INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) was named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The recognition acknowledges Anthem’s dedication to improving the lives of the people in the communities it serves, continually improving the sustainability of its business and providing equal opportunities for all. The DJSI, which represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability, is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance. This marks the second consecutive year Anthem’s leadership in sustainability has been recognized by DJSI.
"At Anthem, our vision is to be the most innovative, valuable and inclusive partner in addressing the challenges facing healthcare today. We are honored to have this work acknowledged by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, " said Gail K. Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem, Inc. “This recognition is only possible because of our more than 60,000 associates and their commitment to making a meaningful, long-term impact in the communities where we live and work.”
Anthem's recent achievements toward building a healthier and more sustainable future include:
- Together with the Anthem Foundation, promoting an inherent commitment to enhancing the health and overall well-being of individuals and families in communities around the nation. With $40 million of active community programming in place, the Foundation is focused on addressing social drivers of health, including food insecurity, housing, transportation and education. With more than 76,000 volunteer hours, Anthem and the Anthem Foundation associates are committed to making a positive difference where they both work and live.
- Committing to sourcing 100% of the electricity we use with wind and solar energy by 2025, and joining the RE100, a global initiative bringing together influential businesses focused on renewable energy.
- Continuing to implement programs that make healthcare more accessible and affordable. Examples include the creation of Anthem’s new pharmacy benefits provider, IngenioRx, and expanding our value based care programs.
- Reaffirming Anthem’s commitment to its associates and local communities by signing the Business Roundtable’s newest Statement on Purpose of a Corporation, signed by 181 CEOs who commit to leading their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.
Learn more about Anthem's commitment to corporate responsibility including its environmental, social and governance reporting in accordance with GRI Guidelines at http://www.anthemcorporateresponsibility.com/.
More information about the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, published annually by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, can be found at http://www.sustainability-indices.com/.
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is a leading health benefits company dedicated to improving lives and communities, and making healthcare simpler. Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 78 million people, including over 40 million within its family of health plans. We aim to be the most innovative, valuable and inclusive partner. For more information, please visit www.antheminc.com or follow @AnthemInc on Twitter.