Sun Life Ireland has focused on Wellness in recent years, launching a dedicated programme in 2011 consisting of a 4 pillar strategy: Health & Well-Being, Wellness Education, Making Life Easier and Enabling Wellness. In addition to this programme, we host an annual dedicated Health & Well-Being week. Each year, the Waterford office invites local businesses to come onsite and provide demonstrations and health and immunity boosting initiatives. We also host a number of health talks with local health practictioners such as Dr. Mark Rowe on the topic of "New Understandings of Health." The dedicated week and overall calendar of events throughout the Wellness programme promises to capture the essence of wellness and encourage and educate employees so they can Live Life Brighter under the Sun!
As part of Sun Life’s overall healthy business initiatives, Sun Life Ireland promotes global programmes such as Teams for Health and the Wellness Ambassador network, all aimed at promoting wellness among Sun Life employees. In 2014, the Wellness Ambassador network was launched to recruit employees from all over the globe to join the Ambassador network for their location and share their passion for healthy living and work closely with their local HR team to promote wellness initiatives. Sun Life Ireland has 2 ambassadors now fulfilling this role. Also in 2014, the Teams for Health programme was launched to support teams of Sun Life Financial employees who are participating in health-related charitable fundraising events. It's fun to take part as an individual, and even more fun when you're part of a team. Good health and fitness are top priorities at Sun Life, with respect to both our employees and the communities in which we live and work.