Health fund Bupa Asia Pacific says all its locations across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are now supplied by 100% renewable electricity, including its entire 2023 electricity usage.
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The move is part of Bupa’s ambition to become a net zero business by 2040 and comes primarily through renewable power purchasing agreements (PPA), plus GreenPower government-accredited renewable electricity retail contracts and the purchase and retirement of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) across the region.
Bupa APAC chief sustainability and corporate affairs officer Roger Sharp said, “The healthcare sector is responsible for approximately 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. So, as a healthcare organisation, we recognise our responsibility to play a role to play in reducing Bupa’s impact on the environment.
“We want our customers and employees to know that when they visit any Bupa clinic, retail store, corporate office or aged care home across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, that it is 100% powered by renewable electricity.
“Along with the passion and dedication of our people, we couldn’t have delivered such a significant reduction in Bupa APAC’s carbon emissions without committed and supportive partners such as Pacific Blue, CLP Power Hong Kong and Ecotricity.
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“As a result of this work, we remain on track to achieve our 2025 carbon reduction targets. These are big wins, but there remains a lot of work to do as we strive to become a true Net Zero emissions business,” Sharp said.