BLOOMFIELD, Conn., 15 May, 2019 - Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named global health service company Cigna to its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies in the United States.
Cigna's corporate responsibility platform, Cigna Connects is focused on three key areas: health and well-being, environment, and inclusive and responsible business. Within each area, the company applies global health services expertise, resources and innovative thinking to help solve complex challenges. These focus areas are interrelated, mutually reinforcing and aligned with stakeholder expectations.
“Cigna Connects focuses on making powerful connections that positively impact the health of people, communities and the environment, and supports our company mission to improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve,” said Mary Tullis Engvall, senior director of corporate responsibility at Cigna. “We are proud to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the fifth consecutive year.”
To learn more about Cigna’s environmental, social and governance initiatives and performance, view the annual Cigna Connects CR Report here.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 134 total corporate disclosure and performance factors in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights and stakeholders and society.
100 Best Corporate Citizens rank the Russell 1000 Index and research is conducted by ISS-ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. There is no fee for companies to be assessed.
To compile this ranking, information is obtained from publicly available resources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Companies have the option to verify data collected for the ranking at no cost.
“U.S. corporate leadership matters more than ever to drive progress on environmental and social topics like climate change,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, which publishes CR Magazine. “CR Magazine is proud to celebrate 20 years of advancing ESG transparency and performance through the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Each year, we measure the increasingly competitive progress of brands on ESG topics. Transparency and public commitments make corporate responsibility and sustainability programs stronger. We congratulate those honored on this year’s ranking for their commitment to the triple bottom line.”
For access to the complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2019 ranking, visit: www.triplepundit.com
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, Express Scripts companies or their affiliates. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance.
Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 160 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.
About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the ranking, every company in the Russell 1000 is ranked according to on 134 ESG factors, emphasizing transparency and performance.
About Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine
3BL Media produces and publishes CR Magazine for CEO interviews, practitioner resources, our annual ranking of U.S. companies and Responsible CEO of the Year awards. 3BL also produces 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, our annual summit where corporate leaders share their ‘why’ and ‘how’ of sustainable business – held Oct. 29-30, 2019, at MGM National Harbor, outside Washington.
About 3BL Media
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