We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our offices, hospitals, wellness centres and care homes around the world. During the first two years of our commitment we have achieved a 4.7 percent carbon reduction from our 2009 baseline and are committed to accelerating our progress.
Globally, we will continue to make substantial infrastructure investments to reduce our energy consumption and improve energy efficiency as we work toward this goal. Leading the way, Sanitas has launched a national system to monitor and manage energy consumption across the property portfolio, which includes our Spanish offices and hospitals.
Reducing the carbon emissions of our Care Services Division (Residential Care) is a particular focus. With care homes in the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, Care Services accounts for 69 percent of Bupa’s global carbon emissions. In the UK and as part of a multi-million pound carbon reduction investment programme, our care homes will be fitted with energy efficient systems.
Environmental investments in Spain
Environmental investments in the UK
Environmental investments in New Zealand
We will also be taking steps to manage and reduce water consumption, particularly in water sensitive areas.
We are rolling out a range of employee engagement programmes that help to encourage the adoption of environmentally friendly behaviours in offices and care homes. We will continue to share best practice, trialling innovative technologies and approaches, and supporting these to scale across Bupa.
To encourage carbon cutting ideas that are beyond business as usual, we have recently undertaken a global innovation process with Forum for the Future.