Humana Announces Sustainability Goals

Humana Inc., one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States, announced new sustainability goals as a part of it’s third Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. Humana’s CSR platform highlights their continuing commitment to Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy Performance, and how they plan to enhance this commitment.

The new report details how Humana continues to assess and evaluate current CSR endeavors, and outline new ways to track the impact and progress of those endeavors.

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Humana recognizes that climate change will severely impact the planet, and therefore affects the health and well-being of the people whom Humana serves. Because of this, Humana has set a series of goals that it intends to reach by 2015:

–“Reduce annual energy consumption by 5%;

–Decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 5%; and

–Increase landfill diversion to 40% of the waste stream”

Humana will also create facility environmental and green standards, assess and track its largest suppliers’ sustainability efforts to share best practices, and find new ways to engage Humana employees in it’s CSR efforts. The report outlines volunteer opportunities to help Humana employees boost morale and engagement. ”

Humana’s continuing efforts to promote lifelong well-being include examples such as:

— Humana Helps, a program for people wanting to learn more about the
Affordable Care Act and how to get covered, with partners including
CVS/pharmacy and YMCA of the USA

— HumanaVitality, an incentive-based wellness and rewards program that
rewards healthy behaviors like preventative screenings, smoking cessation,
exercise, and blood donation

— Working with KaBOOM!, a nonprofit that helps to create safe and active
play spaces for America’s children, to build more than 50 playgrounds in
underserved neighborhoods by the end of 2014

— The Humana Legacy Program, a partnership of the Humana Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, to create an intergenerational
mentoring program that pairs adults 55+ with children.”

To read the official Humana report, go to http://www.companyspotlight.com/partner?cp_code=A591&isin=US4448591028

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140417-908143.html

 

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