Led by AMV BBDO‘s communication strategy, Bupa has taken on the planet as its newest patient, taking steps to care for it and help it live a long and healthy life, because if the planet is not healthy, the chances are we won’t be either.

Bupa, the international healthcare company which serves over 38 million customers worldwide has unveiled its global sustainability positioning in a new campaign. The communications strategy has been led by AMV BBDO who were appointed to work with the healthcare brand in May, following a competitive pitch alongside two other agencies.

Bupa’s new sustainability strategy, focussed on the intersection between human health and the health of the planet, defines the roadmap that the company will undertake over the next critical years to minimise the impact of healthcare on the planet, to find more sustainable healthcare solutions, and to create healthier, greener spaces where people can thrive. Bupa is moving to renewable energy, making their doctors’ and nurses’ scrubs from recycled plastics, and reimagining the way they deliver more efficient, lower carbon healthcare through new apps, technology, and other innovations.

An 80” launch film, which was shot entirely in studio using virtual production, 95% less carbon intensive compared to filming on location, kicks off the campaign. Directed by David Edwards and produced by AMV BBDO’s in-house production company Flare Productions, the short film will initially run in digital and social channels.

Introducing Planet Earth as a 4-billion-years old patient, the film shows healthcare professionals appearing to travel across the globe, performing medical examinations that would otherwise be done on people, on the planet. Monitoring the earth’s health because if the planet is not healthy, the chances are we won’t be either. By directly relating the planet’s health with people’s well-being, it allows Bupa, as a healthcare company, to play in this space while making the idea and the topic of sustainability relatable to all people.

On working with Bupa, Sam Hawkey, Chief Executive Officer AMV BBDO said, “With the climate crisis being labelled a health crisis, there is now more reason than ever for a health provider to play their part. Bupa is doing exactly this, and we are excited to help them do so.”

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