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Kent J. Thiry Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

In reflecting on the progress we made over the past ten years, we are excited to continue our legacy and improve the quality of life for our patients and teammates, and in the communities in which we live and work.

DaVita has grown to more than 70,000 teammates (employees) serving approximately 1.5 million patients around the world. DaVita has, since the day it began, worked to enrich the lives of its patients and teammates by developing and offering quality programs. This momentum has spread to teammates’ families, their communities and locations around the world. We strive to be a community first and a company second.

In 2017, we will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Village Green, DaVita’s environmental sustainability program. Since 2007, DaVita has made significant strides toward accomplishing its goal to be a leader in sustainability in healthcare. DaVita formalized its environmental commitment in 2010, and in 2011, nearly 2,000 teammates voted to determine DaVita’s 2015 Environmental Goals. In 2016, DaVita formally announced its 2020 environmental goals for DaVita Kidney Care with higher benchmarks of similar goals outlined for 2015. These ambitious goals, which will set our course for the next four years to be a leader in sustainability, are organized around the categories of energy, water, waste, green buildings, and supply chain.

Since 2012, our water savings total more than 470 million gallons, the equivalent of more than 710 Olympic swimming pools.

Over the past ten years our teammates’ engagement in sustainability has grown from a handful of teammates to more than 1,000 clinical “green champions” and 17 “green teams” in our major business offices across the country. These teammates dedicate their time to lead their local teams in executing on our sustainability initiatives locally and across the world. In April 2016, approximately 2,600 DaVita teammates, family and friends in five different countries contributed 7,500 hours towards 140 environmental projects in their communities in celebration of Earth Day.

Another way teammates can positively impact communities on a local level is through DaVita Way of Giving. Each year, teams across the country are invited to work together to select a nonprofit organization to support in their community. In 2016, nearly 90 percent of all eligible clinical facilities directed donations of $2.2 million to local nonprofit organizations. The program has directed donations of $9.1 million in total to thousands of nonprofits since it began in 2011.

In reflecting on the progress we made over the past ten years, we are excited to continue our legacy and improve the quality of life for our patients and teammates, and in the communities in which we live and work.