Bupa sponsors award celebrating businesses transforming workplace health and wellbeing

01 May 2019 . United Kingdom

Bupa is delighted to be a sponsor of the Responsible Business Awards 2019 celebrating organisations making a positive social and environmental impact.

BITC award judging panel

The awards, run by Business in the Community (BITC), recognise businesses who make a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and who address global challenges.

The Bupa Health and Wellbeing Award is one of 11 categories. The award recognises employers transforming health and wellbeing in the workplace. The judges were looking for health and wellbeing approaches that demonstrate qualities including businesses taking a ‘whole organisation’ approach to embedding wellbeing into the organisation culture, that are informed by insights and evidence, and support the physical, mental, financial and social health of its employees.

Mark Allan, Commercial Director Bupa UK Insurance, said: “As a member of the BITC Wellbeing Leadership team I'm delighted that Bupa has chosen to sponsor this particular award. It's a key area of focus for us, and it was a real privilege to chair the judging panel and see the quality of the shortlisted entries. There is no doubt that a focus on wellbeing is a key part of any forward-thinking company's employee value proposition."

The judging panel for the Bupa Health and Wellbeing Award included representatives from Bupa, Nuffield, National Grid, Unipart and the What Works centre for Wellbeing.

The finalists are GSK, Kier, Anglian Water, Tesco, Costain and Heathrow.

Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director Business in the Community, said “The quality of the entries from our six finalists are progressive and articulate what ‘great’ looks like. They take a preventative, whole person approach, demonstrate strong leadership, with health and wellbeing positioned as strategic boardroom issues. Wellbeing is truly embedded into their organisational cultures and all six collaborate effectively with stakeholders, including suppliers and the communities they serve.

“Thanks to Bupa’s sponsorship of this award, we are able to promote excellent case studies that will inspire other employers to take action.”

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 15.7m customers and contributes over 70% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with 15m customers. We care for around 23,000 residents in our UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain aged care businesses.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Turkey, the US, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.