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Supplier Diversity Program

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Cigna has made a strong commitment to leveraging diversity in all aspects of our business, including the recruitment and retention of human resources, the multi-cultural marketing of our products and engagement of a diverse supplier base. As a global health service company, Cigna's mission is to improve the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve by making health care simple, affordable, and predictable. Supplier diversity expands and enhances our corporate relationships and experiences, and contributes to our ability to better understand and serve our broad spectrum of customers. Our program is designed to engage the very best suppliers including those who share our commitment to integrity, quality, and efficiency and continue to support Cigna's purchasing needs. Supplier diversity is an integral part of that equation.

Why is supplier diversity important?

Cigna believes the success of minority- and women-owned businesses and other under-represented suppliers adds to our success and to that of the communities we serve. Minority- and women-owned and other diverse businesses are often in neighborhoods that benefit greatly from the commerce and employment opportunities the businesses provide. By partnering with these suppliers, we can foster the growth of these businesses while ensuring the long-term growth of Cigna. They can provide the best combination of total cost, quality and service, which ultimately provides a healthy competition and level playing field for all potential and existing suppliers.

A strong commitment to supplier diversity

Cigna has a long history with Supplier Diversity with deep roots that date back to the 1970s. We are a corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and Disability:IN. These organizations provide a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disability-owned businesses and other diverse suppliers. It is our goal to continue to cultivate these alliances to ensure an equal opportunity for all companies who want to do business with Cigna.

In 2016 Cigna launched its Cigna Supplier Mentor Protégé’ Program (CSMPP). CSMPP is an 18-month program. Participants in the program are diverse suppliers who are paired with Cigna executives to develop strategies to strengthen and expand their businesses. Throughout the 18 months, protégés have one-on-one monthly meetings with their dedicated mentor and once each quarter protégés attend onsite forums to learn about industry best practices from subject matter experts. Cigna is very proud of the program and is committed to the goal of helping protégé companies grow their businesses so they can continue to contribute to their local communities.

Cigna's Supplier Diversity program recognizes the following diverse-owned business classifications:

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (SDVBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-owned Business Enterprise (LGBT)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (SDB)
  • Disability-owned Business Enterprise (DIS)
  • Small Business Association Business Development Program (SBA-8a)
  • Historically underutilized zones (HubZone)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  • Program that supports hiring the disabled (AbilityOne – JWOD)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)

For more information regarding our Supplier Diversity Program, please contact us at To become a member of the Supplier Diversity Program, please register through the Supplier Diversity Portal.

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