HCA Healthcare’s mission and values align with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and our desire to improve more lives in more ways.
By working together and collaborating with others in our communities, we address and tackle critical health and well-being issues affecting our nation and world. We also consider the wider impact of our business activities ― how they support our dedication to serving patients, colleagues and communities, and how they improve our environmental footprint.
In early 2022, we were proudly recognized for the 12th time as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
In an effort to strengthen our ethical impact, we carried out a full materiality assessment in 2020 to identify ESG issues that directly affect or influence our stakeholders. We are developing a better understanding of how we can positively impact each of these material areas, engaging with our more than 283,000 colleagues and key stakeholders along the way. Like most things, however, we cannot do this alone, and our incredible colleagues, communities and strategic partners will continue to be critical to our progress.
Governance of ESG issues
Our HCA Healthcare Board of Directors oversees our ongoing ESG work through the following committees:
- Audit and Compliance Committee: Environmental and sustainability goals and performance
- Compensation Committee: Human capital; diversity, equity and inclusion; and pay equity goals and performance
- Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee: Governance, social and community goals and performance
- Patient Safety and Quality of Care Committee: Equity of care, patient safety and quality of care goals and performance
In addition, our ESG Core Team is a cross-functional group of senior leaders that meets quarterly to discuss ESG opportunities and challenges. This team acts as an intermediary across all stakeholders to ensure we are aligned on our ESG priorities.
Below, please find more information about how we are actively prioritizing and executing our ESG commitments to better serve our patients, colleagues, communities and the environment.