At DaVita, we know that true dedication to health care includes caring for the health of our planet and local communities. In 2022, we continued to build on our strong foundation of environmental and social commitments with a range of voluntary initiatives.
Net Zero Commitment
DaVita joined the White House and HHS health care sector commitment to net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050.
An Energy Milestone: 100% Renewable in the U.S.
In 2022 we achieved our 100% renewable energy goal for our U.S. locations for the entire year by utilizing two power purchase agreements. Our agreements to purchase energy from wind and solar farms match the amount of electricity we use in our U.S. operations.
Achieving the First of our Verified, Science-Based Climate Goals
A review by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) verifies our climate targets are in line with the scale of reductions required to keep global warming from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels. To meet these ambitious commitments, ambitious commitments, we're continually improving the energy efficiency of our clinics and sourcing renewable energy.
We are proud that we have achieved our first science-based target focused on our Scope 1 & 2 emissions three years earlier than an accelerated target of 2025. Initially we set this goal to be completed by 2030.
We completed 380+ LED lighting retrofits projects in 2022
100% of our U.S. operations are now powered by renewable energy via our virtual power purchase agreements
2,500+ centers with LED lighting to date
2,290+ centers with smart building controls to date
Net Zero Commitments
We joined the White House and HHS health care sector commitment to net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050.
We also built our first-ever net zero dialysis clinic, which features all-electric systems and solar panels on the rooftop and parking lot. Learn more about our net zero clinic here.
Water is an important input to the dialysis process and we are committed to being good stewards of this resource. Our continued focus on water reduction throughout our operations includes a water optimization and Top Water Users targeted reduction program.
Through these initiatives, we saved more than 65 million gallons of water in 2022.
Our Community Care ESG Report aligns with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), a leading authority on environmental reporting. Details on our 2025 goal progress to date, supporting data, and scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions can be found here.
Collaborating with The American Diabetes Association
We continued our support for the American Diabetes Association (ADA):
Awarded 1,600 ADA Professional memberships to DaVita patient care technicians and nurses to network and learn leading practices on diabetes management
Launched an interactive digital experience to help those living with diabetes prevent and manage kidney disease
Jointly published two diabetes and CKD-friendly cookbooks
Collaborated on Kidney Disease Awareness Month and American Diabetes Awareness Month on educational activities
For more information visit diabetes.org/kidney
The DaVita Giving Foundation
The DaVita Giving Foundation is a national, impact-driven foundation focused on health care, social determinants of health and kidney disease. In alignment with our core values and larger ESG goals, the DaVita Giving Foundation is yet another way we work to extend the reach of our positive influence on human health.
In 2022, the Foundation awarded a $1.4 million grant to the Food is Medicine Coalition to provide medically tailored meals to people with food insecurity and medical nutrition needs, including individuals living with end stage kidney disease.
Volunteering: Teammates in Action
At multiple touchpoints throughout the year, DaVita teammates gave back by volunteering to help causes aligned to DaVita’s work and mission.
DaVita dietitians volunteered to review kidney-friendly recipes to share with ADA’s online community
Teammates lent their skills in the fight to stop diabetes and kidney disease through awareness, prevention and management activities
In celebration of the 150th National Arbor Day, worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to coordinate four tree-planting and distribution events around the country.
More than 26,900 hours volunteered by DaVita teammates in 2022
Minority Lending Initiative
In 2021, we made a $15 million Transformational Deposit into HOPE Credit Union, which provides banking services and loans to underserved communities. In 2022, we continued our investment with HOPE, which supports home and small business ownership for thousands of residents historically lacking financial service access in the southeastern United States. We also donate back the interest earned on the deposit back to HOPE to further support its impact lending.
Bridge of Life
Bridge of Life, an independent 501(c)(3) public charity founded by DaVita Inc., is an international nonprofit organization working to strengthen healthcare globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease. Bridge of Life works to empower local staff, community health workers and patients through training and education to make sustainable changes to healthcare.
Improved dialysis treatment and care for more than 800 new dialysis patients in four countries.
Placed 21 AV fistulas for 21 children in Guatemala resulting in safer treatment and improved quality of life.
Trained more than 160 community health workers in five countries to screen more than 4,000 people and provide ongoing support and education to more than 900 individuals identified with hypertension, diabetes or CKD.
Launched a new program to provide home dialysis treatment for children in Guatemala that increases quality of life and eligibility for a kidney transplant.
Bridge of Life and DaVita Poland teammates assisted hospitals and clinics in Ukraine with securing dialysis supplies. DaVita also provided dialysis treatments to Ukrainian patients crossing the border as a result of the war.
Read more about the impactful work of Bridge of Life here.
For more information on our 2022 corporate citizenship initiatives, please visit our ESG Reporting Hub or download our full Community Care ESG Report. Unless otherwise indicated, the data included in this report is as of December 31, 2022 for the Company’s consolidated operations.