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 aim to partner with responsible, ethical organisations and have clear expectations that suppliers follow our Code of Conduct.
- We’re sharing our wealth of knowledge through Bupa Health Link and innovative health tools like mummatters, and the Stroke Foundation’s enableme.
- Our Bupa Health Foundation supports programs focused on improving the health of the Australian community.
- 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
At Bupa, our goal is to always play an active role in the community. One of the ways we do this is in working alongside partners to deliver meaningful health and care programs and outcomes.
Our partnerships are a driving force behind Bupa’s objective of improving the emotional health and wellbeing of kids and families, and helping them live longer, healthier, happier lives. That’s why we work with organisations that share our values and are focused on bringing positive change to the lives of all Australians.
We are committed to addressing mental health and wellbeing at a national level. Our partnership with Kids Helpline, Australia's only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 aims to ensure every child has access to the support and resources they need for mental well-being.
Our partnership supports the delivery of their Kids Helpline @ School Wellbeing program, giving every primary school across Australia access to free, early intervention and prevention sessions with a Kids Helpline counsellor in the classroom via conferencing technology or phone.
Bupa Health Foundation
Since 2005 the Bupa Health Foundation, one of the leading charitable foundations dedicated to health in Australia, has invested more than $30 million in over 110 partnerships across the country. With a focus on health research and mental health models of care, we are committed to improving the health of the Australian community and ensuring the sustainability of affordable healthcare.
We recognise that to have healthy people, you need a healthy planet.
Our Healthy Planet Sustainability Plan 2017-2020 drives our sustainability approach for our Australian and New Zealand operations, across our aged care, health services and health insurance businesses.
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.
Our Healthy Planet Sustainability Plan is our commitment to build communities that support the health of our people and customers while minimising our environmental impact.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this page contains the stories of people who have passed away.
Our vision for reconciliation is to see health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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 are passionate about building an inclusive workplace, ensuring our people have an awareness of our shared history and an appreciation of First Nations culture. Through building mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations we will better understand how best to support the community in addressing health and wellbeing priorities.
Read our Reconciliation Action Plan. (PDF 709KB)
We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution and speaks to the work that must be done to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In doing so, we honour our employees who have voiced their support and recognise this as an important step to improve the long-term health and emotional wellbeing of First Nations people.
We are passionate advocates for ending rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia, which occurs overwhelmingly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. RHD is an entirely preventable disease, yet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are 20 times more likely to die from RHD than their non-Indigenous peers.
Bupa helped fund the distribution and advocacy work of Take Heart, a powerful film and community outreach campaign, which helped raise awareness of RHD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Our Bupa Foundation has also invested almost half a million dollars to support the creation of two END RHD communities in the Northern Territory to pilot a new community-led model of care in partnership with Telethon Kids and the Menzies School of Health Research.
We also understand the importance of addressing the social influences of health including education, employment and economic participation. Key priority areas in our RAP focus on growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities, career pathways and supplier diversity at Bupa.
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.
The Dr Evelyn Scott Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Scholarship
The Bupa Foundation is currently inviting applications for its 2022 Dr Evelyn Scott Scholarship program.
Dr Evelyn Scott was a renowned Aboriginal leader who spent her life fighting for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and all people. In her later years, Dr Scott was a resident of Bupa Mt Sheridan Aged Care. She was highly respected across Bupa, inspiring people to live the values of respect, understanding and reconciliation.
The Dr Evelyn Scott Scholarship was established by Bupa in 2018, guided by Dr Scott's family. The scholarship recognises and celebrates Dr Evelyn Scott's legacy by supporting Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who demonstrate Dr. Scott's values and determination for change.
This year, the Bupa Foundation has increased its funding for the program to $50,000, with the following scholarships to be awarded to CareerTrackers interns:
- 2 x $15,000 Scholarship Awards
- 4 x $5,000 Runner Up Awards
Please contact the Bupa Community Engagement Team if you have any questions.
Previous Dr Evelyn Scott Scholarship Recipients
2021: Olivia Bonanno
2020: Trenae Jia
2019: Keisha Nash
Bupa acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Country on which we work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past & present.
At Bupa, we believe it's important to be transparent with our tax affairs and our approach to tax governance. Our Bupa ANZ Tax Transparency Report for the year ending 31 December 2020, which has been prepared in accordance with the Australian Voluntary Tax Transparency Code, includes details of Bupa ANZ's approach to tax governance and the economic contribution we made in Australia in 2020 through the Australian taxes we paid and collected.