Focus on sustainability and CSR

Students at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and servoprax analyse the importance of sustainability in the IVD sector

As part of a project, students from the Faculty of Life Sciences focussed on sustainability aspects in the field of in-vitro diagnostics (IVD). Emilie Kühn from the ‘Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene’ degree programme and her fellow students investigated the environmentally relevant aspects of this medical discipline in cooperation with the company servoprax. In the following, Emilie Kühn reports on the research results and the insights gained.

Studierende der Hochschule Rhein-Waal bei der Firma Servoprax

"‘As a group of five students from the departments of Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene and Bio Science and Health at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, we investigated the importance of sustainability in the field of in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) in a pioneering collaboration with the medical device company servoprax. Our project, titled ‘Marketing importance of sustainability and CSR in the IVD sector - impact on brand image and success’, aimed to shed light on the role of sustainable practices and materials as well as corporate social responsibility on brand image and business success.

We had the unique opportunity to dive deep into servoprax's operations, giving us direct insights into the reality of the medical device industry. During our work, we analysed how sustainability strategies and responsible entrepreneurship can not only protect the environment, but also significantly boost a brand's reputation and success.

The results of our project were of great value to both sides. Through our research, we were able to make concrete suggestions for improvement, which provided servoprax with important impetus for the further development of its sustainability strategies. In addition, the project gave us the opportunity to apply our theoretical knowledge in practice and gain valuable professional experience. By working closely with Servoprax, we were able to deepen our understanding of the complex interrelationships between corporate management, sustainability and social responsibility.

This cooperation between Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and servoprax is an example of how academic institutions and companies can work together to promote sustainability and CSR.’ " 

Studierende der Hochschule Rhein-Waal bei Servoprax

(pictured from left to right: Hendrik Narius (servoprax), Marinja Mannek-Duhnenkamp (servoprax), Emilie Kühn (Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene), Elea-Carasa Krütten (Bio Science and Health), Leon Bayer (Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene), Maik-Ruben Sattelmeier (Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene), Alex Möller (Bio Science and Health)