Sustainability Hub 2023

Fresenius Sustainability
Highlights 2023

Sustainability at Fresenius

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by Dr. Michael Moser
Member of the Management Board

As a healthcare company, we are – Committed to Life! Our focus is on the people we care for and those who make it all possible in the first place: our employees. And caring for people also means caring for our planet. Because healthy people need a healthy home. We are committed to doing our part.


From the Fresenius world

Insights into the sustainability activities at our hospitals and production sites.

People planting trees in the forest (Photo)

Back to the roots: Fresenius AllStar Forest

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Hendrik Otto (Head of Quality and Sustainable Culinary), Verena Kaiser (Ecotrophologist) and Till Braumann (Head of Catering) (Photo)

Sustainable catering

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Lab worker holding up equipment (Photo)

Angels for Change: Commitment to combating drug shortages

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Close-up of a doctor with a tablet in hands (Photo)

Relieving the pressure in the ED: Our Virtual Urgent Care Program

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Climate change and health

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A man and a woman are sitting at a table with 2 large and 4 small screens in front of them (Photo)

Monitoring our environmental consumption in one system

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Two people are planting a raised garden bed (Photo)

Redesign of green spaces in Hildesheim

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Close-up of hands in blue silicone gloves above sample cultures in a laboratory (Photo)

Safety Excellence Award: Prize for our production site in Haina

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A doctor has his arm around a patient and is holding her hand; both are smiling (Photo)

Embracing patient experience

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Fresenius Kabi Director for CSR Aylin Friedel from Germany has a conference call with Marvin Hohwieler in Chicago (Photo)

Global Competence Cluster: Collaboration to increase efficiency

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Close-up of a doctor during an operation (Photo)

AI in colorectal cancer screening

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Fresenius 2023 at a glance

~ 26,000000

This is the number of patients we treated in our healthcare facilities in 2023.

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22 %

less GHG emissions:

Compared to the base year, we have reduced
our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 22%.

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> 150


are present in our workforce.

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work at Fresenius.

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Our healthcare facilities are leaders in many areas.

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84 %

of our clinics offer a digital patient portal with a wide range of services.

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Sustainability in the core business

As a global healthcare Group, Fresenius offers both healthcare services and healthcare products through its operating companies Helios, Quirónsalud, and Fresenius Kabi: We operate hospitals as well as healthcare centers, and produce pharmaceuticals, clinical nutrition, and MedTech.

So, how does this all relate to sustainability?
In our infographics, we show where sustainability aspects come into play at our hospitals and production sites:

Sustainability in everyday hospital life

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Sustainability in production

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You can download the reports and other documents as PDF files here in due course.