Anthem, Inc. Recognized as Leader in Corporate Sustainability on Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today was named to the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a recognition of the company’s commitment to creating a better healthcare future by supporting strong communities, equal opportunities and a healthier environment for all. Anthem is recognized on the DJSI as a Health Care Providers & Services company. The DJSI represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance. The DJSI is published annually by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, a sustainable asset management firm.
“At Anthem, we strive to simplify healthcare and improve the lives of those we serve,” said Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem, Inc. “We are proud to be included on the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for our work to empower communities, improve the sustainability of our business, operate with integrity, and advance an inclusive workplace. Corporate responsibility is integral to our success as a company. While we are pleased to be recognized for the work we are doing today, we are focused on making an even greater impact and creating a healthier future for all Americans and the world around us.”
Anthem’s recent achievements towards building a healthier and more sustainable future include:Adopting the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards which help organizations understand and communicate their impact on critical environmental and social issues. Achieving a 22% reduction in Anthem’s greenhouse gas footprint since baseline 2013, a 34% reduction in water use since baseline 2013 and 55% recycling of ongoing office waste from landfills in 2017. Increasing certified diverse spend to $510 million with businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, service-disabled veterans, the LGBT community and people with disabilities through our supplier diversity program. Investing a significant amount in human capital development, averaging 25.5 hours of training and development per employee in 2017. Supporting community health initiatives, together with the Anthem Foundation, including behavioral health and substance use disorder interventions; cancer care, maternal and child health; and immunizations.
Learn more about Anthem’s commitment to corporate responsibility including its environmental, social and governance reporting in accordance with GRI Guidelines at http://www.anthemcorporateresponsibility.com/.
More information about the Dow Jones Sustainability Index can be found at http://www.sustainability-indices.com/.
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform healthcare with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With over 73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including nearly 40 million within its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit www.antheminc.com/companies.
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