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Cigna - Franklin Lakes

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Cigna- Franklin Lakes
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Business Description: 
Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind for those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health.
Contact Person: 
Joe Williams
 Corporate Real Estate - Senior Project Manager/Sustainability
Business Location: 
Cigna Franklin Lakes
100 Parsons Pond Road
07417 Franklin Lakes , NJ
United States
41° 1' 21.9216" N, 74° 10' 42.438" W
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Renewal Date: 
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Cigna sells or donates all unwanted office furniture and sends all broken or obsolete electronics to asset recovery.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Cigna is committed to recycling and reducing waste at its facilities. At the Franklin Lakes location, we recycle the following: • Cardboard • Office Paper is securely shredded and recycled • Food preparation to clean up is composted
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Food Waste
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Description of Action: 
At its Franklin Lakes location, Cigna has a full-service cafeteria that seats approximately 500, and serves 8,000 meals per week. To reduce waste, we have purchased additional dining trays and silverware and encourage employees to use these instead of one time use food containers and utensils. Food Waste from preparation to clean-up is incorporate into a recycling program within the Cafeteria and additional receptacles are placed in Pantries supporting this initiative. The food waste program has amounted to a reduction in 120 tons of solid waste annually from the landfill a result of the food waste to compost program.
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
All janitorial staff utilizes a Green cleaning program where green cleaning products used at the Franklin Lakes location are certified green cleaners.
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Cigna utilizes a building management system and space temperature schedules to control the HVAC systems, building alarms and other critical systems within its facility. This along with installation of VFD’s on all large motors helps to ensure that the facility is maximizing the efficiency of its equipment reducing energy usage. Cigna is also committed to upgrading its Franklin Lakes facility to energy efficient lighting, in recent years we have done the following capital improvements: • Incorporated 50% LED lighting in all newly renovated floors • Replaced all roadway and parking lot lights with LED lights, which are operated by software to ensure maximum efficiency. • Installed motion sensors in all pantries, copy rooms and janitorial areas • Changed building standard temperature from 72 -74 degrees F to 70 - 72 degrees F in winter and 74 -76 degrees F in summer. The total result of these efforts is an offset to electrical demand by an estimated 5% for lighting and 10% for heating annually ($300,000.00).
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Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
Cigna’s Franklin Lakes, New Jersey site is home to a large, rooftop solar array that is anticipated to generate 1.2M kWh of power annually. This clean form of power generation will replace 876 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
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Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
Bathroom fixtures (faucets, urinals and toilets) as part of space renovations we utilize hands free technology to reduce water consumption.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
In 2016, Cigna donated 85 acres of passive and active recreational parkland to the Borough of Franklin Lakes, creating Parson Pond Park. The donation included a childcare facility with capacity for 250 children, a recreation center with 2 baseball fields, tennis and handball courts and 2 full size basketball courts to be used as part of the new public park. There is also a decommissioned sewer treatment plant now used to house the landscaping contractor’s grounds maintenance/snow removal equipment and material storage. The property is now a designated Green Acres site, meaning it cannot be developed. Measurable Benefit 85 acres of preserved land
Description of Action: 
Cigna has an established Critical Equipment Protocol Program in place which includes a Preventative Maintenance, Auditing, and IR Scanning Program to ensure maximum efficiencies and uptime for the lifecycle of our buildings and critical equipment while providing our employees with a safe and healthy work environment.
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Member Since: 
Monday, June 26, 2017