About Coloplast

For over 60 years, Coloplast has worked to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs.

Coloplast Globally

Leading with a Unique Perspective

Everything changes when you think from a user’s perspective. Patients’ ambitions and needs are what drive us — seeing the context of their lives, not just their conditions. With this broader perspective, that recognizes the importance of quality of life, we develop the products and services that move patient care forward.


Our Mission
Making life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs


Our Vision
Setting the global standard for listening and responding


Our Values

  • Closeness: Fostering a close relationship with all of our customers and the healthcare professionals we serve – is our goal.
  • Passion: We share a passion for making a difference and are committed to achieving it.
  • Respect and Responsibility: Respect for one another and the world around us will always be at the heart of our culture

Committed to Making Life Easier

The Coloplast story begins back in 1954. Elise Sørensen is a nurse. Her sister, Thora, has just had an ostomy operation and is afraid to go out in public, fearing that her stoma might leak. Listening to her sister’s problems, Elise conceives the idea of the world’s first adhesive ostomy bag.

Based on Elise’s idea, Aage Louis-Hansen, a civil engineer and plastics manufacturer, and his wife Johanne Louis-Hansen, a trained nurse, created the ostomy bag. An ostomy bag that helps Thora — and thousands of people like her — to live the life they want to lead.

A Simple Solution That Makes A Difference.

Today, our business includes Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Wound & Skin Care and Urology Care. We operate globally and employ about 11,000 employees.

Picture of Elise Sørensen

Forward Together

For over 60 years, Coloplast has worked to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Our commitment has taken us far, and we were never alone on this journey.

Users have shared their opinions, challenges and dreams. Healthcare professionals have worked with us to develop solutions that deliver even better outcomes. Local partners have fought side by side with us to give users a voice and improve access to healthcare all over the world.

Working together in this way — sharing knowledge across fields of expertise — has resulted in life-changing products and services that have given thousands of users the confidence to live the life they want to lead.

– Lars Rasmussen CEO