Achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 means that we must reduce our operations’ carbon dioxide emissions to zero.
The primary tool in reducing our carbon footprint is to make changes in our operations and supply chain, for example by switching to renewable energy sources. Carbon offset is a secondary means for us, to be used when it is not possible to further reduce our emission levels.
Oriola’s carbon footprint consists of three emission groups: direct emissions, which includes refrigerant leaks; emissions from purchased energy; and other emissions in the supply chain. The carbon footprint has been calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol accounting principles and covers the whole company.
Transport is Oriola's largest source of indirect emissions, as suppliers are responsible for the entire transport network. Close cooperation with transport partners makes it possible to reduce emissions by for example optimising routes, using capacity efficiently and expanding the use of alternative fuels. To monitor transport emissions, we also require transport partners to regularly report emissions.
Transport emissions can also be impacted at our distribution centres, for example by improving the filling rate of transport boxes, which reduces the number of boxes delivered to customers. For example, in 2020, we started using smaller transport boxes in Sweden for customer orders that contain fewer products. In Sweden, we also deliver part of our online orders as joint deliveries with pharmacy orders.