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Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

 

Our approach

Bupa is committed to empowering our customers, employees and the wider community to live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Using our health and care experience, Bupa is helping to make a positive and sustainable difference in the community, the environment and the workplace.

We are supporting the community in addressing their health and wellbeing priorities and encouraging our own people to be ambassadors making an amazing impact in our communities. And we are proud to partner with organisations that share the same values and are focused on bringing positive change to the lives of all Australians.

 
Community Support and Partnerships

Community support and Partnerships

At Bupa, we partner with organisations to deliver initiatives and programs that help our customers, employees and the community live longer, healthier happier lives.

  • Our Partnerships
  • Our Charity Partners
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Cricket Australia

As Australia’s Men’s Cricket Team aims to be the best in the world, the team recognises 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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Bupa Parenting Insights Live

Bupa is proud to be the sponsor of Parenting Insights Live at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's expo being held across the country throughout 2016. Visit Bupa Parenting Insights Live to hear our Bupa GP’s talk on preparing for parenthood, plus many other speakers will be providing guidance for Australian parents through bump, birth and beyond.

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.

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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.

Employee Giving

Employee giving

We support our people to be amazing ambassadors in their communities through the following programs:

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Workplace Giving

Bupa is one of the first organisations in Australia to offer our employees access to Good2Give, a new online giving platform making giving to charity easier.

We encourage our people to participate in our Workplace Giving Program which offers a convenient and tax effective way to donate to a full range of Australian charities from their pay.

Bupa works with Good2Give providing a transparent and trustworthy program that avoids costly administration fees for the charities. Bupa employees can choose to donate to one of our charity partners or any Australian registered charity of their choice and Bupa matches a portion of all donations each year.

 
Bupa Environment Programs

Environment

At Bupa, we recognise that the health of the world is directly linked to a healthy planet. We’re committed to engaging millions of people around the world in their health and wellbeing whilst having a minimal impact on the environment.

In delivering our purpose of longer, healthier, happier lives, we have two major goals by the end of 2015:

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Since January 2014, we have invested more than $17 million in renewable energy, employee engagement projects, technical energy upgrades and more to achieve our ambitious goal. Bupa has been recognised as the ABA100 Winner in the Australian Business Awards (ABA) 2015 for Sustainability for our work in carbon reduction.

  • Energy Reduction
  • Behaviour Change
  • Recycling and Waste
Energy Reduction

In order to support a Healthy Planet, we have become part of a number of partnerships and programs:

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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 18,000 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)

Bupa acknowledges Australia’s Traditional Owners

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.

We look forward to rolling this out nationally across Australia to all of our remaining Bupa locations throughout the rest of 2016 and early 2017. To learn more, read our Frequently Asked Questions. (PDF 173KB)

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.