2010 Report Highlights DaVita's Vision for Building Shared Value with
Jul. 26, 2011 (Business Wire) -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), today released its third annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which highlights the company's philanthropic, sustainability and community-building efforts through 2010.
The 44-page report, titled "Community Care," draws on 20-plus programs developed by DaVita® teammates (employees) to enrich the lives of patients, each other and fellow community members. Each of the initiatives falls into one of three categories that comprise DaVita's "Trilogy of Care" — caring for the world, each other and our patients. The report also outlines the company's clinical leadership and innovation to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
"At DaVita, we call ourselves a village and a village cannot survive on its own," said Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita. "Making a difference in the lives of our patients, our fellow teammates and the world is fundamentally what we're about."
The 2010 report highlights how DaVita's commitment to social responsibility is ingrained into company culture, including continuous improvement efforts in operating sustainably, promoting early CKD detection, community building and delivering quality health care. A few of those highlights are detailed below.
Caring for Our World
- DaVita is the only kidney care company recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its sustainability initiatives. Achievements include opening the first LEED-certified dialysis center in the United States in 2010 and diverting 95 percent of waste at DaVita's corporate headquarters through composting and recycling.
Raising Awareness about Kidney Disease
- In 2010 DaVita hosted Kidney Awareness Run/Walks™ in 10 cities across the nation, raising awareness and offering education to thousands about CKD. DaVita is putting substantial resources to grow this annual event, now called the DaVita Kidney Rock, in our headquarters city of Denver with extensive outreach to high risk populations.
- DaVita has donated or raised more than $3.4 million to benefit The Kidney TRUST™, an independent nonprofit founded by DaVita to provide public education and no-cost, rapid-result kidney screenings. More than 15,000 free kidney screenings have been administered to date.
Caring for Each Other
- By creating a caring environment for our teammates, they in turn are inspired to do the same for our patients.