Forbes ranks Bupa one of the world’s best employers

29 October 2020 . International

Bupa has been ranked as one of the world’s best employers in Forbes’ annual list. which asked participants to rate their satisfaction with their employers’ Covid-19 responses and score their employers on gender equality and social responsibility.


Forbes surveyed 160,000 full-time and part-time employees from 58 countries working for businesses with operations in multiple nations or regions. Surveys were conducted anonymously through June and July and participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. 


They were also asked to rate their satisfaction with their employers’ Covid-19 responses and score their employers on image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility. The 750 companies that received the highest total scores made the final list and Bupa was ranked 83rd.

Nigel Sullivan, Bupa Group Chief People Officer, said, “Through the pandemic, putting the welfare of people first has underpinned our commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our 83,000 global employees. Around the world the response from our teams to the impact of COVID-19 on customers, employees and communities has been incredible and humbling. I would like to thank our people for their courage and dedication and for making Bupa a great place to work.”

Just recently two of Bupa’s leaders, Group Chief Medical Officer, Dr Paula Franklin and CEO of Bupa Global & UK, David Hynam, were recognised as leaders who champion diversity in the workplace on the 2020 HERoes lists by Involve. They also each respectively appeared in the EMpower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive Role Models list and the EMpower Top 20 Advocate Executive Role Models list. In 2019 Bupa UK was named in the top five most sought-after places to work in the UK in LinkedIn’s 2019 Top Companies List. Sanitas recently celebrated being listed in the top 30 of Spanish companies with the best corporate reputation, according to the Merco 2020 Companies ranking.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

We are an international healthcare company serving over 31 million customers worldwide. With no shareholders, we reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

We directly employ around 85,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Chile, Poland, New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, the US, Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

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