20.08.2021 09:15Lehdistötiedotteet / Press releases

Fossil free energy from Vattenfall enables reduced emissions in Orthex’s production

Orthex Corporation, Press release, August 20, 2021 at 9.15 a.m. EEST

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.

“Vattenfall has a clear strategy of enabling a fossil-free living in one generation and support our customers to reach their climate goals. Energy plays a central role looking at the life-cycle assessment (LCA) of products. By supporting Orthex to reach their high environmental ambitions shows that our product is important in the energy transition and our work is valued by the industry,” says Magnus Westberg, Head of Production Clients at Vattenfall Business Sales Nordics.

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.

“In all decisions we take, we look at the environmental impact. Global warming is one of the biggest environmental problems. We want to do what we can to reduce emissions in our own business and I believe this gives us a competitive advantage. Vattenfall is a reliable partner and in Finland we have worked together since 2017. It is a natural step for us to change our whole electricity delivery in the Nordics to fossil free hydro power. This supports our goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030”, says Alexander Rosenlew, CEO at Orthex Corporation.

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Further enquiries

Alexander Rosenlew, CEO, Orthex Corporation
Tel. +358 40 500 3826

Vattenfall´s Press Office, tel. +468 739 5010, press@vattenfall.com

Orthex in brief

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 and operating profit 12.3 million euros. The company has customers in more than 40 countries and local sales offices in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Orthex is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

Vattenfall in brief

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, which for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. That's why we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system through initiatives in renewable production and climate smart energy solutions for our customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people and have operations mainly in Sweden, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK. Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state. For more information: https://group.vattenfall.com/