About us


Orto participates in the work of the following organizations and movements

Estonian Chemical Industry Association

The Estonian Chemical Industry Association (ECIA), is a non-profit association, founded on the 16th of September 1991, uniting chemical industry companies in order to solve the problems that had arisen with the restoration of independence and the introduction of our local currency. At present, ECIA has 55 members.

The main objective of the ECIA is:

Development of the Estonian chemical industry, increasing efficiency, competitiveness and safety.

And the tools are:

Legislation, lobbying, training and mediation of the outside world.


Consumer Chemicals and Cosmetics Sector Group

The sector group includes the members of the Association who are engaged in the production and sale of consumer chemicals and cosmetics:

AS Orto, AS Estko, AS Chemi-Pharm, OÜ Flora Kaubandus, Henkel Balti OÜ, OÜ Kemitek, Joik OÜ, OÜ Nurme Looduskosmeetika, L’Oreal Poland and Baltic Hub, Unilever Eesti AS, Mayeri Industries AS, OÜ Eurobio Lab, Ontic OÜ, OÜ Turbliss, Perfect Cosmetics OÜ and Signe Seebid OÜ.

The sector group deals with emerging common problems both in Estonia and in areas arising from European Union legislation, such as cosmetics and natural cosmetics, detergents, biocides, REACH and CLP in consumer chemistry, and packaging and plastics.

Personal Care Association

Orto Ltd. participates in the work of The Personal Care Association through the Chemical Industry Association.

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International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products

Orto Ltd. participates in the work of International Association of Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products A.I.S.E through the Chemical Industry Association.



Estonian Environmental Management Association (ESMA)

A non-profit organization established on 21 April 2003 on the basis of voluntary membership, which brings together companies, organizations and individuals to promote business-related environmental activities and represents the interests of its members in addressing environmental issues.

The association acts as an intermediary between businesses and the state (e.g. participation in legislation) as well as businesses and civil society (e.g. relations with environmental organizations) and represents the interests of its members in environmental matters.


Responsible Care


Responsible Care is a chemical industry initiative launched in Canada in 1984, where companies decided to work together to continuously improve the health, safety and environmental performance of products and processes so that they can contribute to the sustainable development of both the local area and society as a whole.

In 2002, the Estonian Chemical Industry  Association (ECIA) and its 6 member companies Including ORTO Ltd. , joined the Responsible Care initiative

The goal is for the members of the Estonian Chemical Industry Association to behave in accordance with the unspecified good practices even if the company is not directly obliged to do so. It is the company’s care and responsibility for the effects of its products and activities, even when the product has left the company’s grounds. Because the company cares, it also takes responsibility.

Principles of the Responsible Care program:

  1. We consider taking care of human health and safety, protecting the environment, limiting emissions and pollution to be an important and integral part of the company’s business process.
  2. We encourage and instruct the company’s staff to act responsibly in the field of environmental protection and occupational safety.
  3. We are constantly working towards using the raw materials and energy sustainably and reducing emissions and waste.
  4. We are aware of and reduce the environmental and occupational safety risks of our operations.
  5. When implementing a new process or product, we find out their impact on the environment and human health.
  6. We inform the authorities about the company’s activities and its effects on the environment and human health.
  7. We inform the local population and other interested parties about our production activities and products and their possible effects on the environment.
  8. We instruct customers on the safe handling of our products and waste disposal.
  9. We expect and encourage our partners to follow the same principles.
  10. In case of technology transfer, we will explain to the host company the handling conditions necessary to protect the environment and human health.