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.
For us, acting responsibly means among other things to have a sustainable and responsible business and management, to have a diversified workforce and take care of our employees, to minimize our negative impact on our surrounding environment and to support initiatives for promotion of human and labor rights and anti-bribery. Our CSR-policy serves as an overall standard for these efforts and can be found in its total length here.
Orifarm joined the UN Global Compact in 2018, and we are consequently incorporating the Ten Principles into our strategies, policies and procedures. You can find our Communication On Progress reports here:
Our social responsibility goes beyond our own internal value chain. Social responsibility is also important to us when we select suppliers and products. Therefore, Orifarm has adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct. The aim of this Supplier Code of Conduct is to support the growth of a responsible and profitable business with our suppliers and partners. The Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our expectations towards our suppliers and forms part of all engagement between Orifarm and its suppliers.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct can be found here.
The UK Modern Slavery Act requires every company (in the UK) with a turnover exceeding 36 Million £ per year to declare, in a public statement, the measures to prevent slavery and servitude, forced or compulsory labor, and human trafficking in its operations and its value chain. You can read Orifarm Group’s statement to fulfill the UK Modern Slavery Act in relation to Section 54 of the Act here.
To us, sustainable management has several meanings. First of all, we focus on taking good care of our employees and secondly, we aim to create a motivating environment, where our employees thrive and develop.
In addition to this, we value being a social and friendly organization that accommodates diversity. Diversity in Orifarm is about recognizing employees because of, not despite of the fact that they are different. 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 competent partner for our stakeholders. Therefore, it is natural for us to work against corruption and to promote good business ethics.
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 impact, we have incorporated an environmental policy throughout the whole organization that guides us on how to take care of the environment in daily life. This means that we constantly work to reduce our energy consumption and waste management.
Our environmental policy is available for authorities by request.
Charity and Philanthropy
As a successful pan-European company, we consider it our duty to take on social responsibility and to contribute to improving the conditions for humans, animals and nature. Our charity actions continue a long standing tradition in 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 levels.
One of our largest charity projects has been the H.C. Andersen Schools in Cambodia, where Orifarm's donations have led to seven new schools and have helped numerous local children get an education.
Examples of other projects that we have supported are:
- The 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: