Consumer goods brand Orthex turns to hydropower for reduced production emissions

It supports the company’s ongoing sustainability work and goal for carbon-neutral production by 2030

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Orthex, a Nordic producer of household products, has been supplied with 100% hydropower for its factories in Sweden and Finland by Vattenfall, leading to reduced emissions in its production.

The two companies signed an electricity supply agreement of 100% electricity from hydropower labelled EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) to the factory in Lohja, Finland.

The move to hydropower in Finland resulted in reduced carbon emissions of more than 600 tons in 2020.

As of 2021, Vattenfall also delivers electricity from hydropower labelled EDP to Orthex’s factories in Gnosjö and Tingsryd in Sweden.

The agreements support Orthex’s ongoing sustainability work and goal to become carbon-neutral in its production by 2030.

Alexander Rosenlew, CEO at Orthex Corporation said: “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 hydropower. This supports our goal to be carbon-neutral in production by 2030.”