UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has been named to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI NA) and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI W).
UnitedHealth Group was recognized as among the leading companies worldwide for economic, environmental and social excellence and sustainability performance. The company ranked among the highest of its peers in the Health Care Providers & Services sector for corporate citizenship and philanthropy, corporate governance, operational eco-efficiency, and codes of conduct and compliance.
“We are honored to be recognized for the work UnitedHealth Group does every day to pursue sustainable business practices supporting the company’s mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health care system work better for everyone,” said Cory Alexander, executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group. “We are privileged to serve the health benefits and services needs of millions of consumers, physicians and other care providers, employers, government and other benefit sponsors.”
The DJSI World Index is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social factors. UnitedHealth Group now has been included in the DJSI for 17 consecutive years, since the indices were established in 1999. To learn more about UnitedHealth Group’s sustainability initiatives, visit the company’s 2014 Business Social Responsibility Report.
About the Indices
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an international investment firm focused exclusively on sustainability investing. RobecoSAM invites more than 3,000 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, to report annually on their sustainability practices.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.