Orkla sources raw materials from all over the world. We seek to contribute to sustainable development by setting clear requirements for our suppliers and working together to resolve complex challenges arising in the value chain.
Sustainable development is about meeting the needs of people living today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The combination of population growth, climate change and unsustainable farming and fi shing methods puts natural resources under heavy pressure. The production of certain raw materials may also present serious challenges with respect to poverty, child labour, animal welfare and breaches of labour standards.
Orkla sets clearly defined requirements for its suppliers and works in partnership with them to solve complex environmental and social challenges arising in the value chain. We require that all suppliers, irrespective of country, observe Orkla’s Code of Conduct and principles for sustainable and fair production. In 2014, we drew up a strategy for Orkla’s responsible sourcing in the period up to 2020 that is applicable to the whole Group.