Bupa’s science-based targets towards 2040 net zero goal approved

They include the international healthcare firm’s commitments to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by at least 46.2% by 2030 and Scope 3 emissions by at least 63% by 2034, both from a 2019 baseline

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International healthcare company Bupa has announced its targets towards achieving net zero by 2040 has been approved by the Science-based Targets initiative.

They include its commitment to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by at least 46.2% by 2030, from a 2019 baseline.

In addition, it aims to cut Scope 3 emissions from purchased goods and services, including insurance-related services, business travel, downstream transportation and distribution by at least 63% by 2034 from the same base year.

Bupa, which serves more than 38 million customers worldwide, will provide reports on its progress and strategies to Health Care Without Harm and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Nigel Sullivan, Bupa’s Chief Sustainability and People Officer said: “Having our targets approved by the Science-based Targets initiative underlines our commitment to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with recommendations from climate scientists.

“We understand the role that we must play, working with others, to drive urgent action to ensure a healthy planet for healthy people. Achieving these targets will require systemic change and radical collaboration between all stakeholders; businesses, governments, consumers, suppliers and the third sector. It’s not going to be easy but decisive action is critical.”