In The Community

Environmental Stewardship


Healthy environments are critical to the health and wellness of every person.

We aspire to provide health care services in a manner that protects and enhances the environment and the health of communities now and for future generations.

Kaiser Permanente has been committed to the environment since our founding in the early 1940s. Our Environmental Stewardship program, anchored in our community benefit work, aims to improve the health of our employees, members and 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.

Our environmental stewardship efforts, embedded throughout the organization, help us advance our mission and our vision for total health — our approach that emphasizes the social, environmental, behavioral and clinical aspects that shape one’s well being.

To learn more about our Environmental Stewardship efforts, download our factsheet.