We know that climate change is a global health concern, and that’s why we closely manage our environmental impact and actively promote positive environmental practices. We’re committed to improving our impact on the environment by investment in renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.
This year, our Copenhagen office made a significant contribution towards reducing Bupa’s carbon footprint by converting their office to run entirely on renewable energy. As of January 2018, 100% of the electricity in our Copenhagen office is generated by Denmark’s world-leading offshore wind industry.
Michael Andersen, Finance Manager in Copenhagen, led the team's move to green power. He said: "By purchasing energy from renewable sources, we’re demonstrating our commitment to our people and our customers whilst meeting the demand for clean energy in Denmark."
For an international healthcare company like Bupa, investing in renewables makes sense. "Switching to clean energy reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, which generate air pollution and associated health problems, like heart disease, lung cancer and asthma,” said Dr. Søren Carstens, Head of Clinical Operations.
Dr. Carstens added: “Clean energy also helps to reduce the effects of climate change, which is one of the biggest healthcare challenges of the 21st century due to increased risk of extreme weather events and the spread of vector-borne disease. Keeping our planet healthy plays a big part in enabling people to live longer, healthier, happier lives."
At Bupa we prioritise renewable energy sources. In 2017 almost all energy used in our facilities in Spain and the UK came from renewable sources, and 50% of all our energy globally. This is part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint year on year.
To learn more about our commitment to being a responsible and sustainable business, visit our Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability page.