Eco-Disruptive seeks innovative solutions to address sustainability and health challenges – #BHHMembersInitiatives

The impact of the healthcare sector on the environment is clear, as its climate impact accounts for 4.4% of the world’s total. Thus, if it were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter on the planet. Climate change, pollution, waste, loss of biodiversity and habitat degradation pose enormous challenges to people’s health.

Sanitas and Bupa aim to achieve longer, healthier and happier lives while creating a better world. As a global healthcare company, their goal is to reduce the impact of healthcare on the environment and build resilient healthcare systems. To this end, Sanitas is opening the period to participate in the third edition of eco-Disruptive, a global talent and innovation program that is part of the company’s sustainability strategy.

The six areas of work will be: decarbonization, to reduce CO2 emissions; circular solutions, to reduce the use of natural resources; sustainable products and services that reduce the use of natural resources and harmful emissions; sustainable health choices, solutions that bring together customers and clinicians in the quest to mitigate the environmental impact on health; healthy buildings that contribute to healthcare, wellness and environmental care; urban restoration and regeneration to seek solutions that improve the health of local communities.

The program aims to detect and promote those startups that propose innovative solutions in the field of sustainability. Sanitas and Bupa have created a website where entrepreneurs with a project in any of the 6 areas with a positive impact on sustainability can participate and aspire to win eco-Disruptive 2023. The winning company will receive £200,000 to invest in the development of its sustainability solution. In addition, all finalist startups will be awarded £25,000 to assist in the development of a minimum viable product.

eco-Disruptive will bring together Sanitas and Bupa employees, entrepreneurs and startups to tackle some of today’s most important challenges to the health of our planet and people. “We are starting a new edition of our exciting global talent and innovation program that enables employees to design the future of Sanitas and Bupa. eco-Disruptive brings together three key elements of our strategy: sustainability, digital transformation and agile culture, with the firm intention of creating a movement to promote sustainable innovation. Our employees are a fundamental part of that future and innovation is a tool that allows us to accelerate our sustainability agenda,” explains Elena Juarez, Chief People Officer of Sanitas and Bupa Europe & Latin America.

Have you got what it takes? You have until July 5th to apply for the eco-Disruptive 2023.

Learn more about the initiative and apply now HERE.