Vizient, Inc. announced the release of its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report prepared in accordance with the Global Report Initiative (GRI) and highlighting environmental sourcing, supplier diversity and community outreach
responsibility is engrained in our values-based organization,
and we voluntarily measure ourselves against GRI benchmarks to affirm
our dedication to operating according to the highest standards of ethics, transparency and conduct,” said Byron Jobe, Vizient president and CEO.
According to Jobe, Vizient uses the result to measure year-over-year progress and to identify areas where it can affect change in health care.
Highlights from the report include:
Vizient’s commitment to preventing toxic chemicals and regrettable substitutions, which led to the creation of the largest portfolio of environmentally-preferred sourcing (EPS). The portfolio includes 1,400 agreements covering more than 450,000 products.
people-focused, proactive approach to disaster response. For example, when
a Vizient-member nursing facility had to evacuate its ventilated patients during a hurricane, Vizient connected it to another skilled nursing facility, which quickly provided transport.
Another highlight was the agreement with Inner City Capital Connections further enriching and expanding supplier diversity throughout the health care industry.
Environmental improvements to sustainability in the Southwestern Medical District were also reported. Vizient, along with other companies, hosted the first 100 Resilient Cities workshop in the U.S.to find solutions that would improve mobility, reduce pollution and decrease the district’s overall heat island impact.
The report also highlights Vizient’s community outreach projects and the annual Community Day, where Vizient employees have donated 8,017 hours of their time since 2003, working with local charities in the community.
Vizient is the
nation’s largest health care performance improvement
company. Click here to learn more about Vizient and to find a copy of the 2018
Corporate Responsibility Report.