The health and safety of our patients and teammates is our top priority. We are keeping a close eye on this situation and reinforcing the extensive infection control practices already in place to protect them. Please watch an important video and find resources on this page.
Helping Improve Lives Across the Globe
Bridge of Life (BOL) is an international nonprofit founded by DaVita that works to strengthen health care globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease. BOL strives to empower local staff, community health workers and patients through training and education to make sustainable changes to health care.
“I came to Ghana with so many different ideals, but I am a changed person. BOL gave me an outlet to explore the real [health care] issues and struggles that exist at a grassroots level [across the globe], and they do so by immersing each person into the real facets of the community. I have shifted my judgments and reservations on so many things, and I can attribute this to BOL.”
—Sheela, DaVita teammate
More than 540 people rode in the 13th annual Tour DaVita, DaVita's charity bike ride, and helped raise $1.2 million to benefit BOL. To date, Tour DaVita has helped generate more than $12 million to raise awareness of kidney disease and bring vital health services to people all over the world.
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 over $15.7 million through the program, including over $2.1 million in 2019. In support of healthy communities, DaVita Way of Giving will expand its support in 2020 to include three national organizations that align with DaVita’s giving pillars: The American Diabetes Association, Reach Out and Read and The Arbor Day Foundation.
The coverage of the social indicators represented in this report is greater than 75% of business operations.
participating chronically ill children in SeriousFun Kids' Camps
lives impacted through BOL lifesaving dialysis treatment or chronic disease prevention services
international medical missions
clinicians and community health workers trained on kidney disease treatment and prevention
total BOL volunteers
Keeping Our Village Green
Created in 2007, Village Green is DaVita’s initiative to promote environmental sustainability in our centers and offices around the world. Its goal is to reduce our environmental impact while educating teammates and patients about what they can do to help.
2019 Earth Day Village Service Day Impact
bags of trash collected
miles of beach cleaned up
environmental projects across 7 countries
trees and plants planted
Through Village Service Days, teammates can plan and execute service projects for local nonprofits. DaVita teammates, friends and family have contributed more than 161,000 volunteer hours since 2014, including special Village Green Village Service Days celebrating Earth Day.
Committed to Sustainability
See DaVita’s Environmental Policy here.
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By 2022, we aim to be 100% powered by renewable energy across our 2,700 North American locations, which is equivalent to 625,000 megawatt hours of electricity.
DaVita was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices on this year’s DJSI World Index after being analyzed for our performance in regards to environmental, social and governance practices.
For the sixth year in a row, DaVita’s World Headquarters participated in Denver’s Bike to Work Day. More than 230 teammates pedaled their way to work, and DaVita placed No. 1 in Denver for highest participation among the large business category.
2,700 locations were evaluated for Water Optimization and Default Flow Rate water projects.
DaVita's second headquarter building received LEED Platinum certification, achieving a LEED Platinum campus in downtown Denver and exceeding our 2020 Environmental Goal of being at least LEED Silver.
Teammate engagement in DaVita’s sustainability programs is at an all-time high: More than 1,500 teammates are Green Champions who implement sustainability initiatives at their center or business office.
In 2019, we retrofitted 210 of our locations with high-efficiency LED lighting.
Since 2015, DaVita has diverted more than 621,500 pounds of electronic waste from the landfill. This is equal to the weight of 48 elephants.
Since 2016, DaVita has donated more than 39,000 meals through food waste recovery initiatives to a local Denver homeless shelter.
2020 Environmental Goals
Supply Chain Sustainability
Conducting annual sustainability reviews with our national vendors, or Village Service Providers, is a publicly stated 2020 Environmental Goal designed to drive innovation and reduce our carbon footprint. DaVita continually looks for ways to increase efficiency and decrease waste in our supply chain.
100% of office paper contains at least 30% recycled content.
95% of thermometers have been switched from single-use disposable to multi-use infrared.
DaVita is piloting a program to reduce packaging waste by increasing the number of gloves per box from 500 to 1,000.