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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), 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 2016 by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), with our company earning a position on CDP’s 2016 Climate A List, placing it in the top 10% of companies globally. The designation was based on the high quality data we disclosed related to carbon emissions and the management of climate change related risks and opportunities.

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