• Home
  • Newsroom

Humana Strengthens Commitment to the Environment Through Participation in Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps

MBA student coming to Humana to focus on energy, cost efficiencies

Category:

Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:26 am EDT

Dateline:

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
HUM
US4448591028
"Our goal for EDF Climate Corps is to work with market leaders like Humana to cut costs and carbon emissions through energy efficiency."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that it will participate for the first time in the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Program, hosting an MBA student trained to identify energy efficiency opportunities at the company.

During the summer, an MBA candidate from The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business will research and develop detailed energy-efficiency investment and execution plans for Humana. These plans will strive to create net operating savings for the company and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

“We are thrilled to welcome a talented young business mind who will champion our commitment to the environment and help accelerate energy savings at the same time,” said Chuck Lambert, vice president, Associate & Business Services at Humana.

Energy use from commercial buildings accounts for 18 percent of U.S. pollutants. At Humana’s data centers, the MBA student will look to spot savings from traditional means of improving lighting, computer equipment and heating and cooling systems as well as from other innovative strategies. Entering its fourth year, EDF Climate Corps has identified opportunities to save $439 million in net operational costs over project lifetimes for leading companies.

“We are excited to have Humana as part of the EDF Climate Corps program for 2011,” said Victoria Mills, managing director at EDF. “Our goal for EDF Climate Corps is to work with market leaders like Humana to cut costs and carbon emissions through energy efficiency.”

Humana’s participation in the EDF Climate Corps program underscores the company’s overarching corporate social responsibility platform – Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy Performance – that looks to improve communities through social, environmental and governance-related programs.

Humana also recently announced that it earned the distinguished U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for its corporate headquarters building.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading consumer-focused health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of customers and consumers across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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 (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors)
  • Corporate Governance information

Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Marvin Hill, 502-476-0315
mhill1@humana.com
or
Humana Corporate Communications
Paul J. Gerrard, 502-580-2990
Chairman, Humana Corporate Social Responsibility Council
pgerrard@humana.com