Bupa releases first Modern Slavery Statement
Bupa Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) has released its first Modern Slavery Statement outlining the organisation’s ongoing commitment to assessing and addressing human rights risks across its businesses and suppliers.
The Statement reinforces Bupa’s purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world and has been released in accordance with reporting obligations under the Australian Federal Government’s Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Bupa ANZ’s Chief Executive Officer, Hisham El-Ansary, said the company’s purpose guides decision making across all business touchpoints.
“Our business was founded upon, and remains centred today, around supporting the health and wellbeing of our people, our customers and the communities in which we live and operate,” Mr El-Ansary said.
“We recognise the responsibility we all share to eradicate modern slavery around the world and are deeply committed to enhancing our focus in this area working alongside the Australian government, other businesses and the wider community for the benefit of current and future generations.”
The Modern Slavery Statement summarises the work Bupa ANZ has undertaken over the 2020 financial year. The Statement also outlines areas of focus for the next reporting period.
Bupa ANZ’s FY2020 Modern Slavery Statement can be found here.