Our objective is to use only renewable electricity and carbon-neutral heat by the end of 2023.
Oriola’s energy usage includes lighting and ventilation in warehouse and office facilities. Our energy consumption also includes the control of conditions required for pharmaceutical warehousing, such as cooling or heating.
We are aiming to use only renewable electricity and carbon-neutral heat by the end of 2023, and we systematically increase their share. Among the recent initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint is switching to renewable district heating at our headquarters and distribution centre in Espoo, Finland, in 2020. This transition had a significant impact on our total renewable energy usage and our total CO2 emissions.
By the end of 2022, 91% of the electricity and heat purchased in Oriola Group came from renewable sources (95% in 2021). The renewable electricity and carbon neutral heat rate decreased slightly, which was mostly due to excluding Kronans Apotek’s energy consumption from the calculation.
In addition to renewable energy sources, we are improving long-term energy efficiency in large warehouse and office facilities.
Our initiatives have reduced Oriola's carbon footprint significantly from 2019 level.