Bupa has announced that its Asia Pacific operation is on track to achieve its 2025 carbon reduction targets ahead of schedule due to its Hong Kong sites switching to 100 per cent renewable electricity.
Bupa Hong Kong has joined Bupa Australia and New Zealand in sourcing clean energy through a three-year partnership with CLP Power Hong Kong (CLP) that will save over 1,500 tonnes of CO2e from the atmosphere each year, the equivalent of taking around 340 cars off the road annually.
Bupa Hong Kong will purchase renewable energy certificates generated or purchased from CLP’s wind, solar and landfill gas portfolio.
Bupa Asia Pacific acting CEO Nick Stone said the deal is vital to the company's global Net Zero ambitions.
“Whether you walk into a Bupa medical clinic in Hong Kong, an aged care home in New Zealand or a corporate office in Melbourne, it’s reassuring to know that it’s powered by renewable electricity.
“Being able to reduce Bupa APAC’s carbon emissions, ahead of our initial target of reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2025, is something we can all be proud of and will act as a springboard for new sustainability initiatives from Bupa, both locally and globally,” said Mr Stone.
“Of course, while this initiative marks a significant milestone in our Net Zero journey, we know there is lots more work to do when it comes to decarbonising both our business and the wider healthcare sector.
“That’s why we are committed to working closely with our people, our Foundation partners, the start-up community, our suppliers and healthcare partners to roll out solutions that help reduce emissions and create a healthy planet for healthy people,” he added.
CLP Power senior director of customer success and experience, Lena Low, said Bupa is the first healthcare group in Hong Kong to power its operations with locally sourced renewable electricity.
“We are delighted that our Renewable Energy Certificate programme plays a significant part in Bupa APAC’s Net Zero journey, supporting its 2025 carbon reduction targets,” said Ms Low.