Elevance Health, Cigna, and CVS Health have been recognized as climate leaders in the inaugural list of America’s Climate Leaders in 2023 by USA Today. These payers demonstrated a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint between 2019 and 2021. The evaluation criteria included emission reduction, intensity about revenue, participation in emission reduction programs, and total emissions. Their recognition highlights the healthcare industry’s role in addressing climate change and promoting environmental sustainability.
Elevance Health, Cigna, and CVS Health have been honored as America’s Climate Leaders in 2023, as unveiled in the inaugural list by USA Today in collaboration with Statista, released on May 23.
The ranking comprises 400 companies that demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability by significantly reducing their carbon footprint between 2019 and 2021. To qualify for inclusion, organizations needed to have generated more than $50 million in revenue in 2021.
The evaluation process considered various criteria, including the year-over-year reduction of emission intensity, emission intensity relative to annual revenue, the total amount of CO2 equivalents emitted by the company, overall emissions reduction, and participation in emission reduction programs.
Elevance Health, Cigna, and CVS Health have distinguished themselves by meeting these criteria and showcasing their dedication to environmental stewardship. As climate leaders, these companies have taken significant steps to mitigate their environmental impact and contribute to a sustainable future.
Their recognition on USA Today’s list emphasizes the importance of corporate responsibility and the pivotal role played by the healthcare sector in addressing climate change. These payers’ commitment to reducing their carbon footprint not only benefits the environment but also aligns with their mission of promoting health and well-being.
By being recognized as climate leaders, Elevance Health, Cigna, and CVS Health demonstrate their commitment to sustainable practices and inspire other organizations to follow suit. It is encouraging to see the healthcare industry taking proactive measures to address climate change and contribute to a greener, healthier planet.
Moving forward, it is crucial for businesses, including payers, to continue prioritizing environmental sustainability and seeking innovative solutions to reduce their carbon emissions. Through collective efforts and ongoing commitment, companies can make a substantial impact on the fight against climate change, creating a more resilient and sustainable future for generations to come.