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Corporate social responsibility

Acting responsibly

Responsible and ethical management has long been an intrinsic value of Great-West Lifeco and is essential to long-term profitability and value creation. In addition to meeting the ethical standards set out in Great-West Lifeco’s Code of Conduct (PDF) Opens in a new window, Great-West Lifeco strives to:

  • Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights;
  • Meet its responsibilities to minimize its environmental impact;
  • Make a positive contribution in the communities where 
Great-West Lifeco and its companies are established.

Great-West Lifeco was once again recognized in 2017 as a leader in carbon management, receiving an A- ranking from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

We were the highest ranked Canadian insurance company on the CDP’s annual list and among the top ten companies across Canada. This achievement reflects our commitment to reporting high quality emissions data and reducing carbon emissions across our operations.

Our 2017 Public Accountability Statement (PDF) Opens in a new window illustrates our approach to corporate social responsibility across Canada.