At DaVita, environmental stewardship is ingrained in our business practices. We aggressively pursue solutions that reduce our environmental footprint without compromising patient care. Each year, our teammates raise the bar for conservation, stewardship and sustainability measures in our now more than 2,000 dialysis facilities and offices.
DaVita teammates have embraced sustainability as a whole life concept. In a new program, teammates are repurposing and recycling gently used DaVita apparel. In less than a year of operation, this program has repurposed more than 1,500 pounds of clothing and generated $3,000 in donations for Bridge of Life—DaVita Medical Missions™.
The average American has three broken and/or used cell phones at home. DaVita has teamed up with Cellular Recycler to recycle the Village’s used and broken phones. For every cell phone recycled, an average of $7 is donated to The Kidney TRUST. To recycle your phone, email VillageGreen@davita.com.
In 2007, Village Green was created to ensure the DaVita Village was continuously improving how we care for the world around us. The program’s main goal is to reduce the environmental impact of our operations—in both dialysis centers and business offices—while educating teammates and patients on why these changes are important and what they can do to help.
Teammates across the Village share this responsibility and work to integrate conservation efforts into our daily operations. Since the inception of Village Green, the Village has made significant strides toward accomplishing our goal to be a leader in sustainable healthcare. DaVita formalized its environmental commitment in 2010 and in 2011, nearly 2,000 teammates voted to determine DaVita’s 2015 Environmental Goals. In the years since, we have made great progress toward realizing these goals to help reduce our environmental impact.
What our Village has accomplished thus far has been remarkable, and the impact we can have is evident. But we have much more to do. Our aggressive Environmental Goals speak to our philosophy of continuous improvement. We cannot achieve these goals without the collaboration and passion of our teammates across the country. As our sustainability program continues to grow and evolve along with our Village, one thing will never waver—our commitment to environmental leadership.