Our dealings with customers and partners are characterized by honesty, loyalty, friendliness and responsible action. Together with its partners, the company wants to live up to the standard of sustainability.
Since the beginning, Hevert has worked with a broad network of selected partners with whom we have, for the most part, maintained long-term relationships. Only in cooperation with these partners can Hevert meet its ambitious goals. Therefore, Hevert seeks out partners based not only on their professional expertise, but also on their environmental and social standards and for existing partners encourages their orientation towards sustainability. Examples include promoting certification such as that of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) or the requirement to supply controlled, organically farmed products. The ethical standards of the partner, such as the exclusion of biopiracy or child labor, even in preliminary products, are monitored by Hevert Purchasing. This way the company positively influences the purchasing behavior of its partners, supports them in their efforts to practice sustainability and paves the way for other environmentally conscious companies.
For its efforts and accomplishments regarding sustainability, Hevert-Arzneimittel was awarded the title “Future-oriented Company 2015” by the "Future Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate" (Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz, ZIRP). The decision of the independent jury was based on Hevert’s creativity, seriousness, long experience, and diversity of actions on behalf of social sustainability.
As a traditional, family business from the Nahe Valley with international ambitions, Hevert values the strengths of its country and region. The company is a reliable partner to the local interest groups and feels closely connected to Bad Sobernheim, where naturopath Pastor Emanuel Felke practiced for many years.
Hevert-Arzneimittel is actively committed to its roots in the Nahe Valley and its home in Nussbaum and Bad Sobernheim. "Work where others vacation" - The idyllic landscape of the Nahe Valley, with its vineyards and the Soonwald-Nahe nature park, make this a popular motto for many people in the region. Hevert, as an attractive employer, would like not only to contribute to the attractiveness of the region as a place to live and work. The company also regularly participates in regional events such as the spring trade show in Bad Sobernheim or organizes its own events. Since 2015, the Hevert Organic Christmas Market has been a regularly-scheduled event for the specialists in natural medicine. At a site where medicinal products typically run on conveyors, visitors can expect holiday flair from market stalls, Christmas trees, and many bright lights.
The company also provides support as a member of the regional "SooNahe" alliance. Hevert also regularly opens its doors to local visitor groups and works together with the Felke spa hotels in and around Bad Sobernheim. Together we strive to preserve the therapeutic ideas of the famous naturopath and honorary citizen of Bad Sobernheim, Pastor Emanuel Felke, and to advocate for health.
For some years now, Hevert-Arzneimittel manages and designs the medicinal herb garden on the grounds of the open-air museum in Bad Sobernheim. In an area of about 250 square meters, pharmaceutical and botanical knowledge about a multitude of medicinal and culinary herbs is imparted to interested visitors. All medicinally active plants in the Hevert Medicinal Herb Garden have signs providing information on the German and Latin names of the plants and their areas of application. The medicinal herb garden is designed to provide an accurate picture of the appearance and medicinal properties of the medicinal herbs to visitors, and to enrich the open-air museum, with its lovingly restored typical Rhineland-Palatinate architecture. The visitors of the museum of local history in the Priorhof in Bad Sobernheim can also have a look at various medicinal herbs in its garden. Hevert employees redesigned the garden because of the Felke anniversary week in July 2015 and it now invites visitors to linger.
Hevert would like to help those who are less fortunate to share in the success of the company, so it takes responsibility by supporting charitable causes.
Hevert-Arzneimittel has been aware of its social responsibility since the beginning and supports regional, national and international social projects and activities. In addition to clubs and associations, we also sponsor facilities in the Nahetal region such as kindergartens and elementary schools, for instance. A partnership between Hevert and the SOS Children's Villages, which provide a safe home for orphans and abandoned children, has also existed for over 10 years.
In October 2015, the Hevert Foundation was founded by Sarah, Marcus, and Mathias Hevert. Anyone who wants to truly help and make a difference over the long run needs to take on social responsibility and continuously support their fellow men. Regarding this, the Hevert-Foundation and Hevert-Arzneimittel go hand in hand. As a company, economic interests must take precedence at Hevert-Arzneimittel. As an independent foundation, however, the Hevert-Foundation can commit itself exclusively to charitable causes. The foundation aims to firmly anchor the support of charities by Hevert and to improve their sustainability. Its main goal is to promote health for humans and nature.
Hevert is especially passionate about the commitment by the architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, whom the company has supported since 2006. In 1998, Kéré founded the non-profit association “Schulbausteine für Gando e.V.” to finance the construction of an elementary school in Gando, his home village in the West African country Burkina Faso. The association was renamed the “Kéré Foundation e.V.“ in 2016. Today, the award-winning architect and Harvard professor supports development projects in the fields of education, healthcare, and nutrition in Gando. Its goal is to break the cycle of poverty and inequality.
Architect Kéré’s commitment perfectly mirrors Hevert’s corporate values through his philosophy of "Helping others help themselves," the use of natural building materials and the participation of the local people. Hevert-Arzneimittel also relies on raw materials from nature and seeks to strengthen the body’s self-healing powers with its natural remedies, not to just treat symptoms. Hevert is the main sponsor of a new school building and a library in Gando.
Since early 2009, Hevert-Arzneimittel has donated a percentage to the association for each package of medicine purchased as part of the "Gemeinsam für Gando" (Together for Gando) campaign. In September 2016, on the 10th anniversary of the commitment to the non-profit association, Managing Directors Marcus and Mathias Hevert and their sister Sarah Hevert, Chairperson of the Hevert-Foundation, had the great pleasure of presenting a surprise donation check of 60,000 euros to their long-time partner and friend Kéré. In the future, the Hevert-Foundation will also support Kéré in his charitable endeavors.
With the support of its customers, Hevert was able to donate around €300,000 to the association since 2006.
The company also supports those in need in the community around the corporate headquarters in Nussbaum. The Hevert Cup, the Hevert benefit soccer tournament, has been taking place biannually since 2010. Up to 20 company teams from the region line up against each other at the playing fields in Nussbaum to play together for a good cause. The total proceeds for the tournament are donated for social welfare projects in the region. That social responsibility is also lived by Hevert employees is impressively demonstrated by the employees’ involvement in organizing the Hevert Cup.
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