NRW Environment Minister Oliver Krischer visits the MEDICE Health Family in Iserlohn
North Rhine-Westphalia's Environment Minister Oliver Krischer visited the MEDICE Health Family in Iserlohn on 02.09.2023.
During his visit to the company's headquarters in Iserlohn, the Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia was interested in the transformation process to the MEDICE Health Family with the aim of becoming a pioneer in the field of patient-centered health management, in which pharmacological care, nutrition and mental health are connected via digital platforms and individually optimized based on data.
The conversation also highlighted very practical examples of actions that have a positive impact on the environment, including efforts to secure the energy supply at the company's Iserlohn site with the help of its own combined heat and power plant, the expansion of existing photovoltaic systems and the connection to the Iserlohn district heating network. The Minister of Transport also showed great interest in the Health Family's plans to establish a sustainable and resource-saving transport cycle with its own plastic crates and pallets in the distribution of pharmaceuticals.
Another key point of the event was the company's commitment to environmentally friendly business models and its ongoing efforts to minimize its ecological footprint by means of its own company sustainable4U GmbH, which was founded in 2020. "We have made it our goal to contribute to the quality of life of people in different phases of life and to the preservation of natural areas, such as flowering areas, with the help of interlocking nutrition, health and environmental concepts," said Franziska Dolle, Director Strategy & Operations of sustainable4U.
The event provided an excellent platform for intensive dialog. It highlighted the company's efforts to combine innovation, sustainability and responsibility in all its business activities.
Minister Oliver Krischer was clearly impressed by the modernity and versatility of the MEDICE Health Family. He emphasized his appreciation of the Health Family's sustainable commitment, such as the innovative approach of shipping pharmaceuticals in reusable boxes. This, he said, minimizes the ecological impact of transportation while saving energy. The Mister was equally fascinated by the continuous expansion of photovoltaic systems on the site, as well as the planned connection to the district heating network to sustainably secure and calculate the energy supply. According to Minister Krischer, the commitment of the Health Family deserves credit and recognition.
Dr. med. Katja Pütter-Ammer, managing partner of MEDICE, was very pleased: "The meeting with Environment Minister Oliver Krischer was a wonderful opportunity to discuss not only our strategic transformation process, but also together the major health issues of our time such as sustainability, climate and ecological health."