Healthy Planet

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At Humana, we know that a strategic focus on environmental sustainability is critical to fulfilling our mission of helping people achieve lifelong well-being. Humana is a corporate leader in environmental responsibility, and we continuously look to operate in even more responsible and sustainable ways.

As a company, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint through ambitious goals we’ve set out to achieve by the end of 2017.

 

GOAL

STATUS THROUGH AUGUST 2017

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Five percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from 2013’s baseline emissions across our portfolio of owned and leased properties under vendor management

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Greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 0.6 percent from the 2013 baseline.


GOAL

STATUS THROUGH AUGUST 2017

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Five percent reduction in annual energy consumption from 2013’s baseline across our portfolio of owned and leased properties under vendor management

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Energy consumption has increased to 4.3 percent above the 2013 baseline.


GOAL

STATUS THROUGH AUGUST 2017

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Forty percent waste diversion rate of waste to landfills via reduction and recycling efforts at our portfolio sites where Humana and our vendors manage waste and recycling services

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The diversion rate has increased to 39.4 percent.

 

Since we initiated our goals in 2013, we’ve made significant progress while also experiencing plenty of challenges. Reducing our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 proved difficult. For instance, IT-related business transactions and operations increased our data center requirements; as a result, energy consumption increased.

We implemented an aggressive action plan for 2017 by focusing on key opportunities across the enterprise. With the help of associates, leaders, internal stakeholders and external partners, we’re closer to achieving our vision for a more sustainable Humana. From energy-efficient facility upgrades to associate-centered campaigns, we’re as committed as we’ve ever been and excited about what’s to come. The following activities are a snapshot of the ways we’re working to improve the health and well-being of our people and our planet.

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"Breathing easier in Louisville, KY"

 

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We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, but the journey is far from over. We continue to focus on the opportunities and challenges we see ahead. We are more committed to the environment than we ever have been, and we pledge to make our planet healthier, now and for future generations.

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