Bupa UK announces corporate membership of EMpower and OUTstanding
Bupa UK is proud to announce it is strengthening its commitment to diversity and inclusion by joining EMpower and OUTstanding, corporate membership organisations committed to creating diverse and inclusive businesses.
More diverse and inclusive organisations out-perform the competition, with the most diverse workplaces 45% more likely to financially outperform their industry average than the least diverse workplaces (INvolve & Cebr, 2018). All colleagues at Bupa will benefit from EMpower and OUTstanding’s suite of programmes, events and advisory work, tailored to shifting the dial on ethnic minority and LGBT+ inclusion respectively and addressing the unique challenges these communities face in the workplace.
EMpower, OUTstanding and Bupa will be working together to support a diverse talent pipeline and empower advocates for inclusion at all levels of the organisation.
Bupa joins a network comprising over 25% of the FTSE100. EMpower and OUTstanding facilitate the formation of cross-industry and cross-sector connections through events and programmes, enabling the sharing of best practice, research and resources.
David Hynam, CEO of Bupa UK, said: “We’re delighted to be working with INvolve to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion. At Bupa we celebrate diversity, welcoming people from all backgrounds and want to be as diverse as the customers, patients and residents we serve.”
Suki Sandhu, CEO and founder of EMpower and OUTstanding, said: “EMpower and OUTstanding are built on the belief that businesses are more profitable, resilient and better places to work when colleagues feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. We want to create a business world that involves 100% of everyone and we’re delighted to begin working with Bupa to bring this to life.”
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About EMpower and OUTstanding
EMpower and OUTstanding are professional membership organisations, working with businesses to drive positive and sustainable growth through inclusion. Working with over 25% of the FTSE100, they offers a suite of comprehensive benefits and programmes to facilitate the inclusion and support of ethnic minority and LGBT+ employees and their advocates.
Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.
We have 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 23,300 aged care residents.
We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland, and many more through our associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.
Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.
For more information, visit www.bupa.com.