Chairman, President, & Chief Executive Officer
As the leader in government-sponsored healthcare, we understand that our role in serving our members has never been more essential — particularly as we consider the impact of COVID-19 and pressing issues across the country. Centene holds a unique position to address the environmental, social, and health barriers that impact our most vulnerable populations. Supported by a culture of sound corporate governance, our commitment to the secure and responsible management of information and data remains strong.
Our progress toward improving healthcare access, quality, and affordability continued in 2020. To address the increased rate of infections and deaths from COVID-19 impacting communities of color, Centene and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) partnered to assess COVID-19’s impact on racial minorities and rural communities.
Additionally, the formation of the Centene Health Disparity Task Force provides an ongoing opportunity for us to engage national leaders as we work to narrow the gap of disparities in healthcare access among at-risk populations.
Diversity and inclusion is a top priority. Our workforce now represents over 71,000 employees, with 50% identifying as people of color and approximately 75% identifying as women.
-MICHAEL F. NEIDORFF, Chairman, President, & Chief Executive Officer
As a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact and an early signatory to the Ethical Principles in Health Care initiative created by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank, we have positioned our leaders to work with global partners to address ethical considerations in healthcare.
Additionally, as a participating member of the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, we have joined a global network of companies committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
This year, Centene announced plans to open our new East Coast Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the first phase of construction scheduled for completion in the second half of 2022. The new campus will be designed in line with the U.S. Green Building Council’s certification program for commercial buildings, and we’ve placed our campus environmental and sustainability strategy as a top priority, including plans to reduce material consumption, conserve water, and recycle waste.
We celebrate the diverse ideas and backgrounds that our employees bring to the workplace and value their contributions. Most importantly, we appreciate the employees who have voluntarily joined one of Centene’s five Employee Inclusion Groups to share their diverse perspectives.
Centene remains steadfast in following our code of conduct, corporate governance structure, commitment to compliance, and responsible data and information management. We are deeply dedicated to a broad group of members, community health partners, providers, and investors, as well as the communities we serve.