Fermion is committed to responsibility and continuous improvement.
The operations and activities in Fermion are based on compliance with laws and regulations, as well as with ethically acceptable operating practices. These principles, together with Fermion’s Values are the key drivers for us in our approach to corporate responsibility in our daily work, in whatever we do.
We are committed to sustainable development and constantly improving performance, aiming for highest standards in the industry with respect to the environment, health and safety. We aim to be a trustworthy partner in terms of economic, social and environmental criteria. We also aim to be an attractive and solid workplace, respecting human rights and equality. Our commitment to responsibility allows us to expect the same from our business partners.
Fermion is part of Orion Group, a Finnish company specialising in pharmaceuticals ─ a globally operating builder of well-being. Orion publishes a sustainability report once a year and Fermion’s sustainability metrics are published as part of the Group’s report. Although reporting on corporate responsibility is voluntary for Finnish enterprises so far, we consider it important. In addition to reporting, we also want to demonstrate in our daily operations that we care about the consequences of our activities and choices and that we make continuous efforts to improve our performance towards our targets.
You can access the Group's Sustainability information on this website.
Highlights of Fermion's environmental investments:
We know the most central material flows in our production operations. We identify the items needing development to minimise our waste flows. We forward our recyclable surplus materials for further re-use purposes. We manufacture our products right first time. We reduce the proportion of hazardous waste of our total waste.
Waste water management
We know the quality of our waste waters. We reduce the environmental burden on waterways caused by our operational sites by minimising the residues of harmful chemicals in our waste waters.
We targetedly improve the efficient use of energy and reduce our energy consumption applying practices determined in our Energy Management System. We participate in the energy efficiency programmes pursued by industry associations relevant to us.
Emissions into air and climate change
We contribute to the prevention of climate change by reducing CO2 and VOC emissions into air.
Supplier approval process and management
In the selection and management of our suppliers and collaboration partners we pay attention to their ability to meet the required levels of EHS affairs management.
Fermion is also part of the Responsible Care initiative of the International Council of Chemical Associations. Responsible Care® is a global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes.
Health and safety
We consider product responsibility to be one of the top priorities of corporate responsibility. As a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, we emphasise our responsibility for the safety of our products. Responsibility and caring are an integral, uncompromised and natural part of everything we do at Fermion. Product safety is linked to all our activities. The responsibility of the manufacturer and the manufacturer’s principal for the safety, quality and uncompromised compliance with requirements extends through all the phases and functions included in research and development, procurement, manufacturing, marketing and communications.
The legal and regulatory requirements by healthcare authorities, the primary purpose of which is to ensure patient safety, are guiding our activities in everything we do. In addition, we also follow the commonly agreed codes of harmonised practices applied by our industry internationally.
As a working community of highly educated professionals it is important for us to ensure that employees are committed to Fermion as their employer, and that they are satisfied with their working conditions, work assignments and the way they are rewarded for good work. We want our employees to feel that they have opportunities for professional development and that their experience to be doing high quality, rewarding and inspiring work that is socially important, and that their working community is well managed and safe and people are equally and fairly treated.