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 global plan for action for the next decade.

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. We are also focused on opportunities to support other SDGs that are relevant to our business:

Goal Topic Programs, Actions and Investments
Hunger

Healthier Kids for Our Future

Employee Volunteerism and Giving

Energy, Emissions, Water, and Waste

Cigna Foundation

Community Investment

  • Blessings in a Backpack — Providing U.S. school children with weekend nutrition.
  • Feeding Children Everywhere — Addressing affordability head-on by providing families with a box of groceries delivered directly to their home at no cost.
  • Healing Meals Community Foundation — Enhancing a 12-week program designed for low-income individuals that now includes cooking, nutrition, and wellness classes, as well as healthy groceries and recipes.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix — Providing healthy meals and nutrition education.
  • Brighter Bites — Expanding fresh produce distribution and nutrition education to schools in six states.
  • DC Central Kitchen — Offering a holistic, neighborhood-based approach that empowers children and families to access nutritious, affordable food and make healthy choices.
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine — Connecting youth and families to healthy food.
  • Green Village Initiative — Cultivating well-being and self-sufficiency through school gardens and urban farming.
  • Houston Area Food Bank — Using a health navigation tool to end food insecurity.
  • Kitchen on the Street — Delivering healthy meals to low-income students.
  • Lemoyne Community Center — Providing at-risk youth with a healthy snack and full nutritious dinner four days a week during the school year through their afterschool program.
  • Memphis Leadership Foundation — Enhancing the summer food program.
  • Mid-South Area Food Bank — Creating a school food pantry and providing nutritional items via a backpack program.
  • Near North Health Service Corporation — Enrolling low-income infants and toddlers in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services at their daycare locations.
  • PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics — Educating providers to connect pediatric patients to local community food resources.
  • Perspectives — Improving low-income and homeless children’s access to nutritious food, increasing healthy food consumption and behaviors, and supporting student learning.
  • Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County — Providing clients with food insecurity screening and assistance referrals in addition to connecting them to food assistance services and intensive nutrition support.
  • Social and Health Research Center — Increasing the availability of fresh produce and educating preschoolers and their cafeteria attendants on fresh produce consumption.
  • St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance — Increasing the number of low-income children receiving healthy food assistance and delivering food to them in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • The Little Bit Foundation — Creating shop-and-grow markets in two low-income schools in St. Louis, MO.
Health and Well-Being

Go. Know. Take Control® Campaign

Value of Integration Study

Health Equity

Formula for Change

Quality and Access

Protection and Support of Cigna Customers during COVID-19

Opioids and Mental Health

Cigna Foundation

Community Investment

  • Bright Star Community Outreach — Creating a trauma helpline to address the devastating effects of trauma and violence in Chicago’s Bronzeville Community.
  • The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, Inc. — Implementing youth mental health first aid in the Greater Hartford Area.
  • La Clinica del Pueblo — Funding a peer-based obesity, diabetes, and cardio-vascular prevention program for low-income, immigrant Latinos.
  • Appalachian Miles for Smiles — Providing basic dental care and eye examinations at no cost to the uninsured and underserved residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
  • Siloam Health — Targeting the faith congregations of Bhutanese, Burmese, Egyptian, and Hispanic communities in Nashville, TN to provide them with part-time community health workers.
  • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital — Supporting prenatal opioid exposed infants via a care coordination service and outpatient clinic and addressing the medical, developmental, and emotional needs during the first five years of the child’s life.
  • Memphis Fire Department — Assisting the expansion of a pilot mobile van program responding to non-emergency calls.
  • Mount Sinai — Supporting an adolescent peer education intervention to prevent diabetes.
  • Peer Health Exchange — Empowering young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions.
  • Shatterproof — Removing the stigma associated with substance abuse.
  • Vickery Meadows Clinic — Navigating immigrant and refugees residents of the Vickery Meadows apartment complex in Dallas, TX to clinical services at the local clinic.
  • Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic — Educating Hispanic pediatric asthmatic patients and their families to take control of their disease.
  • Connecticut Community for Addition and Recovery — Adding a Peer Recovery Coach in the emergency department to provide support, resources, and continued care (to the OD patient).
  • Catholic Housing and Community Services — Providing culturally appropriate wellness services to Latino seniors with diabetes.
  • LevelUp Kids — Providing basic dental care to children in low-income schools.
  • Urban Peak — Providing behavioral health services to homeless youth.
  • University of North Texas at Dallas — Educating community members in Mental Health First Aid.
  • ChildHaven — Providing developmental screenings and referrals to early intervention and trauma treatment services for children from birth to age 5 in a hospital setting.
  • YMCA of Seattle — Teaching youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems how to successfully transition to society through behavioral health programs.
  • Houston Health Foundation — Managing diabetes in the Latino community.
  • Baptist Children's Hospital — Providing free tele-medical care for all eligible children living in South Miami.
  • Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative — Raising behavioral health awareness and building resiliency modalities specifically targeted to firefighters prevent burnout, PTSD, and suicidal ideation among firefighters.
  • Arogya World — Empowering people in India to eat right and reduce the prevalence of diabetes in their country.
  • Metro Drug Coalition — Using a certified peer recovery coaching model of intervention to help those with substance disorders achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  • Brown University — Treating and preventing opioid overdose through emergency room peer support services.
  • City Square — Using community health workers to close the gap in behavioral health services in low-income neighborhoods.
Gender Equality

