Environmental Policy

Anthem’s company-wide environmental policy, strategy and goals are overseen by the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. The Sustainability Council, led by Anthem’s director of sustainability, is responsible for establishing our strategy and reporting on environmental sustainability initiatives. Our leadership endorses this policy. Anthem is committed to continually improving the environmental impact of our operations and business activities.

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Environmental Regulations. Comply with relevant environmental regulations in markets in which we operate.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with Science Based Targets through energy-efficiency initiatives and the procurement of renewable energy.

Energy and Water Use. Reduce our energy and water use through efficiency initiatives.

Waste Management. Promote waste management best practices across our sites to maximize diversion from landfill/incineration and reduce overall waste.

Alternative Transportation. Reduce our greenhouse gas footprint by promoting the use of low-carbon modes of commuting (ride sharing, public transportation and biking) by our associates.

Healthy, Sustainable Workplaces. Ensure certified healthy, sustainable workplaces for all major renovations and new construction at Anthem.

Data Transparency. Disclose key environmental performance indicators on an annual basis via our corporate responsibility website and at the request of third parties, including CDP.

Long-term Goals. Reduce our scope I and II greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 30 percent by 2020 (2013 baseline). Reduce our office water intensity by 30% reduction by 2020 (2013 baseline). Achieve a corporate recycling rate of 65 percent by 2020.

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria. Survey, score and benchmark the top 200 supply chain partners for ESG performance. Engage with partners scoring below average to promote continuous improvement.

Paper Stewardship. Focus on source-reduction opportunities via paperless technology initiatives and employee, provider and consumer engagement strategies. Require major paper suppliers to document the sustainability of fiber sources and production techniques through credible, independent third-party certification programs.