Healthy Planet

Healthy Performance

Since Humana's inception in 1961, some things have remained constant: our commitment to ethical practices, our pursuit of excellence, and our belief in our power to make a difference for our members, customers, associates, stakeholders and communities.

Standards of excellence

At Humana, we are dedicated to ensuring that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our associates, the communities we serve, and our planet. We consider our suppliers an extension of our company. Humana's Standards of Excellence outline our expectations of how our suppliers conduct business, and reflect our dedication to Healthy People, Healthy Planet and Healthy Performance.

Visit our Standards of Excellence page for more information.


Humana has had a formalized ethics code since 1995 and a commitment to ethics since its founding in 1961.

Today, associates complete ethics training when they join the company — and every year thereafter. They receive an ethics manual written by associates for associates and they have 24-hour access to the Ethics Help Line should questions or concerns arise.

Humana Government Business is a signatory member to the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct, a voluntary, nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure that its members conduct business with the highest degree of integrity and honesty, while meeting special compliance risks established in contracting with the Department of Defense.

For more information on Humana's ethics or a copy of Humana's Ethics Every Day, see Humana's Corporate Governance website.

Talent Development

At Humana, we have a noble purpose: Lifelong well-being for everyone. But our dream of lifelong well-being is not simply a statement or a goal. It is a movement. Visit our Careers page to learn how you could be a part of our journey.

Awards and recognition

Humana is honored to have received several awards for our products, services and business practices. Many of these awards recognize our commitment to helping people live healthier lives while running our business in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible way.

Visit our recognition page to view our recent awards and recognition received.

Inclusion & Diversity

At Humana, we see diversity as the reality of the world we live in, and inclusion is what we hope to achieve with it.

We strive to create an inclusive culture. Inclusion enables us to create a meaningful work environment where our associates feel welcome and safe to be their true selves. Through Humana’s inclusive environment, we support and encourage our people to maximize their potential.

We see diversity within our own organization as a business imperative. It is the abundance of experiences and perceptions — the unique characteristics, backgrounds, and beliefs of our associates — that drive the innovative and strategic thinking which gives Humana our competitive edge in a diverse marketplace. Humana embraces the diversity of the communities we serve, and we reflect that in our commitment to our people.

Learn more about how we are moving forward in the workplace, marketplace, and community in our Inclusion & Diversity Annual Report (1.33 Mb)

Network Resource Groups

Humana’s Network Resource Groups, also called NRGs, are drivers for innovation and hubs for community. We are proud to have seven NRGs, all with unique strategies with a common goal: to cultivate diversity and thrive together as one. NRGs are voluntary and open to all associates, regardless of personal affiliation. Learn more about our NRGs in our Inclusion & Diversity Annual Report (1.33 Mb)

Black Achievers

Humana shares the dream that everyone should have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The Black Achievers program helps young African-Americans develop a positive sense of self and set high educational and career goals. Humana contributions include:

  • Participating in Louisville's Chestnut Street YMCA Black Achievers Program since its inception in 1980, and more recently began working with Cincinnati’s YMCA Black & Latino Achievers Program.
  • Awarding yearly scholarships and summer employment to Black Achievers youth.
  • Serving as mentors and role models for youth participants through partnerships with Humana adult Black Achievers.

Project BUILD (Businesses United in Leadership Development)

This annual program, sponsored by the Lincoln Foundation, introduces high school juniors and seniors to the world of business by allowing them to visit local corporations to listen and learn from business professionals. Discussion topics include:
  • Understanding diversity in the world around you
  • What is a historically black college and university and is it worth it
  • Business etiquette in the workplace
  • Developing an action plan for your future

Along with these discussion topics, Humana interns from the INROADS/Black Achiever Internship program participate in a panel to answer questions from the Project BUILD students. The INROADS and Black Achievers students share their experiences in college and in their summer internships at Humana. Humana hosts 15-20 Project BUILD students each year. In addition, the Humana Foundation has consistently supported the Lincoln Foundation since 1982.