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Highlights: Corporate Social Responsibility

WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE THESE 2019 STORIES:

Volunteers at the Mohegan Sun Arena

Sponsorship, volunteers help MOM-n-PA provide dental care

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Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in Pittsburgh raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

Overview

Throughout the Highmark Health organization, there is a strong commitment to strengthening our communities. That includes the work of seven charitable foundations, extensive community giving and volunteering, a strong diversity and inclusion program, and successful, ongoing sustainability initiatives.

The seven charitable foundations affiliated with Highmark Health, including five Allegheny Health Network hospital foundations and Highmark Inc.'s two foundations, have long and proud histories of funding programs that improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for individuals in the communities we are privileged to serve.

Our foundations include:

Highmark Inc.

  • Highmark Caring Foundation
    Funded primarily by Highmark Inc., its sole member, the Highmark Caring Foundation supports the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families. More information at www.highmarkcaringplace.com.
  • Highmark Foundation
    With support from Highmark Inc., its sole member, the Highmark Foundation funds programs that promote the health and well-being of the communities served by Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. More information at www.highmarkfoundation.org.

Allegheny Health Network

  • Allegheny Health Network Charitable Foundations
    Alle-Kiski Medical Center Trust, Forbes Health Foundation, Saint Vincent Hospital Foundation for Health and Human Services, Suburban Health Foundation, and Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation support initiatives associated with their hospital facilities to better meet the needs of their communities. More information at supportahn.org.

In addition to our feature story and links about just a few of our many community programs, you can also read our Charitable Care & Community Giving Summary.

In addition to charitable giving, we also have a proud history of advancing diversity and inclusion in our workplace, community, and the markets we serve. For over 20 years, the organization has been a leader in elevating diverse leadership and talent, building an inclusive workforce, and bolstering opportunities for diverse suppliers. Highlights from 2019 include:

  • Launching the Advanced Leadership Initiative with Carnegie Mellon.
  • Launching the Pittsburgh Veteran Employer Coalition.
  • Earning "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" recognition with a perfect score of 100 points in the Corporate Equality Index for the third consecutive year (Highmark Inc.), with Highmark Delaware and Highmark West Virginia also scoring 100 points and making the list for the first time.

As stewards of the communities we serve, our organization also believes that we have a responsibility to manage resources in a sustainable way. Our top sustainability goals include:

  • Reducing energy and water consumption throughout our facilities.
  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for our major facilities. As of 2019, Highmark Health achieved annual certification for 80% of its owned administrative real estate, excluding patient-facing facilities. This includes the corporate headquarters.
  • Renovating, constructing, operating, and maintaining facilities in accordance with green and high-performance building practices.
  • Continuously educating our employees and members about how they can be environmental stewards at work and at home.

Highmark Health Plans provided over $17 million in grants and sponsorships in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.

Highmark Foundation provided nearly $3 million in funding in 2019 to support initiatives that educate and improve the overall well-being of the communities served by Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Allegheny Health Network provided nearly $1 million in funding in 2019 to support community health and economic development initiatives to improve the overall well-being of the communities served by Allegheny Health Network across its campuses.


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