The Espriu Foundation ranks second among health co-operatives worldwide.


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The Espriu Foundation ranks second among health co-operatives worldwide.

The Espriu Foundation has been ranked the second foremost health co-operative worldwide, according to the World Co-operative Monitor 2018, the only one of its kind that collects annual quantitative data on the global co-operative movement.

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This document analyses the performance of the 300 largest co-operatives and mutual societies in the world and includes a classification and analysis of the healthcare sector based on the financial data from 2016. The co-operative network of the Espriu Foundation ranks second according to total turnover, just behind the American co-operative Health Partners and followed by the Brazilian co-operative Unimed do Brasil.

The document, prepared by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the European Research Institute on Co-operatives and Social Enterprises (EURICSE), positions the entities comprising the Espriu Foundation (Asisa, Autogestió Sanitària, Lavinia and SCIAS) in third place in the ranking of healthcare and social service co-operatives in the world. The ranking is evaluated according to turnover over GDP per capita, in other words, a measure of the economic contribution of the company based on the GDP per capita of the country in which it operates.

In the classification that ranks the Top300 co-operatives, without differentiating by their activity sector, the Espriu Foundation has moved up thirty places with respect to the previous year and now sits at 193 on the list.


In its seventh edition, the study provides an analysis of the contribution of these entities to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN, based on their ability to counteract inequalities and generate human well-being and social capital.

When creating the World Co-operative Monitor 2018 section, analysts looked at the sustainability reports of the companies who appear in the Top 300 for 2018 (by turnover) and who joined the UN Global Compact or the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

You can download the World Co-operative Monitor 2018 report here.


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