2012 Statement includes increased reporting detail and year-to-year comparable data
TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK:945 TORONTO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial has today released its 2012 Public Accountability Statement. The statement, which reviews Manulife's commitment to social responsibility, environmental sustainability, excellence in business conduct and corporate governance during the previous year, is now available for download at manulife.com. The 2012 Statement highlights the Company's continuing efforts in Canada, Asia and the United States to build stronger communities, promote health and wellness, support educational initiatives for young people and tomorrow's leaders, enhance environmental sustainability and harness the power of volunteering in the community. "Our company has a long, proud tradition of giving back to the communities where our employees, agents and customers live and work," says Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Financial. New in Manulife's 2012 Public Accountability Statement are increased details, context, and metrics that help quantify the impacts of Manulife's programs and initiatives, whether of an economic, social or environmental nature. Highlights from the 2012 Statement include: Economic Impact: Manulife is proud of the role that it is able to play in facilitating positive economic impacts in the communities where it operates by virtue of its day-to-day operations. Above and beyond these ongoing business activities, the Company engaged in a broad range of additional initiatives in 2012 which generated positive economic benefits in Canada, Asia and in the United States. Manulife believes in the importance of partnering with organizations which help to promote active, healthy lifestyles among its global customer base and which give back to the local community. The Company is proud of the significant economic impacts that arose through its sponsorship of events in 2012, such as the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and the Boston Marathon.