Program Offsets Carbon Footprint at DaVita's Six Corporate Business
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE:
DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with
chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced that the company is the first
FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company to join the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership program. Joining this program is part of
DaVita's mission to educate patients, caregivers and the rest of the
healthcare community on the importance of utilizing environmentally-friendly
power alternatives to ensure a healthy future for all.
Through the program, DaVita will offset 10,000,000 kilowatts of energy -
enough to power DaVita's six largest corporate business offices for an entire
year - through the utilization of renewable wind energy. The offset is the
equivalent of removing 1,315 passenger vehicles from the road, or reducing the
strain placed on local power grids by the amount of power consumed by
approximately 1,000 American homes.
"Providing life-saving treatment for our patients requires adapting to the
needs of an ever-changing world," said Misha Palecek, Divisional Vice
President and DaVita Village Green(TM) Program Director. "Our patients expect
high quality service and support, and we encourage our patients, caregivers,
partners and the rest of the industry to join us in this important effort."
This commitment to green business and carbon footprint management is part
of DaVita Village Green, a program designed to reduce the environmental impact
of the company's business practices. DaVita Village Green is dedicated to
providing education to clinical facilities and business offices on the
fundamentals of conservation, identifying ways to reduce DaVita's carbon
footprint and pursuing green supply purchasing options.
DaVita and DaVita Village Green are trademarks or registered trademarks of
DaVita Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About EPA Green Power Partnership
EPA's Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages
organizations to purchase green power as a way to reduce the environmental
impacts associated with conventional electricity use. The Partnership
currently has hundreds of partners voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt
hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading
organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies, small and medium sized
businesses, local, state, and federal governments, trade associations, as well
as colleges and universities. Additional information about the Green Power
Partnership and the Green Power Leadership Awards is available at
About DaVita Inc.
DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidney
care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for
patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita
manages more than 1,400 outpatient facilities and acute units in more than 700
hospitals located in 43 states and the District of Columbia, serving
approximately 110,000 patients. As part of DaVita's commitment to building a
healthy, caring community, DaVita develops, participates in and donates to
numerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive,
sustainable change for children, families and our environment. For more
information about DaVita, its kidney education materials, and its community
programs, please visit www.davita.com.
SOURCE DaVita Inc.
/CONTACT: Kelsey Rood of DaVita Inc., +1-310-536-2404,
/Web Site: http://www.davita.com /
CO: DaVita Inc.; Environmental Protection Agency; EPA
IN: HEA UTI GRE MTC ENV
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