Orkla’s operations must be carried out in accordance with the Group’s goals and values, the primary goal of which is developing people and creating value.
Orkla defines corporate responsibility as achieving commercial profitability in a way that is consistent with fundamental ethical values and with respect for individuals, the environment and society. Orkla’s principles for good corporate governance aim to lay the foundation for long-term value creation, for the benefit of shareholders, employees and society at large. Orkla’s Code of Conduct sets out the Group’s obligations in relation to such key responsibility issues as human rights, health, the environment, safety and anti-corruption efforts. These obligations are based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Core Conventions and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Group has also developed more detailed guidelines, among other things for monitoring of suppliers and anti-corruption efforts. Orkla is a member of the UN Global Compact, and is committed to operating in accordance with the Global Compact’s principles in the areas of human rights, the environment and anti-corruption