Sustainability

Sustainability strategy

Sustainability is at the core of our business. We at Oriola have a responsible role in the entire healthcare value chain – we help our customers from the pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies to consumers. Oriola’s sustainability strategy sets the direction to our sustainability work through the key themes: Society, People and Planet. Our sustainability strategy is in line with the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

Read more about our sustainability strategy and long-term goals here.

Our commitment

We are disclosing the CDP Climate Change Program, and we are committed to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We align our policies and actions according to all the aspects of UNGC related to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Our commitment

Materiality Assessment

Constant dialogue with our stakeholders is essential for us to develop our way of working. In 2018, we conducted a sustainability stakeholder questionnaire with our key stakeholders to assess that our sustainability agenda is focusing on the relevant topics.

Materiality Assessment

Value creation

Oriola creates value for various stakeholders, from suppliers to consumers and owners. We have an important role in society through pharmaceutical distribution, knowledge and advisory as well as effectively helping to reduce healthcare costs.

Value creation

Society

We facilitate the introduction of new medicines to the market, and distribute pharmaceuticals and other health and wellbeing products. Our professional pharmacists working in pharmacies and our medical information and dose-dispensing services help people use medicines safely.

Availability of pharmaceuticals

We help to ensure the availability of medicines throughout their lifecycle, starting with clinical research and Market Access services.

Availability of pharmaceuticals

Quality Management

Oriola's quality management is founded on the laws and regulatory requirements applicable in the pharmaceutical sector and on quality management standards, especially ISO 9001.

Quality Management

Tax footprint

The tax footprint comprises the tax revenue generated for society by the company's operations and the distribution of the tax effect between countries.

Tax footprint

Supply Chain Management

Procurement principles, supplier selection and approval processes are important for Oriola. Oriola promotes adherence with its principles among its business partners and suppliers.

Supply Chain Management

People

We employ nearly 4,300 professionals in various roles in pharmacies, logistics centres and expert roles. Our goal is to ensure the commitment and wellbeing of our personnel. We want to offer the most versatile career paths in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as a fair and equal workplace.

Oriola as an employer

Oriola offers a wide variety of tasks in the pharmaceutical sector to nearly 4,300 employees in Finland and Sweden.

Oriola as an employer

Diversity

Oriola is an equal and fair workplace that supports diversity. Oriola's Code of Conduct defines ethical norms and business practices that each employee must observe in their work.

Diversity

Code of Conduct

The Oriola Code of Conduct outlines the ethical principles concerning our work, 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.

Code of Conduct

Business Partner Code of Conduct

We expect our suppliers and other business partners to demonstrate their commitment to our requirements concerning bribery and corruption, human rights, discrimination, environmental impacts and transparency.

Business Partner Code of Conduct

Planet

Minimising our environmental impact is a high priority for us. In accordance with our vision, we want to promote a healthier tomorrow and be a forerunner in our industry. Our goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Environmental Policy

Oriola Group’s Environmental Policy outlines the commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of our operations.

Environmental Policy

Carbon footprint

Achieving carbon neutrality means that we must reduce our operations' CO2 emissions to zero.

Carbon footprint

Energy

The significant environmental impact of our operations is associated with the energy consumed by our facilities.

Energy

Recycling

Our primary goal in waste management is to avoid the production of waste; our secondary goal is to make material recycling more effective.

Recycling