Our business impacts the climate, both directly via our operations and indirectly via our supply chain. Oriflame is present in countries that are already experiencing the severe effects of climate change, which motivates us to take action to reduce our impact.
We are committed to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. Oriflame also commits to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions 22% per unit sold over the same timeframe.
We implemented a company-wide emissions reduction programme in 2010 and in 10 years’ time we managed to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 76% (in Scope 1, Scope 2 and parts of Scope 3).
We are continuously working to increase the use of renewable electricity across our business. Since 2018, we have purchased 100% renewable electricity in all Oriflame-operated buildings. For the sites that do not procure electricity directly, we have matched our electricity consumption with Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in Europe and International REC Standard (I-RECs) on other continents. The origin of this electricity is a mix of wind power, solar power and hydro power. We have solar panels installed at our manufacturing sites in India (Wellness) and Poland.
Since 2019, we have compensated annually for parts of the greenhouse gas emissions we cannot reduce (Scope 1, Scope 2 and selected categories in Scope 3). This has been done by purchasing carbon credits in reforestation, forest conservation, and renewable energy projects in India, China, Mexico and Indonesia. By balancing our emitted emissions with an equal amount of climate-reduction initiatives and carbon credits, we are climate neutral in our own operations, including our own manufacturing sites.