Orkla is committed to sourcing safe, environmentally-friendly raw materials. By setting clearly defined requirements for its suppliers and working together to solve complex challenges in the value chain, Orkla seeks to contribute to sustainable development.
Sustainable development means meeting the needs of today’s population without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Population growth and climate change are putting growing pressure on natural resources. This affects the quality, availability and price of key agricultural raw materials, fish and seafood. The production of certain raw materials can also pose risks to the environment, people and animals.
All Orkla’s suppliers are required to comply with the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets out the standards Orkla expects its suppliers to meet with regard to human rights, workers’ rights and social conditions, environmental waste management and anti-corruption efforts.
Orkla’s responsible sourcing work is based on a threestep model:
- General risk assessment of its supplier base
- Requirement that high-risk suppliers are members of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) and perform self-assessments
- Audit of business ethics when necessary
Procedures for identifying risk and monitoring suppliers have been implemented in 23 companies, which account for a total of 85% of sourcing in Orkla’s core areas.