Company included in The Civic 50 rankings every year since initiative began
Ranking recognizes UnitedHealth Group’s commitment to helping build healthier communities
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was recognized today as an industry leader by The Civic 50, an initiative from Points of Light that highlights companies that improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
The company ranked first in the health care industry for the third year in a row, and has been included in the rankings every year since The Civic 50 initiative began in 2012.
“This recognition reflects the commitment of our people to serving others,” said Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group. “They embrace our mission to help people live healthier lives and bring that mission to life in communities around the world every day through their work, their giving and their volunteerism.”
Through community-centered programs and initiatives, UnitedHealth Group focuses on fostering partnerships that serve people who are most in need, helping employees give back and providing actionable data to drive important discussions. Three UnitedHealth Group efforts highlighted this year include:
“Since 2012, we have seen a notable shift in the results from the survey in a direction that speaks to the commitment of American companies to connect values of community service and civic engagement to the culture and operating practices of their businesses,” said Jennifer Lawson, executive director of the Corporate Institute at Points of Light.
The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities, and was developed in partnership with a high-profile working group of researchers and industry thought leaders. As a result of this collaborative process, the initiative reflects leading insight and thinking about how corporations can and should connect with communities in a twenty-first century economy. The findings are determined by an annual survey and compiled for a report to create a roadmap for companies seeking to best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.