MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 2020 in the Health Care Equipment and Services Industry Group. It is the 22nd consecutive year that UnitedHealth Group has been named to the indices, beginning in 1999 when the rankings were established.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices track the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. They provide stakeholders, including investors, insight into corporate sustainability practices considered critical for generating long-term societal and shareholder value.
Within the Health Care Equipment and Services Industry Group, UnitedHealth Group ranked in the 96th percentile overall, up 1 point from last year. It ranked in the 90th percentile or above in 12 of the 22 assessed categories.
“Sustainability is at the center of our ongoing efforts to lead in the development of a next-generation health system in a socially conscious way,” said Cory Alexander, UnitedHealth Group executive vice president of Corporate Affairs. “Our long-standing commitment to sustainability is enabled by our passionate team members, mission-driven culture, dedication to responsible business practices, and commitment to improve the health of the environment. We are tremendously honored to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the 22nd consecutive year.”
To learn more about UnitedHealth Group’s sustainability initiatives, read the company’s first ever Sustainability 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 3,500 listed companies around the world to report annually on their sustainability practices.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. 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.