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Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

 

Our approach

Across Australia, we are committed to making a positive and sustainable difference for our people, customers, communities and the environment.

  • We partner with organisations to deliver initiatives and programs that help our customers, employees and communities to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
  • We’re sharing our wealth of knowledge through The Blue Room and innovative health tools like FoodSwitch, MumMatters, and the Stroke Foundation’s enableme.
  • Our Bupa Health Foundation is funding breakthrough medical research and turning it into real health and care improvements for all Australians.
  • We recognise the health of the world is directly linked to our planet, so we invest in renewable energy and waste reduction strategies to reduce our impact on our environment.
 
Community Support and Partnerships

Community support and Partnerships

Our goal is to collaborate with community and commercial partners to deliver meaningful health and care programs and outcomes.

We are committed to building outcomes with organisations that share the same values and who are focused on bringing positive change to the lives of all Australians.

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  • Our Partnerships
cricket australia

Cricket Australia

As Australia’s Men’s and Women’s Cricket Teams aim to be the best in the world, they recognise that they need a strong support team behind them to succeed. This includes all their coaches, sports science and medical support staff – now known as the Bupa Support Team - to help them be at their best when they need it most. Through this health partnership, Bupa and Cricket Australia will work together to promote our shared goal of healthy and active lifestyles.

As the Official Health Partner of Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricket Team, Bupa is proud to support the team’s coaches, medical and high performance teams and the role they play in driving performance and keeping the team in the best possible condition. To demonstrate this support, Bupa is now the official naming rights sponsor of the state-of-the-art Bupa National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Brisbane.

Supporting children’s health and drug education programs
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McGrath Foundation - Telephone Support Nurse

The McGrath Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable foundation that raises funds for McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and promotes breast awareness in young women. In order for the McGrath Foundation to provide ongoing support to all patients, Bupa has sponsored the McGrath Telephone Support Nurse, who is there to offer support to all McGrath Breast Care Nurses' patients when they are on leave. This allows for continuity of care, and supports the nurses with their workload when returning from leave.

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Weet-Bix Little BIG DASH

As a continuation of the sponsorship of the Weet-Bix Kids TRY events, Bupa is proud to sponsor the Weet-Bix Little BIG DASH. This unique event is a fun-filled obstacle course designed for adults and kids aged 5-15 to enjoy together as a family team. Bupa customers are entitled to discounted entry.

Hawthorn Football Club

Hawthorn Football Club

Bupa is proud to continue a 20 year plus tradition supporting the Hawthorn Football Club as their Official Health Partner.

The club has achieved a high level of success and without the support of their own Support Team, the football club would not be where they are today. With an increased focus on the “1%’ers”, the relevance of the club’s coaching, medical and support staff has increased and Bupa is proud to be supporting this group of experienced professionals.

Bupa’s partnership with the Hawks will give supporters an inside look on what it takes to support a team of champions and to communicate important health messages throughout the year.

Weet Bix Kids Tryathlon Series

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series

Proudly supporting the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series, Bupa is continuing to provide support to all participants leading up to the event through its Bupa Get Ready program, aimed at helping parents and children prepare for one of the world’s largest children’s TRYathlon events.

However, the support does not stop there. In addition to providing training and nutritional tips for parents and participants, Bupa also offers its members a discount on entry fees and on the day Bupa provides various health services for families.

Santos Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under

As the first stop on the world cycling calendar, the Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the cycling year in exhilarating style. This nine-day event brings top UCI WorldTour professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Not just a bike race, the Santos Tour Down Under is a festival of cycling, with a range of associated events and festivals.

Bupa is proud to be part of this iconic event, from the Village Expo where visitors can learn more about Bupa’s health and care services, to the Bupa Challenge Tour and Mini Kids Tour which gives people the chance to ride part of the UCI WorldTour race route.

 
Bupa Environment Programs

Environment

Our company purpose is inextricably linked to our sustainability commitment. We recognise that to have healthy people, you need a healthy planet.

The health of our people and customers, together with the broader environment are equally important in service of our wider company purpose. Healthy Planet is our commitment to build sustainable, future-proof communities that support the health of our people and customers while minimizing our impact through innovation in health and care.

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Our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint continues to evolve as growth, affordability and an ageing population continue to demand a sustainable approach to a health system fit for the future.

The need for a sustainable approach to growth and development is more important than ever. In response to the needs of our community, we expect to establish more residential and care homes and grow our health support network across optical, audiology and therapy. As the diverse nature of our business continues to grow, so does our operational impact and the resources needed to provide high-quality health and care services.

For more information contact corporateresponsibility@bupa.com.au

Environment Infographics

 
 
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Reconciliation

Our vision for reconciliation is to see the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes closed.

To achieve this vision, we will couple our health and care expertise with a commitment to working with, and learning from, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This is part of our global purpose of empowering our customers, employees and the wider community to live longer, healthier, happier lives.

As an employer of over 22,000 people across Australia and New Zealand, we want to ensure we build an inclusive workplace, ensuring our people have an awareness of our shared history and an appreciation of the diversity of cultures in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. We understand the importance of community partnerships in making a positive and sustainable difference in the community. Through building mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations we will better understand how best to support the community in addressing their health and wellbeing priorities.

Read our Reconciliation Action Plan. (PDF 709KB)

Our action

Across Bupa, we recognise that to build an inclusive workplace and respectfully work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and peoples, it’s important we have awareness of our shared history and an appreciation of the diversity of cultures.

In support of this, we’re committed to engaging our people to better understand cultural protocols and to develop a deeper shared meaning around Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country ceremonies.

As part of this commitment, detailed in Action 6.4 of our Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 709KB) is a strategy to include Acknowledgement of Country references at Bupa premises including care homes, retail centres, dental and optical practices and corporate offices. We’re delighted to have started rolling the first of this out with our Bupa corporate offices.

To learn more, read our Frequently Asked Questions. (PDF 173KB)

Our Reconciliation Employment Strategy has successfully employed more than fifty Indigenous people in trainee and internship roles within the last two years. Our 10x10 partnership with CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, is a commitment to employ 10 interns every year until 2026 and our school-based trainee program supports high school students to develop valuable work experience while successfully completing Year 12.

We have worked with a range of leading health and community organisations to tackle one of the most devastating health conditions affecting Indigenous Australians – rheumatic heart disease (RHD). A preventable disease, Australia has one of the highest rates in the world. Bupa has helped fund the distribution and advocacy work of Take Heart, a powerful film and community outreach campaign, which is changing conversations and the delivery of health messages to Indigenous communities. The partnership has facilitated national film screenings, resources for top end health workers, community education events and advocacy. A longitudinal health impact evaluation is being conducted across five NT communities, supported by Bupa Health Foundation.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 709KB) is the start of an important journey for Bupa and we welcome your thoughts and feedback via email to corporateresponsibility@bupa.com.au.

Bupa acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Country on which we work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past & present.