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Orkla contributes to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and President & CEO Peter A. Ruzicka

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and President & CEO Peter A. Ruzicka

Global sustainability challenges call for concerted efforts by business and industry and government authorities. Orkla wants to contribute to achieving the UN’s global goals for sustainable development.

Orkla President and CEO Peter A. Ruzicka was one of many top executives who signed a personal pledge in April to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On Monday, 6 June, Orkla took part in a leadership seminar organised in part by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to explore ways in which business and industry can actively advance efforts to achieve the SDGs.

“The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals up to 2030 describe the issues on which we must jointly focus to attain sustainable development. Orkla wants to contribute, and will use the global goals for sustainable development as a source of inspiration and guidance,” says Ellen Behrens, VP Corporate Responsibility at Orkla.

In 2015, in good company with Global Compact companies all over the world, Orkla put the UN’s new global goals for sustainable development on its agenda. In its sustainability strategy up to 2020, Orkla has identified four main topics on which to concentrate its efforts: nutrition and health, food safety, responsible sourcing and environment.

“Through its work in these areas, Orkla seeks to promote a sustainable value chain. Orkla’s sustainability strategy comprises a number of measures aimed at ensuring a healthy lifestyle, combating climate change, conserving marine resources, protecting the rainforest and promoting other important development goals,” says Ellen Behrens.