UnitedHealth Group believes supporting human rights is core to advancing our mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. The basic principles of human rights align with our Core Values and our commitment to the highest standards of business practices and performance in all that we do.

Policy Statement

UnitedHealth Group is committed to advancing a company culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, innovation and growth, while upholding the highest ethical standards in the way we operate internally and externally. In keeping with the spirit of the United Nation’s Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (“UN Guiding Principles”) and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (“ILO Declaration”), UnitedHealth Group’s commitment extends to respecting the human rights of all those with whom we engage and employ.

Respecting the Human Rights of Our Employees

UnitedHealth Group follows all laws and regulations in the markets where we operate, including those addressing forced labor/modern slavery, minimum age for employment, minimum wage thresholds, work hours, pay equality, non-discrimination, anti-harassment, and freedom of association. We abide by all national laws, respecting international standards whenever feasible and implement company standards, if necessary.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities without discrimination, and are steadfast in our efforts to cultivate an optimally inclusive and diverse work environment for all. In support of our commitments, employees are required to attest to and abide by a Code of Conduct as well as our internal employee handbook, outlining expectations around Non-Discrimination, Non-Retaliation, and Sexual and Other Harassment. Globally, we adhere to similar protections consistent with applicable local and national laws. Our commitments are supported by robust resources and training on a variety of Inclusion and Diversity themes.

Our Expectations of our External Partners

UnitedHealth Group expects those we engage with to adhere to policies and practices regarding human rights consistent with our own as outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct included in standard vendor/supplier contracts and available publicly on our corporate website.

Our Commitment to the Communities

We Serve UnitedHealth Group strives to address global health care challenges by harnessing its capabilities to create measurable improvement on the most pressing and complex health challenges in local markets all over the world. Today, we provide a wide range of products and services to millions of health care consumers – both individuals and employers – across the United States and in more than 130 countries. Improving the health and well-being of these communities along with the health of the people we serve across the globe is fundamental to our mission of helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone.