Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health care organization and in 2020 the first U.S. health care organization to achieve certified carbon neutral status, is committing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and aiming to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. As part of reaching net zero, Kaiser Permanente has joined the recently announced U.S. Health and Human Services climate pledge, launched to mobilize the health care sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of their leadership role, Kaiser Permanente hosted “Getting to Net Zero: The Health Equity Imperative,” on June 9, 2022. The event focused on why the health care sector must commit to net-zero emissions to improve health and advance health equity. (website abstract)