Oriola-KD aims to consider the environment in all its activities and to minimise adverse environmental effects. The most significant environmental impacts of the company’s business are associated with property upkeep, transport of pharmaceuticals, and packaging waste.
Oriola-KD seeks to decrease the amount of packaging waste from the distribution of pharmaceuticals by transporting medicines to pharmacies in recyclable plastic containers in Finland and Sweden. Transportation emissions have been reduced through managing and optimising the logistics of pharmaceutical distribution. Energy efficiency is especially considered in projects concerning new properties, and the use of energy is minimised.
Another important area in Oriola-KD’s environmental responsibility is sorting and disposing of pharmaceutical and other hazardous waste using the methods approved by the authorities. At Kronans Droghandel pharmacies in Sweden, customers can return pharmaceutical waste free of charge to collection points at the pharmacies. Oriola-KD processes all medicines returned by pharmacies in a controlled manner and disposes of them appropriately.