Double awards for Friend-Ship Gastronomy


Friend-Ship Gastronomy, subsidiary of sustainable4U GmbH and operator of the company restaurant of the MEDICE Health Family in Iserlohn, was again awarded the Bioland certificate in "Silver". For the first time this year, the company has also received the KAHV certification of the "National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste".

With its own company sustainable4U, founded in 2020, MEDICE has set itself the goal of contributing to the quality of life of people and the preservation of natural areas with the help of interlocking nutrition, health and environmental concepts.

For the company, acting responsibly and sustainably in terms of people and the environment also means actively supporting the health- and environmentally-conscious diet and lifestyle of its employees. Employees and guests should enjoy healthy and sustainable food. Therefore, healthy and varied regional and seasonal dishes are offered in the company's own employee restaurant of the MEDICE Health Family.

Integrated into the sustainability concept of the MEDICE Health Family, the Friend-Ship employee restaurant at the company location in Iserlohn meets the high standards of the organic farming association "Bioland" for the second time. In compliance with the demanding ecological standards and within the framework of the comprehensive quality assurance system, Friend-Ship was certified with "Silver" for the second time following the comprehensive inspection process. The renewed certification is proof of the company's success in meeting the prescribed criteria of the growers' association, which go far beyond the purely statutory criteria of the EU organic seal. Bioland Gold partners, for example, commit to an organic content of at least 90 percent. To date, therefore, fewer than 60 companies nationwide meet the extremely high standards required for a gold award.

"We are therefore very proud of the award. The requirements for the certifications are very strict. To achieve silver status twice in such a short time is, in our industry, virtually the promotion to the master class," says a delighted Carsten Griesbach, Managing Director of Friend-Ship.

With the certification of Bioland "Silver", the Friend-Ship therefore not only shows its commitment to varied regional and seasonal dishes. Thanks to the certificate, consumers can see at a glance that a total organic content of over 80 percent is already realized today. With this, Friend-Ship not only achieves improved transparency vis-à-vis its customers, but also clearly demonstrates its successfully implemented measures to maintain the highest quality standards with the aim of promoting employee health.

In addition to enjoyment, nutritional concepts are also the focus of the MEDICE Health Family subsidiary sustainable4U: "One of our guiding principles is: Together for a healthier world. Our daily drive is therefore to improve people's health and lives in as many areas as possible," says Dr. med. Katja Pütter-Ammer, managing partner of the MEDICE Health Family, "this also includes the economic, climatic and business context of our nutrition, which has a significant impact on our health."

Surplus food harms the climate - and costs many millions of euros a year due to rising expenses for personnel, food and energy. The aim of Friend-Ship is therefore to reduce food waste along the entire food supply chain. The certification of the Competence Center for Out-of-Home Catering (KAHV), which Friend-Ship Gastronomie GmbH received for its measures around an economical, health- and environmentally conscious eating style, is further proof of the sustainability commitment of the MEDICE Health Family.

About Friend-Ship GmbH:

Friend-Ship Gastronomie GmbH is a subsidiary of sustainable4U GmbH, an important pillar of the sustainability strategy of the MEDICE group of companies. sustainable4U GmbH develops and implements interlocking nutrition, health and environmental concepts and thus contributes to the quality of life of people in different phases of life and to the preservation of a stable environment. Friend-Ship Gastronomie GmbH implements the measures in the areas of gastronomy and events at MEDICE's corporate headquarters in Iserlohn. Optimized production and processing of food reduces storage costs and transport routes.