The DaVita Vision for Global Citizenship
Across the globe, in our dialysis centers and in our communities, teammates are showing their commitment to caring for our world through service projects, outreach initiatives, charitable contributions and a continued focus on sustainability.
Shiloh, DaVita teammate
Working Together for a Healthier World
Bridge of Life (BOL) is an international nonprofit founded by DaVita that supports medical missions in the U.S. and abroad. Working to strengthen health care globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease, BOL has completed 179 international medical missions in 30 countries and 310 domestic screenings and events with the support of more than 1,300 volunteers, impacting over 118,000 lives since its inception in 2006.
BOL celebrated new initiatives in 2018, including a first-ever mission to Irbid, Jordan, where DaVita teammates joined the Syrian American Medical Society to provide chronic disease screenings and prevention education to more than 1,000 displaced Syrian refugees.
“I could see the impact that our mission and our volunteers had on the men, women and children who came to our screening. Despite the safety they found in Jordan, the refugees struggle to make ends meet every day and to provide for their families. This mission provided them with basic health care services they no longer have access to. And it reminded them that there are still people in this world who care about their health and happiness.”
Dee, DaVita Nurse and BOL volunteer, Jordan, 2018
More than 570 riders participated in the 12th Tour DaVita, DaVita’s annual charity bike ride, which raised more than
$1.1 million to support BOL. To date, Tour DaVita has helped raise more than $11 million by riding more than 1 million miles.
DaVita Way of Giving empowers our clinical teammates throughout the U.S. to give back to nonprofits in their communities. Since 2011, teammates have directed donations of nearly $13.6 million through the program, including
$2.1 million in 2018.
The KT Community Foundation allocated $13,350 in funds to teammate-led community service projects in 2018, and $451,387 since the program’s inception.
DaVita Commits to 100% Renewable Energy
By 2022, DaVita will be 100 percent powered by renewable energy through development of a wind farm and a solar farm in Texas that will create as much clean energy as the amount of electricity we use to operate our U.S. centers every day.
All Things (Village) Green
Village Green, DaVita’s initiative to promote environmental sustainability, was created in 2007 with the goal of reducing our environmental impact, while educating patients and teammates on this impact and what they can do to help.
We are committed to integrating sustainability into best practices, engaging stakeholders in our decisions, implementing progressive green policies and procedures, and holding ourselves accountable with environmental metrics without sacrificing Service Excellence or clinical outcomes.
DaVita 2020 Environmental Goals
Below is an update on DaVita's 2020 Environmental Goals and progress. View the DaVita Environmental Policy.
*Sustainability data coverage (as a percent of kidney care operating locations):
Energy and carbon = 89%
Water = 59%
Solid waste = 61%
*Emissions from energy use and waste output for 2018 have been independently verified.