The Power of Connections
Cigna Connects, our approach to corporate responsibility, aligns with our mission by making powerful connections that positively impact the health of people, communities and the environment. Through Cigna Connects we aim to serve as a catalyst of action and a convener of stakeholders who, together, can make a difference around critical health topics.
"By connecting our mission and actions to our commitment to corporate responsibility, we are able to leverage our unique expertise and resources to add value to society and our stakeholders."
About This Report
Cigna's 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report describes our strategically aligned approach to corporate responsibility–called Cigna Connects–and shares facts, figures, and stories that demonstrate how we work to create shared value for Cigna and society by applying our unique resources. Providing an up-close look at our environmental, social and governance programs, priorities, and performance, the sections of this report correspond with Cigna's corporate responsibility strategic focus areas. A common thread through this report is Cigna's focus on creating a more sustainable health care system and how we bring our expertise and resources to work towards creating a healthier environment and removing barriers to achieving one's best health.
Scope–Data and information is reported for calendar year 2018. The scope of the report includes our global operations. Please note that Cigna's acquisition of Express Scripts was completed during the final days of 2018. While outside the boundary of this 2018 report, we will be reporting on our combined companies as a singular entity for calendar year 2019.
This report covers calendar year 2018, excluding data and information related to Express Scripts Holding Company, unless otherwise noted, and contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are based on Cigna's current expectations and projections about future trends, events, and uncertainties. You may identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "may," "should," "will," or other words or expressions of similar meaning, although not all forward-looking statements contain such terms. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made, are not guarantees of future performance or results, and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict or quantify. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including those described in Cigna's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and Cigna's other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, available on the Investor Relations section of www.cigna.com. Cigna undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. The characterization of items identified throughout this report as "material" should not be construed as a statement by Cigna that the item is material for purposes of U.S. securities laws.
Disclaimer: The report covers calendar year 2018 and unless otherwise noted, excludes the combination with Express Scripts, which closed on December 20, 2018.