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UnitedHealth Group Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World Indices for 18th Consecutive Year
- Recognized as one of the leading companies worldwide in sustainability for economic, environmental and social factors that support business value and long-term financial performance
- UnitedHealth Group named to the indices each year since rankings were established in 1999
- Ranked among highest in the Health Care Providers & Services sector for corporate citizenship and philanthropy, corporate governance, operational eco-efficiency and codes of business conduct
MINNETONKA, Minn. (Sep. 19, 2016) — UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has been named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI NA) and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI W) for the 18th consecutive year.
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UnitedHealth Group was recognized as among the leading companies worldwide for economic, environmental and social sustainability performance that supports business value and long-term financial performance. The company ranked among the highest of its peers in the Health Care Providers & Services sector, increasing from the 97th percentile to the 98th percentile. The company ranked in the 90th percentile or above in 12 of 19 individual categories in the Health Care Providers & Services sector including corporate citizenship and philanthropy, corporate governance, operational eco-efficiency, service to patients and codes of business conduct.
"Our company's mission – to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone – supports the well-being of millions of people. We are committed to advancing sustainable business practices that enhance both the value of our work and the health of the people we serve," said Cory Alexander, executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group.
The DJSI World Index is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social factors. UnitedHealth Group now has been included in the DJSI for
18 consecutive years, since the indices were established in 1999. To learn more about UnitedHealth Group's sustainability initiatives, visit the company's 2015 Business Social Responsibility Report.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an international investment firm focused exclusively on sustainability investing. RobecoSAM invites more than 3,000 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, to report annually on their sustainability practices.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.