Integrity in Human Rights and Labor
Cigna supports fundamental human rights. While national governments bear the primary responsibility for upholding human rights, our company practices and policies, including policies addressing equal employment, harassment avoidance, charitable contributions, anti-corruption, and workplace safety work to promote and protect human rights. We strive to conduct our business in a manner consistent with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s Fundamental Conventions.
We strive to be a responsible corporate citizen and create positive affects in the communities where we operate. Improving health is central to our business mission and is at the heart of most everything we do at Cigna. This includes improving the health of communities. The people of Cigna are making a difference in communities around the world through civic and philanthropic activities. Our charitable giving goals focus on contributions that reflect and magnify the positive affect of Cigna's mission to improve health. Through a focus on health equity, which is the pursuit of the elimination of health disparities, we strive to give individuals the best opportunity to achieve a healthier life. We work with non-profit partners and use the knowledge and expertise of Cigna’s professionals to help people overcome health disparity barriers related to factors such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, geography, or economics.
At Cigna, our 74,000 employees represent different cultures, beliefs, and values.1 We take an active, affirmative approach to ensure an appreciation of our individual and collective experiences, different ways of thinking, and diverse communication styles. Cigna is committed to treating every employee with respect and protecting their human rights. Cigna does not discriminate in hiring, promotions, salary, or any other terms or conditions of employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, veteran status, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, domestic partner status, genetic information, or citizenship status. We do not tolerate any form of harassment, whether verbal or physical, in the workplace. We abide by labor laws and regulations in the regions where we conduct business including those that address child labor, forced labor, right to unionize, and engage in collective bargaining, equal pay, and nondiscrimination in our workforce. We continually focus on the health and safety of our employees and their physical workplace conditions and make our health and safety policies and training available online for easy access for our employees.
Cigna Supply Chain Management functions coordinate the sourcing, contracting, and purchasing activities for goods and services as well as internal and external relationship management in order to provide, what we believe are, best-in-class procurement practices. We base these practices on 4 guiding principles: integrity, customer and market focus, team collaboration, and enterprise thinking. We have designed these practices to solicit competitive bids that obtain the best value when purchasing goods and services. In addition, Cigna’s standard supplier contract includes Cigna Policy Guidelines which contains our Supplier Code of Ethics (“Supplier Code”). Our Supplier Code addresses integrity in human rights and labor and describes our expectations in the areas of: community, child labor and forced labor, wages and working hours, health and safety, freedom of association and non-discrimination, and harassment prevention.