Integrity—a Cigna corporate value
Building a culture of integrity in today's competitive business environment demands high standards in every area of our global operations. Cigna's commitment to healthy corporate governance practices is reflected in our independent Board, comprehensive governance policies and open communications.
Our Board of Directors
The Cigna Board of Directors focuses on areas important to our shareowners and other stakeholders such as succession planning, approval of Cigna's strategy and mission, risk management and executive compensation. All Board members are independent, non-employee directors, except David Cordani, Cigna's President & CEO.
Additionally, only independent directors serve on the Committees of the Board, which include the Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Corporate Governance Committee and People Resources Committee, which oversees executive compensation.
The Board of Directors and the Board Committees periodically review Board Practices with the goal of increasing effectiveness and maximizing shareholder value. Over the years, the practices have been modified and will continue to evolve as the Board maintains practices that are in the best interests of Cigna shareholders.
The Board of Directors approved the current Board Practices on October 20, 2010.
The Code of Ethics
Cigna's Code of Ethics forms the framework for our commitment to legal compliance, integrity and ethical conduct. It defines four basic ethical principles that guide our decisions and our actions:
- We will comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations
- We will avoid conflicts of interest
- We will protect Cigna's assets
- We will behave ethically
Download the Cigna Code of Ethics
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If you need to report an ethics violation or have any questions regarding a possible violation or conflict of interest, please visit our Ethics Reporting section.
Cigna's business practices demand strong financial controls, detailed plans and rigorous reviews. Standard operating procedures at Cigna include regular and appropriate reporting and an internal audit function. The General Auditor meets regularly with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Written complaints regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters may be addressed to:
General Auditor / Corporate Audit Department
Two Liberty Place, TL15D
1601 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19192, USA
All communications are treated confidentially, and persons may submit complaints anonymously.
Shareholders or other interested parties may contact an individual director, one or more of the Committee Chairs, or all of the non-employee directors by submitting an e-mail to Cigna's DirectorAccessMailbox@cigna.com or by writing to them at the following address:
Director Access Address
Office of the Corporate Secretary
Two Liberty Place, TL17A
1601 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19192
Cigna's 2012 Political Contributions and Lobbying Activity Report is available here.