Climate-related challenges are our shared responsibility. Orkla aims to contribute to meeting these challenges by reducing our own energy consumption and limiting greenhouse gas emissions in all parts of the value chain.
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world. The changes we are experiencing will aff ect people’s livelihoods, food production, access to water, health and physical environment.
The world is now using resources equivalent to 1.5 planet Earths. A key question is how we can ensure social and economic development without causing irreparable damage o the physical environment. The value chain for food and groceries presents major environmental challenges. A quarter of global CO2 emissions are attributable to the production and consumption of food. The combination of population growth, climate change and non-sustainable agricultural and fi shing methods is impoverishing the soil, destroying rainforest and putting pressure on agricultural raw materials, fish stocks and other natural resources.
Access to raw materials, water, energy and other resources is essential to Orkla’s operations. In 2014, Orkla set ambitious goals for minimising our environmental footprint throughout its value chain.