Environmental health

Blooming health

We have been committed to pharmaceutical advancement for 75 years. During this time, we have noticed that the ongoing destruction of the environment is having a serious impact on people’s health. The increase in allergies, respiratory and heart diseases, and specific cancers as a result of undesirable environmental developments is worrying. The careless handling of our natural resources and the destruction of natural habitats represent a serious threat to all living creatures on our Earth. We would like to counteract this development with targeted regional projects and measures.


The establishment of a subsidiary on the initiative of company boss Dr. med. Katja Pütter-Ammer in the form of SUSTAINABLE4U, which builds on our commitments and translates relevant topics into business models that are compatible with the company and its competitors, demonstrates that sus- tainability is not just an empty word for the management at MEDICE.

One of the first projects was the healthy and sustainable staff restaurant. Together with the catering subsidiary Friend-Ship, a concept was developed based on buying directly from regional, organically orientated producers. This enables healt- hy, varied, regional, seasonal and Bioland-certified cuisine.

Within environmental health, we concentrate on restoring biodiversity and intact natural habitats through rewilding. Native wild plants such as viper’s bugloss are blossoming again and offer wild bees and butterflies, among others, a new home.

Dr. med. Katja Pütter-Ammer

Restoration of natural habitats

The destruction of natural habitats and biodiversity is making us ill. The result is an increasing number of serious, chronic illnesses. We orient our social involvement towards a comprehensive concept of health and, alongside the obvious projects for specific patient groups, we also promote social and environmental health projects.

Wild bees – highly specialised pollinators for species-rich wild flora

Within environmental health, we concentrate on restoring biodiversity and intact natural habitats through rewilding. Within this, we have been collaborating with the city of Iserlohn to convert areas into a cohesive biotope network. More than 30,000 m2 of these natural spaces have been created directly on our company premises and in the immediate vicinity. Once-native wild plants such as common bugloss, viper’s bugloss and sand pink are blossoming again and offer wild bees, butterflies and hoverflies a new home. Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem and, as they are greatly at risk, also symbolise the ongoing destruction of our environment.

Honey bees – small creatures with a big effect

The buzzing of honey bees from our own hives, which origi- nated with Gustav Pütter, the founding father of MEDICE, also hums around the company premises, where they pollinate our extensive tree population as well as our orchard and the surrounding fields. Although honey bees are not considered endangered, they are dependent on careful care and attention from beekeepers in order to maintain their populations.


The subsidiary GREEN GUIDES uses the latest digital food waste management to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens in hospitals and industrial companies. This frees up resources, which can then be invested into healthy and sustainable nutrition. This supports patients’ recovery process and improves quality in the hospital overall.

GREEN GUIDES calls this process “inwastement”: avoiding waste, saving money, investing in better-quality food. In the end, everyone wins. But above all the patients.