Many solutions that are good for individual health are also good for the planet’s health. We recognize that healthy communities and a healthy environment are critical to the health and wellness of every person.
Kaiser Permanente has been committed to the environment since our founding in the early 1940s. Our Environmental Stewardship program is anchored in promoting the health of our communities. Healthier communities with healthier people are more resilient to disease. By eliminating or mitigating environmental contributors to disease, we help people lead healthier lives.
Kaiser Permanente is a health advocacy organization advancing the mission of “total health”—a philosophy that emphasizes the clinical, behavioral, communal, and environmental aspects that shape one’s well-being.
To encourage healthy environments, we lead or support innovative efforts in the following areas:
Kaiser Permanente is consistently recognized with awards for our achievements in making our health care practices environmentally sustainable.
We share our experiences and practices with others to improve environmental performance within the healthcare sector and beyond.
Read about the environmental programs in which Kaiser Permanente participates.
Download our latest Environmental Stewardship factsheet.
Read the Environmental Stewardship chapter of our Community Benefit Annual Report.