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February 07, 2022

Sun Life supports UNICEF’s COVID-19 vaccination program in Indonesia and Vietnam

Jakarta (February 7, 2022) - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) today announced it has donated CA$250,000 to UNICEF to support the International ACT-A / COVAX Emergency Response. The donation will help to fully vaccinate approximately 51,975 people across Vietnam and Indonesia.

​​UNICEF is the global leader in vaccine distribution, helping to turn COVID-19 vaccines into vaccinations by providing critical logistical support, including delivery of PPE materials, cold chain storage, equipment transportation, and training of health workers.  UNICEF’s goal is to administer 4.1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries around the world, to achieve a population coverage of 70 per cent, in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022.

In Indonesia, UNICEF is supporting the government in strengthening the cold chain for incoming Pfizer doses. Sun Life’s donation will be directed towards the delivery and installation of the ultra-cold freezers for this vaccine.  Three ultra-cold chain freezers can safely store 1 million doses of vaccine.

Elin Waty, President Director, Sun Life Indonesia, commented: “We support the government in ensuring the Indonesian public received the COVID-19 vaccine and we believe through collaboration  with UNICEF, we can help the government in reaching its target in remote areas and ensure optimal distribution.”

“UNICEF welcomes the contribution from Sun Life, which will help to ensure that even those in the hardest to reach communities can benefit from the COVID-19 vaccines,” said UNICEF Indonesia Representative a.i. Robert Gass. “Indonesia is making great progress to bring an end to the pandemic

Notes for the editors: All numbers are in Canada Dollar

About Sun Life Financial Indonesia

Sun Life Financial Indonesia is a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial. We offer a variety of products protection and wealth management, from life insurance, education insurance, health insurance, and retirement plans. Sun Life partners with leading financial institutions, both national and international, to serve multi-distribution channel strategies and provide wider access to our insurance solutions.

Sun Life Financial Indonesia has won several prestigious awards from 2019 – 2021 including:

  1. The 3rd Rank of The Best CEO 2020 from Majalah SWA
  2. Unit Link Terbaik 2021, yaitu Brilliance Xtra Progressive (Campuran Periode 3 Tahun), CSL Link Berimbang (Campuran Periode 7 Tahun), Salam Balanced Fund (Campuran Periode 10 Tahun) from Majalah Investor
  3. Indonesia’s Most Popular Digital Financial Brands (Millennials’ Choice) dari Iconomics
  4. The Outstanding Sharia Insurance Products in Supporting Families, Category: Sharia Business Unit of Life Insurance from
  5. Best Financial Performance for Insurance Company with Assets Between Rp10-15 Trillion dan TOP 5 Financial Performances for Insurance Company with Assets Below Rp500 Billion from 
  6. The 2nd Rank Insurance Companies pada Indonesia Best Companies in Creating Leaders from Within 2019 held by SWA Magazine
  7. Employer of The Year (Bronze Winner) held by Human Resources Excellence Awards 2019
  8. President Director of PT Sun Life Financial Indonesia, Elin Waty wins Most Admired CEO 2019: Excellent Leadership for Accelerating Business Performance from
  9. Indonesia’s Most Popular Digital Financial Brands (Millennials Choice) from Iconomics
  10. Best Leader for Business Sustainability Through Business Innovation – Effectiveness of Digital Acceleration Category Life Insurance with Asset 10-25T from 
  11. Gold Stevie Winner – Innovative Use of Technology in Human Resources from Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
  12. Elin Waty wins Indonesia Business Women of the Year 2020 from SWA Magazine
  13. The Most Innovative Insurance Companies in Indonesia 2020 from Iconomics
  14. Sun Life Indonesia awarded as Market Leader Life Insurance 2020 from Media Asuransi magazine
  15. Top 3 Best Digital Innovation Life Insurance from Thinknovatecomm – Pikiran Rakyat
  16. Unit Syariah Sun Life Indonesia awarded Sharia Life Insurance Unit with Gross Contribution Rp100 Billion Above – Excellent from Infobank magazine

About Sun Life

SLF Inc. is a leading international financial services provider company that provides a variety of insurance products, as well as wealth and asset management solutions, both for individuals and corporations. Sun Life has operated in a number of major markets throughout the world, namely Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2021, Sun Life had total assets under management of CAD1.36 trillion. For more information, please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. traded on the Toronto stock exchange (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE), with the SLF stock code.

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