Humana Highlights Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals in Newly Released Corporate Social Responsibility Report
August 08, 2018 at 05:30 AM EDT
Humana among the first companies in U.S. health care industry to focus on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Report includes examples of how Humana is committed to international sustainability targets, detailing progress in health, inclusion and diversity, and environmental stewardshipDESCRIPTION:
LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, today released its 2016-2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. In the comprehensive report, Humana, for the first time, announces the company’s alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), becoming one of the first U.S. health insurers to commit to the international targets.
“While we have made significant impacts in the local communities we serve, we realize our responsibility as a leading healthcare company is to ensure that we’re operating our business in a sustainable way,” said Bruce D. Broussard, Humana’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Just as we approach member health holistically, our SDG commitments are an example of how we’re taking a big picture view of what it means to be a health and well-being company in the world today. At Humana, our focus on social responsibility is all about the investments we’re making to help people improve their health.”
The company conducted an analysis of its corporate responsibility efforts and commitments against the SDGs and identified three goals that align with the existing Humana CSR pillars: Healthy People, Healthy Planet and Healthy Performance. They include:
Humana’s alignment with the SDGs comes to life through the company’s Healthy People, Healthy Planet and Healthy Performance CSR platform.
The Healthy People pillar details Humana’s efforts to improve the health of its employees, its members, and the communities in which it operates.
The Healthy Planet pillar addresses Humana’s commitment to environmental sustainability, which correlates with the company’s journey to help people achieve lifelong well-being.
In 2018, Humana has set new environmental goals, including commitments to:
Healthy Performance is Humana’s commitment to excellence in business standards and practices. Humana is dedicated to implementing best practices in the healthcare industry by promoting inclusion and diversity in its workforce, supporting employees’ professional development through training programs and holding its suppliers to high standards.
To learn more about Humana initiatives that are improving health, view these newly created videos highlighting Humana’s efforts to improve the health of its:
The 2016-2017 CSR report content was collected and reported in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s most recognized standards for environmental, social and governance reporting. GRI is an independent international organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues.
To learn more about Humana’s accomplishments and new SDG commitments in alignment with the Healthy People, Healthy Planet and Healthy Performance platform, read the 2016-2017 CSR Report (humanacsr.com).
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
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