Every year Orkla carries out a general risk assessment of its present portfolio of suppliers and of any new suppliers.
The assessment tool was improved in 2016, and now contains assessment criteria relating to human rights, working conditions, the environment and corruption. A total of 85% of Orkla’s purchases are made from suppliers assessed as being at low risk of serious breaches of Orkla’s Supplier Code of Conduct. Potential high-risk suppliers must undergo a more detailed risk assessment based on a standardized method developed by Sedex. At the end of 2016, 282 of Orkla’s high-risk suppliers were registered in Sedex.