Diversity and Inclusion

Pay Equity at Cigna1

Supplier Diversity and Mentoring Program

United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles

Paradigm for Parity

Cigna Foundation

  • Girls on the Run — Helping girls pursue their dreams through interactive games and running.
  • Rush University Medical Center — Partnering with African American/Black women to adopt healthier habits that contribute to active and healthy lifestyles.
  • University of Miami — Providing resources to Haitian women to help reduce higher incidence of cervical cancer in the Little Haiti Neighborhood of Miami.
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center — Implementing a community health worker model to improve breastfeeding rates among low-income women.
  • March of Dimes — Supporting an innovative model of group prenatal care to improve health outcomes.
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County — Reducing the incidence of low birth weight in babies born to African American/Black mothers.
Water

Environmental Policy Statement

Energy, Emissions, Water, and Waste

Sustainability Performance Plan

Community Resilience

Inclusive Growth

Human Rights Statement

Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics, Integrity, and Human Rights

Supplier Code of Ethics

Reduced Inequalities

Health Equity

Cigna Foundation

Community Investment

  • MedStar Washington Hospital — Offering free colon cancer testing kits to African American/Black residents of Washington, DC.
  • New York Botanical Gardens — Advancing research focused on the use of herbal remedies by Caribbean and Latino populations in New York City.
  • Novant Health — Lowering the incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in minority communities through a 12-week program.
  • St. Vincent Healthcare — Providing programming to identify and reduce health disparities focusing on improving health among American Indian patients.
  • Hispanic Services Council — Creating opportunities for Latinos to take control of their health and the health of their community.
  • Lurie’s Children Hospital — Providing comprehensive health care to at-risk youth.
  • Saint Louis Children’s Hospital — Using a mobile van to provide comprehensive asthma management and education while also guiding families through complex health and social service systems.
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County — Designing a groundbreaking mental health initiative to create a more effective system of mental health care for children, teens, and young adults in Orange County, CA.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America— Offering free and confidential support to veterans and family members by identifying transitional challenges and obtaining the resources necessary to meet their goals.
  • University of Southern California (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work — Tailored support for veterans pursuing a Master’s in Social Work (MSW).
  • Children’s Mercy — Assisting with a culturally and language-appropriate coaching program for behavioral health providers serving Hispanic and Latino individuals.
  • Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis — Improving health and well-being of children and youth by promoting physical fitness, outdoor gardening activities, and healthy eating habits.
  • Snake River Community Clinic — Increasing access to health care, behavioral care services, and medication in seven counties encompassing Southeast Washington and North Central, ID.
  • Chester County Literacy Council — Providing free colon cancer screening to and promoting awareness among African Americans/Blacks in Chester County, SC.
  • Baptist Health Care Foundation — Improving patient health behaviors and chronic disease self-management through faith-based community health navigator intervention and support.
  • Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Clinic — Coordinating with community health workers to improve pregnancy, newborn, and early childhood health outcomes for Central Oklahoma American Indians.
  • Flagstaff Shelter Services — Promoting the integration of local housing, physical health, and behavioral health services to improve outcomes among individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • The Color of Autism — Providing training and support to caregivers and families in underserved communities.
  • Veterans Recovery Resources — Enhancing well-being and active, life-long recovery from substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress, and other major health issues for veterans.
  • Zufall Health Center — Conducting community health worker outreach to homeless individuals with the goal of referring them to primary care doctors, housing, food, and other vital resources.
  • Jessie Trice Community Health System – Focusing on early identification of chronic disease and substance use risks through the use of community health workers and onsite screenings.
  • United States Virgin Islands – Utilizing community health workers to address chronic disease prevention.
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 here.

1Please refer to the “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion and Equitable Pay” section on page 28 of Cigna’s 2020 Proxy Statement.