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DEFINITY FINANCIAL CORPORATION PUBLISHES INAUGURAL ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) REPORT ALONGSIDE PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT


WATERLOO, ON, May 16, 2022 /CNW/ - Definity Financial Corporation's ("Definity") (TSX: DFY) 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report is now available at https://www.definityfinancial.com/English/sustainability/default.aspx#reporting. This inaugural sustainability-focused report accompanies Definity's first Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report and 2021 Public Accountability Statement, which are each also available at https://www.definityfinancial.com/English/sustainability/default.aspx#reporting

"Our purpose is building a better world by helping our customers and communities adapt and thrive. This is an ongoing reminder of our responsibility to be a positive force for all of our stakeholders," said Rowan Saunders, President and CEO at Definity. "In an age of increasingly complex and interconnected challenges, we are building on our long-standing efforts to create positive impacts for our people, our communities and our environment. When it comes to our commitment to fulfilling our purpose, our ambition, and our promise of making insurance better, the good work highlighted in these reports represents an important step in the right direction."

Highlights from Definity Financial Corporation's 2021 ESG Report include:

OUR PEOPLE
OUR COMMUNITIES
OUR ENVIRONMENT
About Definity Financial Corporation

Definity Financial Corporation is the parent company to some of Canada's most long-standing and innovative multi-channel, property and casualty insurance companies and distributors, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance.

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws in Canada, which reflects Definity's current expectations regarding future events, including statements concerning the approaches to be taken by Definity in relation to operations and investments with a view to achieving net-zero emissions and the timing thereof; Definity's plans for future disclosure relating to risks and opportunities presented by climate change; Definity's leadership diversity goals; and Definity's future contributions to Definity Insurance Foundation.  Forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Definity's control.  These assumptions, risks and uncertainties are detailed in the "Cautionary Statements About Forward-Looking Information" sections in the 2021 ESG Report and the inaugural TCFD report. Actual results could differ materially from those projected herein.  Definity does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required under applicable securities laws.


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2 Listed equities and corporate bonds.

 

SOURCE Definity Financial Corporation


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