The first ever UnitedHealth Group Sustainability Report

The first ever UnitedHealth Group Sustainability Report

UnitedHealth Group was consciously built with the restless mindset, adaptable capabilities, culture and the enduring human values to help lead in the development of the next-generation health system in a socially conscious way. Our culture, values and mission – helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone – align with our long-term strategy to develop the next-generation health system that increases access to care, makes care more affordable, enhances the care experience and improves health outcomes.

What sustainability means to UnitedHealth Group

The 325,000 employees of UnitedHealth Group, Optum and UnitedHealthcare are driven by a shared mission and are dedicated to leading in the development of the next-generation health system in a socially conscious way, one person, one health system at a time. We are dedicated to earning the opportunity to serve more people and driving distinctive shareholder and societal returns by focusing on the following objectives.

  • Leading in the development of the next-generation health system
  • Building and shaping the health workforce
  • Reducing costs and achieving better outcomes
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Responsible business practices
  • Environmental health

These objectives can’t be best achieved in solitude – developing interconnected solutions can help accomplish our goals and mission more efficiently. In developing a next-generation health system in a socially and economically conscious way, UnitedHealth Group is working to improve the health of our members and reduce the total cost of care by proactively identifying and managing conditions, transforming pharmacy care services to focus on the whole person, developing a smarter system with digital technologies and more.

Working with these initiatives, and more, are talented, experienced and diverse employees. The pursuit of diverse and knowledgeable employees and providers delivers unique opportunities to create and actively inclusive health care system – providing greater access to population-specific health care at a lower cost.

Finally, the environment plays a large role in the health of every community. To achieve our mission, we are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment, and actively promote environmentally responsible behavior by our company, employees and partners.

To find out more about how UnitedHealth Group is working to achieve its mission in a socially conscious way, download the 2019 Sustainability Report.