UnitedHealth Group Inc.

11/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2021 11:39

Press Release

The latest announcements are a part of UnitedHealth Group's multi-dimensional approach to minimizing our environmental impact.

In September, CEO Andrew Witty agreed to co-chair the National Academy of Medicine's Climate Collaborative, a public-private partnership seeking to meaningfully reduce the carbon footprint of the U.S. health care system, which represents 8.5% of U.S. emissions.

As a company, we are working to reduce our carbon emissions through business and operational innovations, like sustainable packaging to ship prescriptions, which will eliminate 5 million pounds of waste each year.

UnitedHealth Group has long recognized the environment is a key part of what makes the communities in which we live and work sustainable, viable and healthy, and we are committed to doing our part to minimize our impact. Learn more about our broader sustainability efforts in our 2020 Sustainability Report.