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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.

From Orkla's Sustainability Report 2015

  • Energy and resource use

    Orkla considers it essential to reduce its energy consumption and maximise its use of renewable energy.
  • Emissions

    The emissions generated by Orkla’s own food manufacturing operations are limited. The main sources of environmental impacts are greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption in connection with the cultivation of raw mater...
  • Waste

    Increased waste and food wastage are one of the principal global environmental challenges. Orkla works continuously to increase production yield and reduce food wastage, a goal that is important for both the environment an...
  • CDP


    CDP (formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project) is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. 
  • Orkla GMO policy. Photo: Procordia

    Orkla's GMO-policy

    Orkla has adopted a wait-and-see policy regarding the use of modern genetic technology in the production of foods.


Inger-Johanne Eikeland

Inger-Johanne Eikeland

Senior Vice President EHS

+47 22 54 40 00

+47 91 30 87 49

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Primary objectives up to 2020:

  • Develop more environmentally friendly packaging and products with a smaller environmental footprint
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%
  • Reduce energy consumption by 20%
  • 30% less waste
  • Reduce water consumption by 20%
  • More effective transport solutions

Environmental data

Sustainability pledge

Orkla will minimise its environmental footprint by ensuring that the Group’s activities and products are not harmful to the environment.

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