United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Through our Cigna Connects platform, we aim to connect and align our activities with the 17 aspirational global goals and 169 targets set forth in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), a blueprint for governments, businesses, and civil society organizations to address the most pressing environmental and social issues globally.

Among all SDGs, Goal 3 – focusing on “ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being” – provides the greatest opportunity for Cigna to contribute specific industry expertise and resources to drive meaningful progress. This focus was further sharpened by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also focused on opportunities to support other SDGs that are relevant to our business:

Goal Topic Programs, Actions and Investments
2 Zero Hunger 2 Zero Hunger

Healthier Kids for Our Future® Initiative

Employee Volunteerism and Giving

The Cigna Foundation

Community Investment

In support of SDG 2 – Zero Hunger, the Cigna Foundation awarded 79 grants totaling over $3.4 million to nonprofit organizations. Communities supported by these grants include Hartford, CT; Phoenix, AZ; St. Louis, MO; Denver, CO; and Memphis and Nashville, TN.

3 Good Health and Well-Being 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Value of Integration Study

Health Equity

Formula for Change

Quality and Access

COVID-19 Response

Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health

The Cigna Foundation

Community Investment

Cigna U.S. Loneliness Index

COVID-19 Global Impact Study

In support of SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being, the Cigna Foundation awarded 55 grants totaling nearly $4.7 million to nonprofit organizations. Communities supported by these grants include Atlanta, GA; Brooklyn, NY; West Hollywood, CA; and Mumbai, India.

5 Gender Equality 5 Gender Equality

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pay Equity at Cigna1

Pay Equity Commitment Statement

Supplier Diversity and Mentoring Program

Health Equity

United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles

Paradigm for Parity

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

The Cigna Foundation

In support of SDG 5 – Gender Equality, the Cigna Foundation provided 14 grants totaling over $1.1 million to nonprofit organizations. Communities supported by these grants include Charlotte, NC; Billings, MT; Philadelphia, PA; and Oklahoma City, OK.

6 Clean Water and Sanitation 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Environmental Policy Statement

Energy, Emissions, Water, and Waste

Sustainability Performance Plan

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Human Rights Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ethics, Integrity, and Human Rights

Supplier Code of Ethics

10 Reduced Inequalities 10 Reduced Inequalities

Health Equity

The Cigna Foundation

Community Investment

In support of SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities, the Cigna Foundation awarded 28 grants totaling nearly $1.1 million to nonprofit organizations. Communities supported by these grants include Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Roxbury, MA; Seattle, WA; and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

13 Climate Action 13 Climate Action

Environmental Policy Statement

Energy, Emissions, Water, and Waste

Sustainability Performance Plan

Community Resilience

You can learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs.

1Please refer to the “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Equitable Pay” section on pages 29 and 101-102 of Cigna’s 2021 Proxy Statement.