New renewable electricity deal puts Bupa Asia Pacific on course to deliver 2025 carbon reduction target
Bupa Asia Pacific (APAC) is on track to achieve its 2025 carbon reduction targets ahead of schedule as a result of its Hong Kong sites switching to 100 per cent renewable electricity.
Bupa Hong Kong now joins Bupa Australia and New Zealand in sourcing clean energy through a three-year partnership with CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd (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. This will be achieved by Bupa Hong Kong purchasing renewable energy certificates generated or purchased from CLP’s wind, solar and landfill gas portfolio.
Bupa Asia Pacific Acting CEO Nick Stone said this renewable electricity deal forms a vital part of Bupa’s global Net Zero ambitions as part of our purpose to care for both the health of people and the planet.
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% 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,” Mr Stone said.
“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,” Mr Stone said.
CLP Power Senior Director of Customer Success and Experience Ms Lena Low said Bupa Hong Kong is the first healthcare group in Hong Kong to be powering 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.
Carbon emission savings have been estimated based on prior year emission data.