Environment: Pursuing a net-zero impact on climate

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, impacting both health and healthcare systems. As a health and wellbeing company, we have a unique responsibility to take action, in accordance with our vision, for a healthier tomorrow.

Oriola is committed to using resources efficiently and reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Our target is to become carbon neutral in our own operations (Scope 1 and 2) by 2025 and achieve carbon neutrality across our supply chain (Scope 1, 2 and 3) by 2030. In addition, we are committed to setting science-based climate targets.

Our objective is to use only renewable electricity and carbon-neutral heat by the end of 2023. Some products require cold storing conditions, and the demand for cooling is increasing. Ensuring the energy efficiency of the cooling systems is central to reducing our carbon footprint. We also view the transition to more climate-friendly refrigerants as highly necessary. 

Transport is Oriola’s largest source of indirect emissions. We continuously work together with our transport partners to find opportunities to reduce emissions. In practice, this means, for example, optimising routes, using capacity efficiently and expanding the use of alternative fuels.

Waste reduction, recycling, and re-use form one of the key initiatives of our environmental work. Wholesale and distribution operations mostly generate packaging waste. To reduce waste, we deliver products from our distribution centres to recipients mainly in reusable transport boxes and with reusable cold shields. The efforts of our people and supply chain partners have resulted in systematic improvement of our recycling rate.

Material topics and strategic targets: 

  • Climate and emissions, including transport
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental impact of pharmaceuticals and packaging
  • Waste, recycling, and reuse

Target: Carbon neutrality by 2030 
Target: Increase recycling rate