DaVita HealthCare Partners Recognized as a Top Green Company in U.S. by Newsweek

DENVER, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, today announced that the company was recognized by Newsweek Green Rankings as a 2015 Top Green Company in the U.S. The company has appeared on the list every year the award program has run since 2009.

"Our teammates have a strong track record of creating a culture of sustainability," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. "We strive to be environmentally conscious."

In 2007, DaVita HealthCare Partners created its Village Green program to help steward resources and create protocols that aim to reduce the company's environmental footprint. Village Green offers robust educational opportunities and civil discourse for teammates to encourage a shared ownership of conservation efforts.

Village Green initiatives include:

  • Piloting a building-management system that optimizes air conditioning and heating in clinics to increase comfort and reduce energy use.
  • Recruiting 1,200 "green champions" who drive sustainability efforts in clinics and business offices across the nation.
  • Starting a water-optimization program that has helped the average clinic use 20 percent less water.
  • Launching a friendly competition between clinics and business offices to reduce paper usage.
  • Partnering with construction teams to build sustainable clinics that feature LED lighting, energy- and water-efficient equipment, and local materials.

For more information about DaVita HealthCare Partners' sustainability efforts, visit DaVita.com/CSR.

Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world's foremost corporate environmental rankings which assess the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly-traded companies globally on overall environmental performance. Based on research from Corporate Knights Capital, along with a "Green Revenue" score powered by HIP (Human Impact + Profit)  Investor Inc., the 2015 iteration of the project features eight indicators that are used to assess and measure the environmental performance of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. DaVita Kidney Care 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. As of March 31, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,197 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 174,000 patients. The company also operated 93 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2015 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 830,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

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DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

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