IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today the release of its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report, prepared in accordance with the Global Report Initiative (GRI), the most widely adopted global standard for sustainability reporting.
“Corporate 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. “We leverage insights from this process to measure year-over-year progress, hold ourselves accountable as an organization and identify areas where we can affect change in health care.”
The latest report details stakeholder engagement from member health care organizations, employees, suppliers and industry organizations as well as outlines Vizient’s material topics such as procurement practices, community outreach and adhering to the highest standards of integrity and transparency. Highlights from the report include:
- The Vizient commitment to prevent toxic chemicals and regrettable substitutions, which has resulted in the creation of the largest portfolio of environmentally preferred sourcing (EPS) – more than 450,000 products in over 1,400 agreements.
- A people-focused, proactive approach to disaster response such as when a Vizient-member nursing facility needed to evacuate its ventilated patients during a hurricane. Vizient connected it to another skilled nursing facility, which quickly provided transport.
- An 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. Vizient, along with Toyota, the city of Dallas and the Texas Trees Foundation, 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, including corporate grants, international volunteer projects and the annual Community Day, when employees leave the office to partner with local charities making a difference. Since 2003, Vizient employees have donated 8,017 hours of their time and dedication to their communities through this program.
Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. Click here to learn more about Vizient and to find a copy of the 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and nonacute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. In 2019, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.