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  ESG Reporting Hub

DaVita values accountability and integrity. Our ESG Reporting Hub contains key reports and resources related to our ESG (environmental, social and governance) and CSR (corporate social responsibility) programs, policies, goals and progress.

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Key ESG Reports

A focus on ESG is not new to DaVita. For more than 15 years, our Trilogy of Care—Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World—has been at the heart of everything we do. More information on our Trilogy of Care and social responsibility efforts can be found on our Community Care site.

Reporting Methodology Assessment of Key Priorities

DaVita’s ESG strategy is to leverage our experience as a health care provider, align with our core strategy, and most importantly, benefit our patients, teammates, and communities.

In 2019 and 2020, we surveyed and interviewed key stakeholders, including teammates, senior leadership, the board of directors and investors to learn more about what ESG topics matter most to them. We also reviewed the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) recommended metrics for health care providers. Based on these data sources, we identified our key ESG issues and prioritized our key focus areas: Patient Care, Teammate Engagement, Healthy Communities, Environmental Stewardship and Leading with Integrity & Accountability. We have used the results of this assessment to drive our strategy and set ambitious goals to drive improvement in performance.

In 2021, we created our first report based on the recommendations from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and key topics for health care service providers.

Oversight of ESG Issues

The Nominating and Governance Committee of DaVita’s board of directors reviews, on a regular basis, and oversees DaVita’s activities, policies and programs related to corporate environmental and social responsibility. The management ESG Steering Committee regularly reports to the Nominating and Governance Committee and gives the full board an ESG update at least annually.

The management ESG Steering Committee provides guidance on strategy and disclosures for our ESG initiatives. The committee is comprised of leaders from across the business to represent various perspectives and stakeholders, and aligns strategy across the company. We have also recently realigned to integrate our social responsibility efforts within the most applicable business lanes, appointing a lead of ESG to coordinate.

To demonstrate our commitment to our ESG priorities, we have set aspirational goals in each category for 2025. In the process of setting these goals, we worked with key stakeholders across the Company, leveraging external reporting frameworks, such as SASB, and science-based goals when possible, as further described below. These goals represent our ongoing commitment to advancing corporate citizenship initiatives. While we recognize that it may be difficult to achieve many of these goals during the desired timeframes, we believe there is value in striving for these goals.

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2025 ESG Goals


Patient Care

  • ​25% of patients choose to dialyze at home*

  • Lead the industry in external quality ratings

  • Educate more than 100,000 patients in a Kidney Smart class

  • Patient Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 50% or higher

  • Achieve greater health equity for our patients

*Modality selections and decisions related to a patient’s care are always made by the attending nephrologist and patient, and provided pursuant to a physician’s order.


Teammate Engagement

  • Teammate engagement score of 84% or higher

  • Sustain equal pay for equal work

  • Meet or exceed EEO-1 benchmarks at all levels

  • Maintain focus and leadership on belonging

  • Provide learning and development to 95% of teammates each year

  • Double participation to 50% of teammates participating in health and well-being programming


Environmental Stewardship

  • 100% powered by renewable energy globally*

  • Reduce carbon emissions by 50%

  • Save 240 million gallons of water

  • Implement recycling at 100% of US facilities where permitted

  • Vendors representing 70% of emissions set climate change goals

  • Teammates to complete 70,000 Green Actions


Healthy Communities

  • 125,000 hours of volunteerism

  • Enhance our impact through strategic giving focus areas


Leading with Integrity and Accountability

  • All teammates and directors to complete annual compliance training

  • New teammates to complete compliance training within 60 days of hire

  • Medical directors and joint venture partners to receive annual compliance training

  • All teammates to review the code of conduct at least annually

  • New teammates to review the code of conduct within 60 days of hire

*Via on-site renewable energy and/or Power Purchase Agreements

Patient Care

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Teammate Engagement

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Environmental Stewardship

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Healthy Communities

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Leading with Integrity & Accountability

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Alignment with Science Based Targets Initiative

Our environmental goals for 2025 and beyond have been submitted to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for review and approval that our goals are in alignment with climate science.

About Science-Based Targets

The latest climate science sends a clear warning that we must dramatically curb temperature rise to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change. Science-based targets show companies how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi):


Defines and promotes best practice in emissions reductions and net-zero targets in line with climate science.


Provides technical assistance and expert resources to companies who set science-based targets in line with the latest climate science.


Brings together a team of experts to provide companies with independent assessment and validation of targets.


The SBTi is the lead partner of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign - an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies, business and industry leaders, mobilizing companies to set net-zero science-based targets in line with a 1.5°C future.

Alignment with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. In 2015, all United Nations Member States adopted 17 goals as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which sets out a 15-year plan to achieve the SDGs. As a global citizen, DaVita is committed to helping reach these goals. The logos below correspond with where our 2025 ESG goals align with one or more of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender Equality

Goal: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Quality Education

Goal: Ensure equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Good Health and Well-Being

Goal: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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Unless otherwise indicated, the data included in this report reflects the year 2020 for the Company’s consolidated operations.