‘Healthier life’

Our sustainability strategy

The Zur Rose Group has a special responsibility to society: we want to create a world for everyone to manage their health in one click. Implementing this business model to improve peoples' quality of life inherently follows the principle of sustainability. 

Yet, we understand that much more is needed to realise our ambition of a ‘Healthier life’ – that is to deeply weave sustainability into our corporate strategy at all levels. We acknowledge our responsibility to monitor, understand and act upon the social, environmental and economic impact of our own operations and that of the wider digital health industry. That's why we have structured our sustainability approach around four strategic pillars: Healthier People, Sustainable Planet, Caring Company, and Reliable Partnerships.

Our sustainability journey has already begun, and we will continue to embed sustainable priorities into our business practices. Just like the circular economy, our sustainability efforts will constantly evolve.

4 strategic pillars

Healthier People

Digitisation may have simplified our lives in many ways, but there is still a strong need for its integration into professional medical assistance and care. Based on our commitment to improving medication efficacy and providing easier access to seamless and higher-quality digital health offerings, we're rethinking healthcare for our customers.

Sustainable Planet

Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and a continuous rise in temperature will have severe consequences for our planet. Action is required. Our priorities include the reduction of our company’s carbon footprint, efficient energy use, sustainable packaging materials, and waste management.

Reliable Partnerships

In building a sustainable digital health ecosystem, we need to recognise the fundamental impacts of our business activities on relevant stakeholders and vice versa. We want to foster collaborative decision-making and share ownership with relevant ecosystem players. Our sustainability measures therefore include stakeholder identification, transparent dialogue, and the continuous implementation of the lessons learned.

Caring Company

Technology is rapidly changing customer expectations. In response, we are adapting our ways of working to best suit our customers' needs. A significant part of this is to constantly monitor and minimise any risks posed to our customers and employees in our use of technology. Data privacy and information security are areas of a particularly high interest for us. We focus firmly on reliable digital systems and data protection, new corporate governance and compliance principles, a value-oriented corporate culture, attractive working conditions, and talent development.

Walter Hess
Our sustainability strategy, ‘Healthier life’ is at the heart of everything we do. It gives us clear guidance in formulating our goals and also influences day-to-day operations. That's how we take responsibility and drive change at the same time – for the environment, the economy, and society.
Walter Hess
CEO, Zur Rose Group

Our sustainability report

Our first sustainability report, Zur Rose Group Sustainability Report 2021, discloses our ambitions together with current and future trends. This transparency helps us to appreciate our strengths and identify areas in which we can operate more sustainably. We will continue to engage in an active dialogue with major stakeholders to gain sound and relevant insights, and reinforce our commitment to sustainability. Together, we are taking the right measures to boost future success.

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of CO2 emissions in 2020*

*Calculations in accordance with the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol guidelines. Scope 1: GHG emissions from combustibles and fuels. Scope 2: GHG emissions stemming from the production of electricity and district heating. Sources for emission factors: Defra & IEA

Sustainability at all levels

To ensure the successful anchoring and implementation of our sustainability strategy at all levels of our organisation, the appropriate resources and responsibilities have been allocated.

Sustainable development is a key priority for our Board of Directors and Executive Board. As a result, we have established the Sustainability Council as a group-wide, cross-divisional coordination body. Additionally, we have created a Head of Sustainability management role to coordinate our sustainability strategy and associated goals.

Sustainable Development Goals

Our strategic approach to managing material topics is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were developed as a global blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. While all 17 SDGs are related to our activities and impact, we have identified 7 that are most closely linked to our strategic pillars:

  • SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

  • SDG 5 Gender Equality

  • SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

  • SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

  • SDG 13 Climate Action 

  • SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals

We pay particular attention to how our sustainability strategy can contribute in the most meaningful way to the SDGs as a core of our actions and an impactful contribution to responsible corporate citizenship.

All SDGs

United Nations Global Compact

The Zur Rose Group is committed to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with the mission to help companies align their strategies and operations with universal principles relating to human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. Becoming a member in early 2022 underpins our desire to contribute to advancing societal and environmental goals and use this framework to regularly report on our progress.

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Questions?

Want to know more? Our Head of Sustainability will be glad to answer any questions you may have about sustainability at the Zur Rose Group.

Additional contacts can be found here:

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Anne Walter
Head of Sustainability