We’re excited about how partnering with individuals and organizations throughout our communities is making a real difference in people’s lives.
Since its founding in 1961, Humana has helped people live healthier lives. That continuing focus has led us to make significant strides in our sustainability work over the past decade. We strive to improve the health of our associates and the communities we serve – while running our company in an environmentally sustainable and ethical way – because we believe that when we focus on inspiring health, our business and communities thrive.
From organizing community well-being programs where 82 percent of participants reported an increase in their physical activity to partnering with KaBOOM! to build more than 50 multi-generational playgrounds across the country, we’ve taken a multi-faceted approach to improving people’s well-being. Recent efforts include partnering with the National Parks to encourage people to get outdoors and get active, and setting ambitious environmental goals that address consumption, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve made investments, such as installing more than 17,000 energy-efficient lamps and lighting fixtures – thus, reducing our overall energy consumption. Since 2013, we’ve increased our waste-diversion rate to 21 percent through single-stream recycling and decreasing consumption through programs like smart printing.
Our sustainability endeavors have evolved into a fully integrated effort to pursue our “healthy people, healthy planet, healthy business performance” goals. In fact, for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, Humana has received recognition as the health care industry leader (from RobecoSAM) as a result of our excellent corporate social responsibility performance.
In 2015, we established a bold goal of “improving the health of the communities we serve 20 percent by 2020 by making it easy for people to achieve their best health.” The commitment to that goal begins with our associates, or employees, and extends to the community at large. For associates with Humana since 2012:
The overall number of health risks per person has declined 9 percent, with 42 percent eliminating risks and improving their health.
We’ve seen 37 percent go from elevated blood pressure to normal levels, and 26 percent moved their elevated blood glucose to normal range.
We’ve cut the prevalence of pre-diabetes by 20 percent.
We’ve seen a 13 percent improvement in overall well-being, measured by our four dimensions of well-being: Purpose, Health, Belonging and Security.
We are working to complete our Humana associate bold goal by the end of 2017 — three years ahead of the 2020 goal for our member population. And this spring, we announced the considerable progress we’ve made improving health across the communities we serve. We’re excited about how partnering with individuals and organizations throughout these communities is making a real difference in people’s lives.