Sustainability

Responsible Partner

Oriola Group is an efficient and reliable channel between pharmaceutical manufacturers and consumers. Quality management and compliance with official regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical sector are the foundation of our operations. Oriola Group business is regulated by numerous international and national pharmaceutical sector laws and other provisions.

Regulatory compliance

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.

Regulatory compliance

Supply Chain Management

Procurement principles, supplier selection and approval processes are important for Oriola Group as it wants to be a responsible and reliable company.

Supply Chain Management

Business secrets

All Oriola Group employees undertake to honour the company's business and professional secrets and other confidential information.

Business secrets

Key Indicators

As a pharmaceutical distributor and pharmacy operator, Oriola Group has a responsible role in the pharmaceutical distribution chain. Oriola Group adheres to ethical business practices. Oriola Group invests in the competence and development of the personnel and strives to reduce the environmental impacts of its operations as part of responsible business. Oriola Group monitors Sustainability performance regularly.

Key Indicators

People & Society

Competent and contented staff constitute the key success factor and the foundation of responsible business operations for Oriola Group. By investing in the competence and development of its staff, Oriola Group provides added value to its customers, meets the strict quality requirements of the pharmaceutical sector and ensures its competitiveness in a digitalising market.

Securing pharmaceutical safety takes priority in Oriola Group operations. Pharmaceuticals must be delivered safely and on time irrespective of the conditions. Oriola Group operations are designed to ensure that pharmaceuticals are available at all times and that they are handled in a manner that is in compliance with the pharmaceutical sector's regulatory requirements.

Oriola as an employer

Oriola offers a wide variety of tasks in the pharmaceutical sector to some 3000 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

Pharmaceutical safety

As a distributor of pharmaceuticals, Oriola is responsible for the storage of medicines and their distribution to pharmacies, hospitals and other pharmaceutical service providers.

Pharmaceutical safety

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

Code of Conduct

Oriola Group Code of Conduct guides management and staff practices. The Code presents Oriola Group corporate culture, which is based on law and 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 also provides confidential channels for reporting actions that are in violation of the Code and the consequences of these actions. The company's Board of Directors monitors compliance with the Code of Conduct.

  • We comply with the law
  • We avoid conflicts of interest and do not engage in bribery
  • We are committed to fair competition
  • We protect Oriola Group material and intellectual property
  • We do not disclose confidential information and we comply with insider regulations
  • We provide reliable financial records
  • We promote openness and transparency
  • We promote non-discrimination and fair employment
  • We promote health and safety
  • We minimize environmental impacts
  • We do not support political activities
  • We maintain continuous dialogue with authorities

Environment

The most significant impacts on the environment caused by Oriola Group 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. Oriola Group strives to minimize its environmental load.

Energy

The most significant impacts on the environment caused by Oriola Group business are associated with the energy consumed by its facilities.

Energy

Pharmaceutical transportation

Pharmaceutical transportation is one of the core businesses for Oriola Group. Its distribution network, which mostly consists of road transport, covers all of Finland and Sweden.

Pharmaceutical transportation

Waste

Oriola Group complies with the order of precedence laid down in the Waste Act. First, the generation of waste is minimised and then as much as possible of the generated waste is re-used.

Waste

Oriola Group Environmental Policy

Approved by Oriola Corporation Group Management Team in May 2018 and the Board of Directors in June 2018.

The purpose of this policy is to set the framework for environmental work in the whole Oriola Group and its Business Areas. The policy describes how the Oriola Group works to ensure a healthy life and a good environment for current and future generations.

In Oriola Group we are committed to:

  • comply with all applicable environmental legislation
  • work to lower energy consumption, minimize waste, increase recycling at our own premises and decrease the emissions generated from transportation
  • work to find further development areas, minimize risks of environmental incidents and prevent pollution
  • consider environmental issues when making procurement decisions, subcontracting agreements and investment decisions
  • ensure that resources are available to maintain and continually improve environmental activities
  • provide our personnel with information and opportunities to act in an environmentally-friendly manner
  • communicate our environmental impacts annually in different channels