Healthcare company Bupa Asia Pacific has announced that all its locations across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are now supplied with 100 per cent renewable electricity.
The company said this represents a significant milestone in its 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).
According to chief sustainability and corporate affairs officer Roger Sharp, “The healthcare sector is responsible for approximately 4 per cent 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 per cent powered by renewable electricity."
Mr Sharp added, “Across Bupa, there’s a growing understanding that every act counts and through more of these ‘small steps’ we can achieve major environmental benefits across our Asia Pacific and global network.
“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."