Sustainable Sites and Operations
Our business can make a positive social and environmental impact in the communities where we operate
We want to reduce the impact of our events, projects and facilities – it is important we get our own house in order. Increasing the sustainability profile of Oriflame’s buildings and operations is a key priority.
LEED® – or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a green building certification program that recognises best-in-class building strategies and practices. We are aiming towards LEED® certifying all our new construction and major renovations. We are proud to say that our new Manufacturing facility at Noginsk, Russia was awarded a LEED® Silver certification in 2015 using the LEED® for New Construction rating system. In addition our new Manufacturing sites at Roorkee, India received Gold certification under the LEED® for New Construction rating system. The project incorporated many innovative measures focusing in particular on water and energy efficiency and included the installation of roof mounted solar panels.
We have also developed internal guidelines and audits to improve our environmental performance across our business sites. The ‘Oriflame Green Office Guide’ includes detailed instructions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimising waste, sourcing sustainably and optimising water use. In 2015 the internal audit program continued to be rolled out at production sites, warehouses and offices. The audits are focused on environmental sustainability including energy efficiency, water consumption and waste. The results have helped us identify areas of improvement and establishing energy saving programs that can be replicated across the facilities. All manufacturing sites have targets to reduce their impact.
Our goal is to apply sustainability to every project and event that we plan. For example, we need to improve the overall impact of our global conferences. We already include travel for business and consultants travelling to Oriflame conferences in our CO2 scope – and have seen a significant decrease in emissions from travel since 2010.
We have invested in video conferencing systems and are making sure everyone has access to the right software for online conferences, and knows how and when to use it. We also regularly communicate with our employees to keep them informed on our targets, progress and the actions we are undertaking.
Our Global Travel Policy encourages all our employees to make travel choices that balance cost, convenience and environmental impact.
We have also published a collection of Guidelines for Responsible Conferences, which are designed to help us run more sustainable conferences that create pride and a sense of belonging among our leaders and employees.