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Humana Named No. 1 U.S. Health Care Company in Leading National Assessment of Corporate Sustainability Efforts

RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment reviewed performance of more than 2,100 companies as part of 2016 assessment

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:45 am EST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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"Our commitment to sustainable business practices is key to helping people improve their health, and we are honored to have been recognized by RobecoSAM once again in 2016"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has been named the Health Care Providers & Services Industry Leader and received “Gold Class distinction” from RobecoSAM in its 2016 Sustainability Yearbook – making this the third consecutive year Humana has achieved this status. RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing and the organization that evaluates companies for the highly respected Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, recognized Humana for its commitment to outstanding sustainability performance.

RobecoSAM defines sustainability as a company's capacity to prosper in a hyper-competitive and changing global business environment.

“Our commitment to sustainable business practices is key to helping people improve their health, and we are honored to have been recognized by RobecoSAM once again in 2016,” said Heidi Margulis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and leader of corporate responsibility efforts at Humana.

Humana is one of only 10 U.S. companies – and the only U.S. health insurer – to receive the Gold Class distinction for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavors. From Humana’s dedication to its bold goal of improving the health of the communities it serves 20 percent by 2020 to its commitment to an agile workforce and employees’ health and well-being, Humana brings its CSR strategy to life every day.

Each year, more than 3,000 of the world’s largest companies are invited to participate in the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. For each industry, the company with the highest score is named the RobecoSAM Industry Leader, and is considered to be the company within its industry “that is best prepared to seize the opportunities and manage the risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.” According to RobecoSAM, companies that anticipate and manage current and future economic, environmental and social opportunities and risks by focusing on quality, innovation and productivity will emerge as leaders that are more likely to create a competitive advantage and long-term stakeholder value.

Humana has received additional recent recognition from other organizations for its CSR efforts, including:

  • “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and scoring a perfect 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index
  • No. 25 ranking in the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings
  • Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability North American and World Indices for nine consecutive years
  • FTSE4GOOD Index Series constituency

Humana’s dream to help people achieve lifelong well-being powers the company’s commitment to CSR through the areas of Healthy People, Healthy Planet and Healthy Performance. To learn more about Humana’s CSR efforts, please read its CSR Report and visit www.humana.com/csr.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at 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
  • Corporate Governance information

Contact:

Humana Corporate Affairs
Jim Turner, 502-608-2897
jturner2@humana.com