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Environmental responsibility

Managing our environmental footprint is the right thing to do for the well-being of our stakeholders, communities and long-term viability as a business.

We’re committed to managing our environmental footprint for stronger, healthier communities across Canada.

We work to limit our impact on the environment through reductions in energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.​

In November, Canada Life’s parent company, Great-West Lifeco, announced their commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions well before 2050 for their operations and by 2050 for financed emissions, with interim science-based targets to be announced in 2022. As a global financial institution, we understand that our largest opportunity to address climate change stems from the activities we enable through our loans, investments and insurance underwriting.

Learn more about the efforts to limit our impact on the environment in our 2021 Public Accountability Statement.

Managing our environmental footprint

Total results from our corporate offices in Winnipeg, London, Toronto and Regina (2013-2021)

  • 41.1% reduction

    in GHG emissions intensity (tCo2 e/1000 sqf)

  • 24.6% reduction

    in energy use intensity (ekWh/f2)

  • 55.6% reduction

    in water consumption intensity (L/f2)

  • 77.8% reduction

    in waste to landfill (tonnes)

In 2021, our corporate offices recycled:

    • 44 tonnes of cardboard
    • 17 tonnes of organics (compost)
    • 625 tonnes of paper
    • 31 tonnes of other recyclables  

2021 Public Accountability Statement

From providing financial support for community initiatives, to being recognized as a leader in sustainability, our aim is to positively impact the world around us.

2021 Public Accountability Statement

Contact us to request a physical copy of our Public Accountability Statement.