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Humana Highlights Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals in Newly Released Corporate Social Responsibility Report


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 stewardship

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
and Healthy Performance. They include:

  • Goal 3: "Good Health and Well-being" aligns with Healthy People.
    The UN goal that calls for organizations to reduce deaths from chronic
    illness and cover essential health services echoes Humana's
    responsibility as a health services provider and purpose to help
    people achieve their best health.
  • Goal 12: "Responsible Consumption and Production" aligns with Healthy
    . The UN's call for sustainable consumption and
    production patterns is in line with Humana's environmental
    sustainability efforts.
  • Goal 8: "Decent Work and Economic Growth" aligns with Healthy
    . The goal that promotes inclusive and sustainable
    economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for
    all fits well with Humana's values-driven culture and focus on
    inclusion and diversity – creating work environments where everyone
    feels welcome and safe to be their true selves.

Humana's Accomplishments

Humana's alignment with the SDGs comes to life through the company's Healthy
, Healthy Planet and Healthy Performance CSR

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 Bold Goal is Humana's commitment to helping the communities it
    serves become 20 percent healthier by 2020. In 2017, four of the
    original seven Bold Goal communities (Knoxville, Tenn., Baton Rouge,
    La., New Orleans and San Antonio) demonstrated improved health as
    measured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy
    Days tool. This was due, in part, to strong relationships fostered
    among physicians, patients and community groups.

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.

  • Humana employees rallied around company environmental goals set in
    2014 and have since reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than six
    percent and diverted 40 percent of waste (that would have gone to
    landfills) by using less and recycling more.

Humana has also continued to pursue its goal to reduce energy
consumption, and just hit its target of a 5 percent reduction (compared
with a 2013 baseline) as of June 30, 2018 – thanks in part to
investments in building efficiency improvements, the optimization of
building occupancy rates, and new energy-efficient processes.

In 2018, Humana has set new environmental goals, including commitments

  • Decrease the company's greenhouse gas emissions by 2.1 percent each
    year (compared with 2017 emissions) over a five-year period – from
    2018 through 2022
  • Divert 60 percent of its waste from landfills by 2022

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

  • Humana increased the number of employee-led network resource groups
    (NRGs) to eight in 2017 by starting an NRG for employees living with
    disabilities. NRGs provide personal, experience-based forums for
    exchanging ideas, building community, and driving measurable business
    outcomes. Now, more than 25 percent of Humana's employee population
    participate in NRGs, and those who do report higher scores in the
    areas of purpose and belonging on the company's well-being index.

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:

  • Employees: Humana's
    100 Day Dash
    , an annual friendly walking competition for
    employees and their families, inspires participants to integrate more
    activity into their lives and get at least 10,000 steps each day.
  • Members: At a Humana Center in Mesa, Ariz., the Humana
    Charity Crafters
    group brings members together in support of
    local cancer patients and each other, as members establish strong
    social bonds.
  • Communities: Humana's
    Iora Primary Care partnership
    helps senior patients overcome
    barriers to health and helps improve the health of local communities
    one patient at a time.

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 PeopleHealthy Planet and Healthy
platform, read the 2016-2017
CSR Report

About Humana

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

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the
Investor Relations page of the company's web site at,
including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

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