Humana Inc. (ticker: HUM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
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Humana Named Healthcare Industry's Top Corporate Citizen and Recognized for Economic, Social and Environmental Performance
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Now listed on Dow Jones Sustainability Index and CRO's 100 Best
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2007--Humana Inc. (NYSE:
HUM) has been recognized by two independent organizations for its
corporate sustainability efforts. The honors come from the prestigious
Dow Jones Sustainability US Index and Corporate Responsibility Officer
The "CRO's 10 Best" was published in mid-October. CRO and IW
Financial evaluated U.S. publicly traded companies using eight
categories: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Employee
Relations, Corporate Governance, Lobbying, Philanthropy and Financial.
The category rankings were then averaged to determine the "10 Best"
for each industry, according to information received from CRO
Humana ranked second overall in the financial category behind Bank
of America Corp. but ahead of any other health benefits company.
Humana's overall rankings were led higher by its number-one ranking in
Corporate Governance. According to the magazine, Humana received the
top ranking because "Humana conducts annual elections for all board
seats, and no directors serve on more than four boards."
The Dow Jones Sustainability World index includes the global
sustainability leaders by industry sector as identified by SAM
Indexes' annual assessment. The assessment examines corporate
economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such
as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change,
supply chain standards, and labor practices.
One of only 99 U.S. companies in the Index, Humana has taken an
important step toward becoming an industry leader in many areas
surrounding the issue of corporate sustainability.
"Being part of such an elite group is a validation of our efforts
to place Humana in the top tier of companies that regard corporate
sustainability as a key differentiator for our stakeholders, business
partners and our associates," said Mike McCallister, Humana's
president and chief executive officer. "Increasingly, publicly traded
companies like Humana are being measured not only in economic terms
but in how well the company and its associates address social and
environmental issues. Our efforts are a good beginning, but much more
needs to be done."
Through its philanthropic arm, The Humana Foundation, Humana has
continued its decades of providing support in the communities in which
its associates live and work. The Foundation recently unveiled its
Humana Volunteer Network through which Humana associates can find
volunteer opportunities in their communities. The Foundation also
recently launched a signature health literacy initiative, called
Wellness Information Zone, in Atlanta with plans to expand to eight
additional cities by the end of next year.
Humana is also making strides toward environmental sustainability,
announcing this summer a partnership with the federal ENERGY STAR(R)
program which gives the company access to sophisticated tools to
measure its carbon emissions and use of natural resources.
Earlier this year, Humana's Chicago office building received a
silver rating for commercial interiors from the U.S. Green Building
Council. In Louisville, Humana and the city's transit system have
entered into a multi-year agreement by which Humana associates can
ride the public transit system at no cost. And Humana has also
launched a bike program that allows associates to check out bicycles
in downtown Louisville that promotes health, environmental
conservation and sustainability.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the
nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with
approximately 11.3 million medical members. Humana offers a
diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related
services - through traditional and consumer-choice plans - to employer
groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.
Over its 46-year history, Humana has consistently seized
opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a
leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower
costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via
the Investor Relations page of the company's web site at
http://www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders;
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
- Most recent investor conference presentations;
- Quarterly earnings news releases;
- Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
- Calendar of events (includes upcoming earnings conference call
dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research
analysts and institutional investors);
- Corporate Governance Information.
Dick Brown, 502-580-3683
SOURCE: Humana Inc.