How ethical is Sun Life?
Owned by Phoenix Group Holdings Plc, Sun Life is a brand which provides pensions. Sun Life unfortunately does not reach The Good Shopping Guide’s minimum Ethical Benchmark. As it is one of the lower-ranking pension providers on the Ethical Pensions Ratings Table, it cannot be classed as an ethical brand.
Despite not yet meeting our minimum benchmark, we still encourage Sun Life to apply for Ethical Accreditation. If it applied, The Good Shopping Guide would supply Sun Life with a thorough assessment and some suggestions on how to raise its Ethical Rating to become one of the most ethical and best pension providers.
Have a look at the Ethical Pensions Ratings Table to see how Sun Life compares to other brands within the Ethical Pensions sector. The Ratings Tables can help you to learn more about the criteria that a brand must reach to meet our minimum Ethical Benchmark.
The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow the example set by our top-rated brands to introduce more ethical practices and apply for Ethical Accreditation.
In which areas does Sun Life perform well?
Within The Good Shopping Guide, Sun Life is awarded a top score for Political Donations. However, it does not receive a top rating in any other category.
What scores does Sun Life need to improve upon?
Sun Life receives a middle score for its Responsible Investment Policy. Its parent company Phoenix Group has a Responsible Investment Philosophy which mentions Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration but does not detail sufficient restrictions around controversial investments.
What can Sun Life do to improve its score?
Sun Life’s below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide is the outcome of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.
If Sun Life were to work on its low ratings, including its middle score for its Responsible Investment Policy, it could see its score rise on the Ethical Pensions Ratings Table and become one of the best pension providers.
Despite having a below benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide still recommends that Sun Life apply for Ethical Accreditation. By doing so, we can offer it some guidance on how to improve its score.
Would your pension brand benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Visit The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables to see which other brands within the Ethical Pension sector are using our Ethical Mark and have been awarded our ethics and sustainability certification. To find out more, get in touch or fill out a rapid initial assessment form.
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