Orion’s response to Ukraine
Orion condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The concern for our employees in Ukraine is great and our thoughts are with them at the moment, as well as with all those affected by the war.
We are in regular contact with our employees in Ukraine and are doing our best to help them and their close-ones in this shocking situation.
Orion channels humanitarian aid to Ukraine through international organisations. Orion has donated EUR 51,000 to the Finnish Red Cross to help those affected by the war in Ukraine.
Understandably, Orion is currently being asked to donate medicines to Ukraine. The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated, even in crisis situations, which means that Orion can only deliver medicines to those specified by law. It is also important and responsible to ensure that medicines reach the right parties safely and are handled correctly.
International Health Partners (IHP) is an organisation through which Orion has made charitable donations of medicines. We trust the organisation and channel our contributions through them. Among other things, IHP reports to Orion on how the medicines have been used in the target countries. Through these reports, Orion closely monitors the journey of the medicines and ensures that they reach the people who really need them.