We care for the well-being of our community
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We invest 1% of our profits in promoting health in the communities where we operate. In 2022, we invested 2.4 M€ in community projects. Fundación Sanitas is the mechanism through which we care for the well-being of our environment, promoting health and social transformation as essential elements of positive change.
Over 20 years ago, Fundación Sanitas was created with the firm commitment to promote health and social transformation through research, the inclusion of people with disabilities and the recognition of medical teaching. Inclusive sports and the promotion of the excellence of the best healthcare professionals are the two pillars on which its actions are based, as well as the development of digital tools that favour the dissemination of information regarding healthier lifestyle choices.
Inclusion for everyone by means of healthy competition.
The joint practice of sports between people with and without disabilities contributes to giving children with disabilities the same possibilities as others to access physical education and, therefore, to a high-quality and healthy life, while enjoying a shared experience and social inclusion.
Inclusive Sport in Schools (DIE)
This program is now in its 11th annual edition and has been held in Madrid, Ibiza and Extremadura. It was created by the Cátedra Fundación Sanitas de Estudios sobre Deporte Inclusivo (Fundación Sanitas Chair of Studies on Inclusive Sport, CEDI) with the aim of promoting the values of self-improvement, respect and empathy that inclusive sport promotes from an early age in schools. Since then, 337 schools and 46,072 students have already participated.
Senior-level Inclusive Competitions
In 2022, several senior-level inclusive championships were held, in which top-level athletes with and without disabilities competed in teams, including table tennis for the second year running, badminton and the triathlon. The participants were awarded prizes during the Inclusive Sports Night ceremony.
These competitions came about as a legacy of the 1st Inclusive Games, putting into practice the inclusive regulations that were created for the celebration of these games.
Since 2018, at Fundación Sanitas we have been promoting inclusive sport at the Higher Council of Sports school championships by holding various competitions with the same characteristics as both conventional and adapted events.
In 2022, nine inclusive championships were held: track and field athletics, badminton, wheelchair basketball, cross country, judo, swimming, rugby, table tennis and triathlon.
A total of 574 participants took part in all competitions, including athletes with and without disabilities.
Real Madrid Foundation: inclusive and adapted soccer and basketball campus.
In 2022, we renewed our commitment at the 13th annual edition, and organised inclusive activities in which 60 employees and their families participated.
Sanitas MIR and EIR Awards
The value of the talent of health personnel.
The value of the talent and dedication of healthcare personnel has become even more apparent after the COVID-19 pandemic. At Fundación Sanitas we have been recognizing this for a long time, specifically since 1996, the year in which we began to grant the Sanitas MIR Award, which recognizes the Resident Internal Physician who stood out during his specialized training. In 2022, we have added the Sanitas EIR Award for the best Resident Internal Nurse.
Solidarity in Action
According to the latest data provided by UNHCR, by the end of 2021 the number of people displaced by war, violence, persecution and human rights violations will reach 89.3 million, almost 10% more than the previous year.
Africa has the highest rates of early death. In Cameroon, specifically, infant mortality currently stands at 4 deaths per 1,000 live births, and maternal mortality is 596 women per 100,000 births.
Fundación Sanitas and Fundación Alentia have signed a collaboration agreement to care for the emotional health and provide mental care to foster children and ex-foster children in the Community of Madrid.
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Sanitas plays an active role in society and participates in forums, seminars and sectoral meetings to share best practices and extend collaborative projects in different areas.
The company is an active member of the following institutions:
The work of the Spanish Union of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies (UNENSPA) as the sector’s employer’s association, includes the promotion of transparency and the use of accessible language for policyholders.
Since 2005, we have been a promoter member of this association focused on sustainable management within the Spanish business sector. Forética is made up of a group of organisations and professionals whose mission is to promote the culture of ethical management and environmental and social responsibility, providing useful tools for the successful development of a competitive and sustainable business model.
Spanish Business Council for Sustainable Development of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
We have been part of the board of trustees of the Institute for the Development and Integration of Healthcare (IDIS) since 2010. This is a non-profit organisation, which disseminates knowledge, research and innovation, and defends the collaboration and complementarity of private and public healthcare. It constitutes a dynamic component of all the processes related to the health system.
Global Compact and the Spanish Global Compact Network
Since 2007, we have been a member of this organisation created by the United Nations to promote corporate social responsibility, a task that takes the form of compliance with the Ten Principles of the Global Compact, based on respect for human, labour and environmental rights and the fight against corruption.
Since 2020, we are a founding member of this non-profit association, promoted by civil society, which seeks to transform and promote the city in its recovery from the COVID crisis.
Sanitas S.A de Hospitales Patient Associations
At Sanitas, we collaborate and have close contact with the main patient associations in the country, with the aim of learning about their needs and concerns in order to continually incorporate them into our improving processes.