Environmental sustainability is a large part of Centene’s day-to-day business operations. We pursue opportunities to minimize our impact on the environment. From the energy-efficient buildings that house our operations to our enterprise-wide recycling initiatives, Centene cares about protecting our environment.
Enterprise wide, Centene has converted to Managed Print Services, resulting in secured and efficient printing that contributes to a reduction in paper use, solid waste, and energy consumption.
Our environmental consciousness is core to our culture as evidenced through the actions of our employees who engage in recycling efforts and volunteer opportunities such as planting gardens in the communities we serve, which not only is good for the environment, but also provides access to fresh, unprocessed foods that promote health and well-being.
St. Louis, MO
The campus of Centene’s global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, features two LEED Gold Certified buildings with more than 36,000 square feet of vegetated roof and over 3,000 square feet of native plantings. The rooftop green space reduces storm water runoff while decreasing energy consumption and reducing the heat island effect.
The connection between food, health, and the environment is evident.
Centene provides high-quality dining and catering services at several of its office locations across the U.S. Employees enjoy healthy meal selections for breakfast and lunch and delicious and nutritional catering options for meetings and special events.
- Centene's food service partner, Guckenheimer, sources food locally, in-season, and organically whenever possible.
- Each café uses a full line of eco-friendly plates and utensils, reusable or 100% compostable.
- Guckenheimer also uses eco-effective systems to convert waste into renewable resources, such as turning food scraps into compost for local farms and converting cooking oils and grease into biofuels. In 2017, Centene's corporate office in St. Louis composted an estimated 361,000 pounds with our food waste diversion program.
Centene’s 68-acre campus in the North Natomas region of Sacramento, California, will be LEED Silver Certified when it opens in 2021. The state-of-the art campus will feature Fitwel® offerings such as on-site fitness centers, yoga and spinning rooms, a campus courtyard, and nature paths. The campus also features on-site electric vehicle charging stations. An employee Transportation Services Management Plan will promote commuter options that reduce drive-alone travel and provide user-friendly access to alternative transportation modes such as bicycles.
Centene understands that health is driven by the conditions in which we were born, grow, live, work, and age. Sustainability forms a key part of our work in social responsibility. Find out more about our work in sustainability along with our other social responsibility focus areas.