NOVENTI is the first German company to be part of the pontifical “Laudato si‘ Challenge”. As keynote speaker, NOVENTI executive board member Dr. Sven Jansen will present the activities of the group of companies for climate-neutral and sustainable action to Pope Francis on December 4, 2019.
The “Laudato si' Challenge” is Pope Francis’ annual initiative, based on his environmental encyclical Laudato si', published in 2015 and proclaimed before the United Nations General Assembly. From December 3 to 5, selected international representatives from business and NGOs will meet at the Vatican.
Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO of NOVENTI Health SE, explains: “Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. With the encyclical Laudato si', Pope Francis has expressed his concern for the creation and the future of the planet. We share this stance. The responsible use of natural resources and the reduction of CO2 emissions are important concerns for us. In doing so, we want to contribute to the preservation of the foundations of our lives, in the spirit of the Holy Father’s environmental encyclical.”
Because good words and good deeds are important in the fight against global warming, the NOVENTI delegation will take its visit to Rome as an opportunity to make the Vatican’s only pharmacy climate-neutral. Together with Fokus Zukunft Institute, the emissions of the Vatican Pharmacy, founded by monk Eusebio Fronmen in 1874, were calculated and offset. Talks about additional sustainable measures for the busiest pharmacy in the world are taking place between the Vatican and NOVENTI.
Dr. Sven Jansen, member of the NOVENTI executive board: “As a leading healthcare company, we focus on keeping people healthy in everything we do. We put this in a nutshell by saying: For the future of healthcare. Sustainability is part of our company philosophy. Because healthy people require a healthy environment.
With this campaign and our participation in the 'Laudato si' Challenge', we also want to encourage other companies to work for more climate protection and thus become the engine for more sustainability in the economy. Of course, NOVENTI does not have the perfect answer to the climate crisis. However, by working shoulder to shoulder with other companies, we are certain to find more ways to reduce our ecological footprint and pave the way towards a healthier future.”
NOVENTI has made environmental protection an important benchmark for the company's success. This includes a large number of activities and measures in the field of environmental protection for which NOVENTI has already received awards, including “Climate Promoter 2019 / 2020” from the Senate of the Economy.