Global climate change is without a doubt the greatest environmental challenge facing the world. The changes we are experiencing will afect people’s livelihoods in terms of food production, access to water, health and the physical environment. The question is how to ensure social and economic development without causing irreparable damage to the environment.
Access to raw materials, water, energy and other resources is essential to our activities. Orkla is intent on assuming responsibility for the environment and minimising the impact of all parts of our value chain. Going forward, it will be important for us to consider the environmental impact associated with the production of raw materials, and how we can help to reduce emissions and water and energy consumption. We also want to ensure that raw materials are produced in areas where the land use is not detrimental to the environment.