DaVita Sets Corporate Environmental Goals for U.S. Dialysis Operations
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 4, 2012-- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services that is committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company has chosen five corporate environmental goals for its U.S. operations to be achieved by the end of 2015.
DaVita’s U.S. environmental goals are guided by quantifiable 2011 year-end data and will be used to direct reduction in resource consumption and will help communicate DaVita’s dedication toward becoming a leader in sustainable health care.
“The environmental goals we set are aggressive, but we believe they are attainable,” said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita®. “Setting far-reaching goals can often create an environment of true innovation, and sometimes that is when we are able to make the biggest impact.”
By the end of 2015, DaVita is committed to:
- Reduce energy consumption by 15 percent per treatment
- Reduce office paper consumption by 20 percent and operate paperless clinics
- Reduce water consumption by 10 percent per treatment
- Increase environmentally preferable procurement by 15 percent
- Increase teammate awareness/education by implementing one new program a year
More than 3,000 DaVita teammates across the country, from both the clinical and corporate levels, voted to choose the company’s environmental goals.
DaVita Village Green™ is DaVita’s corporate sustainability program that promotes conservation, stewardship and sustainability at offices and facilities across the nation to decrease the company’s environmental footprint wherever possible.
DaVita and DaVita Village Green are trademarks or registered trademark of DaVita Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVitastrives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,841 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 145,000 patients. The company also operated 15 outpatient dialysis centers located in three countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit www.davita.com.
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