equality Index Score from the Human Rights Campaign for LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality

“We have worked hard to listen to our colleagues and continue to grow and strengthen our commitments to inclusion,” said Tammi WorthamSenior Vice President of Human Resources, Sun Life USA “Whether in the office or at home, we encourage every employee to bring their authentic identity to work every day. But there is always more to do – within our company and our community. We are committed to continuing this work for all communities at Sun Life and everywhere else where we see an opportunity and a need. »

Sun Life participates in many events and activities throughout the year on issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community and address equity and inclusion for all diverse groups. In 2021, Sun Life’s Pride Inclusion Network attended a panel with Black, Indigenous, and members of color from the LGBTQ+ community discussing covenanting for people of diverse gender identities, and hosted a virtual discussion in live during Transgender Awareness Month in November with representatives from Trans Youth, a media-centric leadership program that teaches transgender and non-binary leaders media skills, leadership confidence and campaign strategies. Other events and initiatives in 2021 include engagement activities on National Coming Out Day in October and philanthropic donations to GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders), Human Rights Campaign, EqualityMaine, The Transgender Law Center, Kansas City AIDS Foundation and BelongTo (based in Ireland).

Sun Life has been a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, joining 13 employer submissions that helped defeat the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013 and state laws banning same-sex marriage in 2015. 2019, Sun Life joined other employers in signing an amicus brief for Supreme Court cases determining whether LGBTQ+ employees are protected under current U.S. civil rights law. The brief was spearheaded by a coalition of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom for All Americans, the bipartisan campaign, of which Sun Life is a member, that works to put in place protections against discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community. .

Sun Life’s inclusion networks also include BEA (Black Excellence Alliance), HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Leaders & Achievers), AAHA (Asian American Heritage Association), BrightWomen and DiverseAbility. For more information on Sun Life’s inclusion networks and activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit https://www.sunlife.com/us/en/about/diversity- equity-and-inclusion/inclusion-networks/.

About Sun Life
Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and businesses. Sun Life operates in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, United Statesthe UK, Ireland, hong kong, The Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. From September 30, 2021Sun Life had total assets under management of 1.39 trillion Canadian dollars. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades at the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and the Philippine Stock Exchanges (PSE) under the symbol SLF.

In United States, Sun Life is one of the largest providers of group benefits, serving more than 55,000 employers in small, medium and large businesses across the country. Sun Life’s extensive portfolio of insurance products and services in the United States includes disability, absence management, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, voluntary and medical stop loss. Sun Life and its affiliates in the US asset management businesses employ approximately 5,500 people. Group insurance policies are issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, Mass.), except in New Yorkwhere policies are issued by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (USA) (Lansing, Mich.). For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com/us.

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