We believe in the connection between our health and the environment
At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts we know that the health of our associates, members and communities is intimately linked with the health of our environment. We’re continually adopting innovative, measurable ways to reduce our impact on the planet, support the well-being of our employees and members, and improve public health.
In 2017, we continued to make strides to meet our 2020 Sustainability Goals highlighted below. Since 2010, when we started tracking these measurements, we have reduced our electricity use by 37%, our waste sent to landfills by 20%, and our paper use by 54%.
Our approach to creating healthier environments
In 2015, we announced a new set of even more ambitious 2020 sustainability goals. Beyond seeking even deeper reductions in our emissions, waste and paper use, these goals expand into two new important areas: supporting more sustainable food and reducing harmful chemicals. We also commit to more actively improving the environmental health of our MA members and using our resources and brand to support local programs and policies that create healthier environments for all MA residents.
Our sustainability initiatives
If you are interested in learning more about our sustainability efforts or would like to partner with us, please contact:
Director, Sustainability & Environmental Health