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.

Summit Bistro at Centene PlazaCentene's Bistro Cafés offer a full range of nutritional meal options that support human health and sustainable high performance, from the farm to the fork.

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. 

Charlotte, NC

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Centene has announced plans for a new East Coast headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Construction of the facility will occur in multiple phases with completion of the first phase scheduled for 2022 and the second phase of construction beginning in 2024. The new campus follows the WELL building standard, complementing its sustainability-driven designations, by focusing on the health and wellness of its occupants in addition to the environment. The program highlights indoor air and water quality, healthy nourishment options, exposure to natural light, promotion of physical activity and active living, improved ventilation system design and control, and other environmentally friendly and health-friendly practices.

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.