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Humana Sets Three-Year Goal For Carbon Footprint Reduction

At White House event with President Obama, Humana announces goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by five (5) percent through 2017

Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:30 pm EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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HUM
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"As part of Humana’s Corporate Social Responsibility endeavors, we’ve been focused for several years now on Healthy Planet initiatives intended to reduce energy and emissions"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today participated in an event at the White House during which several large federal contractors announced commitments to reduce their carbon footprints in 2015 and beyond. Humana announced its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by five (5) percent through 2017, from a 2013 baseline.

“As part of Humana’s Corporate Social Responsibility endeavors, we’ve been focused for several years now on Healthy Planet initiatives intended to reduce energy and emissions,” said Tim Huval, Humana’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “We recognize the impact greenhouse gas emissions have on our global climate, and our associates at Humana are deeply committed to doing everything we can to reduce the company’s environmental impact.”

Humana previously set and achieved goals related to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, in 2011-2012. During that period, the company reduced its energy consumption by eight (8) percent, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by three (3) percent. In 2014, Humana announced a second generation of environmental goals focused on key owned and leased worksites, with a target date of the end of 2015. Today’s announcement represents a two-year extension of Humana’s work to continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Humana’s facilities – owned and leased – represent one of the company’s biggest opportunities to reduce emissions,” Huval said. “Humana is continuing to invest in capital projects intended to reduce energy consumption and emissions, such as improvements at our data centers, adopting LED lighting standards, and exploring renewable energy options. Our associates also play a critical role in helping us achieve a healthier planet.”

In recent years, Humana has been recognized by multiple third-party organizations for its overall Corporate Social Responsibility success and Healthy People - Healthy Planet - Healthy Performance CSR platform. During the past year, Humana achieved its highest-ever placement in the Newsweek Green Rankings, received its highest-ever ranking on the Carbon Disclosure Project Leadership Index, and was named sector leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the second consecutive year.

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.

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Humana Inc.
Corporate Affairs:
Jim Turner, 502-580-3221
jturner2@humana.com