DaVita is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities. From our own backyard in Colorado to other countries, our teammates participate in a number of local service projects, outreach initiatives, charitable contributions and sustainability efforts that positively impact a growing number of lives.
Created in 2007, Village Green is DaVita’s initiative to promote environmental sustainability in our dialysis centers and offices around the world. Since then, we’ve made progress on our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint and educating our teammates and patients on what they can do to help.
Our 2025 climate targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative
100% of our U.S. operations are now powered by renewable energy via our virtual power purchase agreements
750+ clinics received energy-efficient upgrades with LED lighting or building management systems
100% Renewable Energy
We reached a big milestone in 2021 when the Prospero II solar farm became operational, helping us achieve our 100% renewable energy goal for our U.S. locations. DaVita’s agreements to purchase energy from wind and solar farm developments are expected to create as much clean energy annually as the amount of electricity we use to operate our U.S. centers.
DaVita Way of Giving
This charitable giving program directs donations to local nonprofits across the country, selected by our teammates. In 2021, DaVita Way of Giving made the following impact:
adults were educated on how to thrive with Type 2 diabetes through the American Diabetes Association
students were supported in their post-secondary education efforts to become mental health professionals by The Quell Foundation
children were supported with five years of evidence-based early literacy intervention through Reach Out and Read
transformational deposit (TD) was made by DaVita to HOPE Credit Union, which provides banking services and loans to underserved communities. The investment will support home and small business ownership opportunities for thousands of residents historically lacking financial service access in the southeastern United States.
Bridge of Life
Bridge of Life (BOL), an independent 501(c)(3) public charity founded by DaVita Inc., is an international nonprofit organization working to strengthen health care globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease. In 2021, BOL:
Supported dialysis partners with training and PPE to help improve services and outcomes
Empowered community health workers in Bolivia to address high levels of CKD and hypertension
Provided AV fistula surgeries to children in Guatemala so they have improved dialysis treatment and quality of life
Our annual Tour DaVita fundraiser event raised more than $910,000 to benefit the work of Bridge of Life.
For more information on our 2021 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, 2021 for the Company’s consolidated operations.