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Sustainability and ESG

Making a positive impact on the world

Sustainability is one of the six pillars of our strategy. Across the world, attitudes and expectations of corporate citizenship have fundamentally changed. This change has accelerated and intensified through the COVID-19 pandemic and as broader socio-economic dynamics evolve.

Health has been elevated in the minds of individuals, families, organisations and governments. Climate action is a critical priority and is considered the defining agenda. The interlinkages between the two are increasingly being recognised.

As part of our aim to improve the health of people and the planet, we will become a Net Zero business by 2040 and have joined the UN’s Race to Zero campaign.

Bupa has a responsibility to play a part in this. We want to make a positive impact on the word, contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We also know that being a responsible business underpins our long-term success.

Beyond Sustainability, which includes our work on environment and community impact, we manage wider ESG considerations, including broader social aspects such as inclusion and diversity and employee health and wellbeing. Through our Responsible Business Conduct agenda, we ensure that our activities are conducted in a responsible way as well as a consistent approach to reporting on ESG themes.

We have a strong Sustainability and ESG governance structure, with ESG issues discussed regularly at executive level and a Board Sustainability Committee, which assists the Board and its other Committees in ensuring the integrated management of ESG matters.

In January 2021, we received a rating of A (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.