With over 75 years of experience, CUF is a paradigm when it comes to providing quality healthcare in Portugal, having a network of 20 hospitals and clinics, with more than 10,000 people working in the network.

Climate action

Aware of its responsibility, CUF has taken firm steps in the sustainability strategy, with an action focused on the three pillars of sustainable development: Social, Environmental, and Economic, thereby contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

The CUF Inspira Programme is a public avouchment of the commitment to sustainability, aiming to contribute to better management and conservation of natural resources and the minimisation of impacts on resource use and waste generation, acting actively in the following areas: water, energy, food waste, mobility, paper, CO2 emissions, recycling, and reuse of equipment and hospital and urban goods and waste. 

Sustainability is an integral part of CUF’s strategy, as well as an opportunity to fulfil its mission: to be able to continue to create value, sustainably, and to have a positive impact on the community. In this path of sustainability, we are certain we can demonstrate that it is possible to provide quality health care, sustainably, with good governance practices, being increasingly attentive to both our people and the needs of the communities where we operate. In this context, we highlight the concern regarding the combined effects of climate change and the unsustainable use of resources on the health of populations.


Joining the Porto Climate Pact is both another important step in our sustainability journey and a contribution to creating a healthy future for all.

Rui Diniz
Chairman of the Executive Committee of CUF, 2022