Annual report highlights a dedicated approach to sustainability and new $100 million initiative to diversify the health workforce
UnitedHealth Group 2021 Sustainability Report Includes New Health Equity and Environmental Health Commitments
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today released its 2021 Sustainability Report detailing the company’s ongoing commitment to helping meet the needs of those it serves, including customers, employees, shareholders and society broadly.
“This year’s report demonstrates how UnitedHealth Group is helping to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve through the work carried out each day by our 350,000 team members,” said Patricia L. Lewis, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer, UnitedHealth Group. “As a leading health care organization, we recognize there is more work to be done. We continue to prioritize our responsibility to help advance sustainability efforts through community partnerships and systemwide collaboration — working together to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.”
Sustainability is an integral part of UnitedHealth Group’s business strategy, culture and mission as it works to ensure the health care system works better for everyone — both now and in the future. The report includes several new long-term initiatives focusing on advancing health equity and improving environmental health.
Advancing health equity:
Additionally, the report includes progress on three long-term commitments to expand access to care, improve health care affordability and achieve better health outcomes. In service of those commitments, in 2021:
The company’s 2021 report also expands UnitedHealth Group’s reporting of sustainability performance by aligning disclosures to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). It focuses on efforts across UnitedHealth Group’s two businesses, Optum and UnitedHealthcare, to advance key priorities, including:
To view or download the complete report, go to sustainability.uhg.com.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a health care and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone through two distinct and complementary businesses. Optum delivers care aided by technology and data, empowering people, partners and providers with the guidance and tools they need to achieve better health. UnitedHealthcare offers a full range of health benefits, enabling affordable coverage, simplifying the health care experience and delivering access to high-quality care. Visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com and follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.
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