Points of Light Names UnitedHealth Group Top Community-Minded Company
UnitedHealth Group has been named to The Civic 50 for the 10th consecutive year and honored for the fourth time as the sector leader for health care since the survey began in 2012. The Civic 50 is an annual initiative of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The organization recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States for their civic engagement and work to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
"Our opportunity to serve society has never been greater, and as a leading health care organization, we understand the important role we play in helping all people thrive. We are honored and humbled to receive this recognition, which is truly a testament to the efforts of each of our 330,000 team members who are helping to build healthier communities where they live and work, across the nation and around the world." – Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Our Commitment to Communities
UnitedHealth Group was recognized for its commitment to community-centered programs, partnerships and initiatives in 2020, including:
- COVID-19 Response
Leveraging clinical knowledge and expertise to help individuals affected by the pandemic, providing more than $100 million in support to make a meaningful difference in the fight against COVID-19.
- Advancing Health Equity
Working to advance health equity, address the systemic issues that cause disparities in health care, and close gaps in care for the nation’s most vulnerable populations, while building an internal culture of inclusivity and diversity.
- Rebuilding the Twin Cities
Partnering with nonprofit organizations and investing $10 million and 25,000 volunteer hours to help rebuild and restore Minneapolis-St. Paul communities affected by the civil unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd.
“Points of Light believes that corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities. We thank UnitedHealth Group for its investment in the communities where they live and work, and look forward to supporting them in leveraging their time, talent and assets to make transformational change.”
-Natalye Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Points of Light
About The Civic 50
The Civic 50 honorees are companies with operations in the United States and annual revenues of at least $1 billion, selected based on how they score across four categories: investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems, and impact measurement. The Civic 50 has set the standard for corporate civic engagement and acted as a benchmarking and best-practices-sharing tool for civic-minded companies participating in the initiative. True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value, administered the survey. The Civic 50 is in its 10th year and is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. More information about The Civic 50 and the 2021 honorees can be found at www.Civic50.org