We at Oriola have a responsible role in the whole pharmaceutical distribution value chain – we help our customers from the pharmaceutical companies to end users. To strengthen our sustainability impact, we systematically develop sustainability through our key themes in line with the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.
Our sustainability themes are People and Society, Climate and Environment, Responsible Partner and Economically Sustainable.
We play an important role in society in ensuring safe and on-time deliveries and sustainable usage of pharmaceuticals. Competent and engaged employees are the key success factor and the foundation of sustainable business for Oriola.
As an important actor in the pharmaceutical value chain, our responsibility is to minimise our impacts on the environment. Oriola Environmental Policy outlines the commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of our operations.
The most significant impacts on the environment caused by Oriola business are associated with facility maintenance, transportation of pharmaceuticals, and packaging waste. Oriola AB and Svensk Dos in Sweden have ISO 14 001:2015 (Environment Management System) certificates. The best practices for monitoring and measuring environmental impacts will be harmonised between countries to identify where improvements are needed.
In Oriola Group we are committed to:
We act as an efficient and reliable channel between pharmaceutical and other manufacturers and consumers. Quality management and compliance with regulations are the foundation of our operations. Our aim is always beyond regulatory compliance levels, and we require high ethical standards also from our partners.
At Oriola, economic sustainability means that we produce economic added value for shareholders and other stakeholders, such as personnel, customers, suppliers and society. We develop our operations systematically and utilise our resources efficiently.
Good corporate governance is the base for economic sustainability, as well as open and regular communication about the development of our financial and sustainability performance and the factors affecting it. We describe our economic impacts in more detail in our value creation model and key financial figures are presented in the financial statements.
We see economic sustainability beyond financial reporting. Our Code of Conduct guides management and personnel practices.
The Oriola Code of Conduct outlines the ethical principles concerning our work. The Code of Conduct applies to all our employees and businesses, and each employee is expected to follow it. The Code of Conduct represents Oriola’s company culture, which is based on law, good corporate governance, openness, fairness and confidentiality.
The Code of Conduct contains the company's policies on fighting bribery and corruption, compliance with competition laws, collaboration and dialogue with stakeholders, and employees' secrecy obligation and avoidance of conflicts of interest. The code of Conduct also provides confidential channels for reporting actions that are in violation of the Code of Conduct and the consequences of these actions. The company's Board of Directors monitors compliance with the Code of Conduct.
We have Business Partner Code of Conduct. We expect our suppliers and other business partners to demonstrate their commitment and our requirements concerning bribery and corruption, human rights, discrimination, environmental impacts and transparency.