The Women in Finance Charter: Our commitment to gender balance
In July 2018, we became a proud signatory of the UK’s HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter. The Charter reflects the UK government’s aspiration to see gender balance across financial services.
Bupa is an international healthcare company, serving millions of customers worldwide. Key to our growth is, and always has been, being a diverse organisation, promoting an inclusive culture and workplace. We embrace our differences, as they make us stronger and reflect the needs of our customers. Becoming a signatory of the Charter underlines this commitment. We are also part of The 30% Club, which is a CEO sign-up campaign that aims to increase the number of women in senior roles, and earlier in the year we also joined INvolve, a corporate membership organisation committed to creating inclusive businesses.
Our initial commitment:
Through signing the Charter, we have committed to the following:
- To exceed 35% female representation for both the Board and Senior Management on an ongoing basis.
- To have one member of our Bupa Executive Team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion.
- To publish annually on our website a report on Bupa’s performance and progress against our target.
- To ensure the pay of the Bupa Executive Team is linked to performance and progress against our target.
Nigel Sullivan, Bupa’s Chief People Officer, said: “At Bupa we pride ourselves of being an inclusive organisation. With women currently making up 50% of our board and 41% of our executive team, we have strong female representation at every level of our organisation, right up to senior executives, and have surpassed Lord Davies’ recommendations of 33% female representation on boards for three years running. We are not complacent and we are committed to keep moving forward. Signing the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter will help us focus our efforts to do more”.
Joy Linton, Bupa’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “I’m delighted we’ve joined this initiative which underlines our commitment to gender diversity. As the Charter says, a balanced workforce is good for business, for customers and our people.”
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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 serve 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals and look after over 22,900 aged care residents.
We directly 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. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.
Health insurance accounts for the majority our business. In some markets we also operate clinics, dental centres, hospitals, and care homes and villages.
For more information, visit www.bupa.com.