Production sites and offices
Increasing the sustainability profile of Oriflame’s own facilities and operations is a key priority. During 2011, a new greenhouse gas reduction target was set. This target aims to reduce Oriflame’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2020 relative to turnover, and applies to all our own production sites, offices and logistics operations, as well as business travel.
In 2011, audits were conducted at all in-house manufacturing sites to establish improvements with regard to energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, waste control and water consumption. Each of these areas is the subject of ambitious targets to be met by 2015. For example, energy and water demand reduction initiatives have been implemented in a number of our factories with plans for further investment during 2012. We have also moved a proportion of our electricity demand to certified renewable sources in Sweden and Poland.
The new distribution and production facilities under construction in Moscow are being LEED Green Building certified prior to completion, with the aim of making them among the very few industrial projects in Russia to gain such an independent certification.
Oriflame is also implementing a strategy for improving the environmental profile of all its offices worldwide, which also is seen as a way to engage employees and consultants in the Company’s sustainability work. This includes the provision of manuals for all office managers and guidelines for employees regarding energy use, recycling and other sustainability tips. A corresponding strategy for Oriflame conferences is under development.