Kaiser Permanente Recognized for Efforts to Spread Health by Curbing Climate Change
Kaiser Permanente’s Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year
“Participation in the California Climate Action Registry represents a critical step toward effectively managing greenhouse gas emissions and improving Kaiser Permanente’s overall sustainability efforts,” said
As a global leader in sustainability, Kaiser Permanente is:
- Promoting walking and biking: Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Initiatives build parks and bike paths to promote physical activity and reduce air pollution.
- Hosting farmers markets: To reduce car trips to shops and increase access to locally grown produce, Kaiser Permanente hosts 30 farmers markets at its facilities in six states.
- Conserving water: Between 2006 and 2008, Kaiser Permanente’s
Californiahospitals used an average of 107,143 gallons of water per bed per year, 20 percent less than the average hospital consumption in California, and 40 percent less than the average hospital consumption nationally. Kaiser Permanente improved its water efficiency by converting to digital imaging machines, each of which saves approximately 925,000 gallons of potable water per year while eliminating the use of harmful chemicals.
- Purchasing energy-efficient equipment: In 2008, all laptop and desktop computers and monitors newly deployed throughout Kaiser Permanente received at least a silver-rating by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool.
- Recycling electronics responsibly: Through a partnership with Redemtech, Kaiser Permanente either resold or recycled 74,000 pieces of Kaiser Permanente’s electronic equipment in 2008.
- Recycling construction debris: At the site of a new hospital in
California, Kaiser Permanente construction crews recycled 100 percent of the building materials generated during the demolition of two warehouses.
The California Climate Action Registry was originally created by the
“We are very pleased to recognize Kaiser Permanente for its climate change leadership and exemplary initiatives to manage its impact on the environment. By being a Climate Action Leader, it has demonstrated its commitment to voluntarily calculate and publicly report its greenhouse gas emissions according to the rigorous standards of the California Climate Action Registry,” said
The accuracy, transparency and integrity of all of the
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Kaiser Permanente is shaping the future of health care. We are America‘s leading health care provider and not-for-profit health plan. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the
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