Our Responsibility

It is important to us that we make a difference – not only in the field of pharmaceuticals. As an international company we have a natural obligation to act responsibly and to make an effort in our surrounding societies.

In short, to act responsibly for us means to have a sustainable business and management, to have a diversified staff and take care of our employees, to minimize our negative impact on our surrounding environment and to support future growth in those parts of the world, where things like clean water and education are not a given.

Sustainable Business

Within our two business areas, we aim to be a progressive player in the healthcare business that provides competition for the market and savings for consumers and society. 

The most recent calculation from EAEPC in 2010 showed that Orifarm alone saved society and customers EUR 43 million in direct savings on the two main markets, Denmark and Germany. 

Our generic business also provides millions in savings. Generic products are on average 77 % cheaper than the original products. Due to reimbursements from the authorities, which are calculated on the basis of the cheapest medicine, generic pharmaceuticals saved the Danish society EUR 645 million in 2010.

Sustainable Management

To us, sustainable management has several meanings. First of all, we focus on taking good care of our employees and we aim to create a motivating environment, where our employees thrive and develop.

In addition to this, we value being a social and friendly organisation that accommodates diversity. Diversity in Orifarm is about recognizing employees because of, not despite the fact that they are different. We have successful experiences in employing physically and mentally disabled people on special and individualized terms. We see the potential of each employee and create opportunities for everyone to develop at work.

Being an international company, it is also of great competitive importance that we share experiences and gather learnings from each other's different cultures.

Furthermore, Orifarm places great emphasis on being a good and compentent partner for our stakeholders. Therefore, it is natural for us to work against corruption and to promote good business ethics.

Environment

It is our aim to contribute to a better environment by ensuring that environmental concerns are a natural part of all our activities.

Orifarm primarily effects the environment through the resources we use in our buildings and for transportation. To minimize environmental impacts, we have incorporated an environmental policy throughout the whole organisation that guides us on how to take care of the environment in daily life. This means that we are constantly working to reduce our energy consumption and waste management.

Our environmental policy is being renewed every second year in order to ensure that we keep focusing on this area and setting new goals.
To evaluate and monitor that we are meeting the goals and requirements in our environmental policy, we make a biennial environmental report as well.

Our environmental policy and report is available for authorities by request.

Charity and social engagement

As a successful pan-European company, we see it as our duty to take on social responsibility and to contribute to improving the conditions for humans, animals and nature. Our charity actions continues a long tradition of our company. For many years we have been committed to projects worldwide that help people in need and provide support to future development at both local, national and international level.

One of our largest charity projects has been the H.C. Andersen Schools in Cambodia, where Orifarms donations have lead to seven new schools and have helped numerous of local children getting an education.

Examples of other projects that we have supported are:

  • Building of wells in India in order to ensure access to clean drinking water through DanChurchAid
  • Vaccination and education of children in the Third World through UNICEF
  • Projects in Southeast Asia for the survival of elephants and tigers
  • Preservation of wildlife in Eastern Europe and India
  • The Danish “Plant a Tree” project in a campaign to support Danish forests
  • Supporting the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society

As part of our commitment to society, we are donating our excess pharmaceuticals to hospitals in third world countries, through the organisation Global Medical Aid.

At this moment our key focus is on rural villages in Myanmar, where our donations are supporting a sustainable development.

Click below to read more about our exciting projects:

Villages in Myanmar                   Schools in Cambodia