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), 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.

Our environmental efforts were recognized in 2015 by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which once again included our Canadian operations on the Canada 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, with the top score among insurers in Canada. The designation was based on the high quality data we disclosed on greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrating the investments and operational improvements we’re making as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Our annual Public Accountability Statement (PDF) illustrates our approach to corporate social responsibility across Canada.