The global health and care company, Bupa, a GGHH member and 2020 Challenge participant, announced last week that they have reduced their carbon emissions by 23% from their 2009 baseline, surpassing their target goal of a 20% reduction.

“In 2013, Bupa became the first health and care company to be awarded the global Carbon Trust Standard certification for its work on measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions. The link between health and environment has been emphasised by the World Health Organization, who estimate that one in eight premature deaths globally can be attributed to air pollution. The toxic gases released from burning fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emitted into our atmosphere is linked to heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory diseases.”

“In 2014 Bupa established an Energy Saver Fund which has funded over 950 low-carbon and renewable energy projects across sites around the world. The money has been used to install 233 solar installations in Bupa buildings from Madrid to Melbourne, and from London to Delhi, generating green electricity on their rooftops, alongside many other energy-saving projects.”

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Bupa’s 2015 carbon reduction target delivered!

Source: BUPA’s YouTube Channel