Orkla’s operations must have the least possible impact on the environment. Important measures include reducing Orkla’s energy consumption, limiting its greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing waste.
The biggest environmental challenge now facing the world is climate change, which will affect people’s livelihoods, food production, access to water, health and environment. One fourth of global CO2 emissions derive from the production and consumption of food.
Orkla is committed to taking responsibility for and helping to tackle environmental challenges in every part of its value chain.
By taking action to reduce the environmental impacts of supplier activities and consumption processes, Orkla can make a major, significant difference. Examples of important activities are monitoring suppliers to prevent deforestation in the supply chain, developing packaging with a lower environmental impact and using product design that reduces food waste or makes it easier to recycle packaging.
Employee awareness and engagement are a crucial prerequisite for the success of environmental measures. Orkla’s environmental activities are organised by the individual companies, which are reponsible for ensuring that focus on the environment is an integral part of day-to-day operations. In 2015, Orkla adopted an environmental, health and safety (EHS) standard establishing common guidelines for all the Group’s business areas and companies.