Sevenum, the Netherlands, 18 April 2023. As of 2023, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE received an MSCI ESG Rating of AAA. This places Europe’s leading online pharmacy among the top 4% of its industry (Health Care Providers & Services) globally. The rating recognises the company’s commitment to sustainability and its efforts to integrate sustainable practices into operations.
“We are delighted to have been awarded the MSCI AAA Rating for our ESG performance,” says Stephan Weber, CCO and Deputy CEO of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE. “Sustainability is a key priority for our company; we are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and society as a whole. This rating is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. We will continue to build on our sustainability initiatives in the future.”
MSCI ESG Research provides MSCI ESG Ratings on global public and a few private companies on a scale of AAA (leader) to CCC (laggard), according to exposure to industry-specific ESG risks (Environmental, Social and Governance) and the ability to manage those risks relative to peers. The MSCI AAA Rating is the highest possible rating and is awarded to companies that demonstrate industry-leading management of ESG risks.
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE’s ESG performance is driven by its commitment to sustainability and focus on reducing its environmental impact while contributing positively to society. The online pharmacy scores with an above-average performance in the areas of governance, labor management as well as product carbon footprint. The company’s sustainability strategy includes various measures to reduce the environmental carbon footprint, such as the use of renewable energy sources as well as the measurement and reduction of emissions along the entire value chain.
Anna Toennessen, Associate Director, Sustainable Development at SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, adds, “ Our ambitions to manage our carbon footprint along our value chain and reduce it to Net Zero by 2040 is an important part of our strategy to achieve environmental sustainability. The fact that our decarbonisation strategy places us among the global leaders in the industry motivates us to continue to move forward courageously.”
ABOUT SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE.
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE is one of Europe’s leading and fastest-growing online pharmacies, currently operating in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Headquartered in the Dutch logistics hub of Sevenum near Venlo with locations in Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Tongeren, Warsaw, Milan, Lille and Eindhoven, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE offers its customers a broad range of more than 150,000 products at attractive prices: OTC, beauty and personal care products as well as prescription drugs, supplemented by high quality natural food and health products, low carb products and sports nutrition. Currently, close to 10 million active customers trust SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE.
Since safe and reliable pharmaceutical advice are top priorities at SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, the e-pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical consulting services. In preparation for the full introduction of the electronic prescriptions in Germany, the company is continuously expanding in the area of digital health services.
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE N.V. has been listed on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) since 2016 and is part of the SDAX stock index.