Fossil Free Energy from Vattenfall Cuts emissions in Orthex
Vattenfall delivers 100 percent fossil free hydro power to Orthex’s factories in Sweden and Finland. This is an important part in Orthex´s ongoing sustainability work and goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030. Last year, Vattenfall and Orthex Corporation, a leading Nordic producer of household products, signed an electricity supply agreement of 100 percent electricity from hydro power labelled EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) to the factory in Lohja, Finland. As of 2021 Vattenfall also delivers 100 percent electricity from hydro power labelled EPD to Orthex´s factories in Gnosjö and Tingsryd in Sweden. The total yearly volume in the Nordics is approx.16 500 MWh.
Orthex is constantly searching for sustainable raw materials in their plastic products and increasing the use of recycled and bio-based materials and decreasing the carbon footprint in the production. The change to fossil free electricity in Finland resulted in reduced CO2 emissions of more than 600 ton in 2020.
Orthex is a leading Nordic houseware producer that strives to make consumers’ everyday life easier with its products that are presented under the consumer brands SmartStore™ in storage products, GastroMax™ in kitchenware and Orthex™ in home and plant care categories. Orthex aims to be the industry forerunner in sustainability. Orthex’s net sales in 2020 was 75.9 million euros with an operating profit of 12.3 million euros.