Cigna Becomes First U.S. Health Insurer to Sign UN Global Compact; Announces Key Milestones in Second Annual CR Report

  • Cigna commits to Compact’s 10 principles on human rights, labor,
    environment, corruption
  • Report presents impact of 2014 Environmental, Social, Governance
  • Progressing toward 2017 environmental targets
  • New grant program focuses on improving health equity

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the release today of its 2014 Cigna Connects Corporate
Responsibility (CR) Report
, global health service leader Cigna
(NYSE:CI) announced it recently became a signatory of the United Nations
(UN) Global Compact – committing to the Compact’s 10 principles on human
rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Cigna is the first U.S.
health insurance company to join the Compact:

In supporting the UN Global Compact, Cigna is carrying on the proud
tradition started by its Belgium-based business that serves
international organizations (previously known as Vanbreda
International), which had been a signatory of the UN Global Compact
since 2006. The UN Global Compact was founded in 2000 by former UN
Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

“Cigna is committed to serving as a catalyst for positive change in our
communities around the world,” said Cigna President and CEO David M.
Cordani. “The principles of the UN Global Compact, along with the
corporate responsibility policies and priorities we’ve detailed in our
latest Corporate Responsibility report, embody this commitment.”

Cigna’s annual CR Report, available online at,
offers an up-close look at the company’s ESG policies and priorities.
The report describes Cigna’s strategically aligned approach to corporate
responsibility, called Cigna Connects, and shares facts, figures and
stories that demonstrate how Cigna works to create shared value for
Cigna and society by applying its unique resources. The report
communicates Cigna’s leadership in creating a more sustainable health
care system and demonstrates how Cigna’s non-financial performance
aligns with its mission, supports its core businesses, and creates
benefits for stakeholders.

“Cigna’s mission is to help improve the health, well-being and sense of
security of those we serve. Earning their trust, and the trust of others
we partner with, is essential to our ability to live up to this mission.
We embrace and integrate responsible business practices and corporate
citizenship into our work each and every day, all around the world,”
Cordani said.

The report highlights the company’s 2014 ESG accomplishments, including:

  • Making progress in meeting 2017 environmental targets by monitoring
    emissions performance and making capital investments to support
    emission reductions targets;
  • Launching a new Cigna Foundation World of Difference grant program
    focused on innovative projects creating health equity;
  • Training 2,138 Cigna staff trained in Cultural Competency program;
  • Ensuring 100 percent of new and existing employees trained in Cigna’s
    Code of Ethics and affirmed their adherence to the Code;
  • Being named to 2015 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate
  • Scoring 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human
    Rights Campaign for the third consecutive year in a row.

These actions and more are described in the CR
page of Cigna’s 2014 CR report.

Cigna’s CR report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting
Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The GRI is the
most widely used framework for voluntary, non-financial reporting.

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About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company
dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense
of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or
through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life
Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna
Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include
an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental,
behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other
related products including group life, accident and disability
insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and
jurisdictions, and has more than 89 million customer relationships
throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to
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