Our reputation is one of our most valuable assets. We have earned this reputation over the course of 157 years by delivering quality products and services, and by adhering to the highest standards of business conduct. These standards include sound corporate governance policies to address the interests of our constituents.
An important principle of good governance is transparency. Therefore, we make our key corporate governance policies and practices publicly available on our website. The site, which can be accessed from Investor Relations on www.aetna.com, contains key information about our corporate governance in one simple, clear and easy-to-navigate location.
Those policies provide a framework for governance of the company consistent with shareholder and other constituent interests, and with the principles behind the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the New York Stock Exchange’s corporate governance rules. We believe that sharing our corporate governance principles with all of our key stakeholders will help ensure that our commitment to excellence, integrity and accountability is apparent to all.