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Results and reporting

Orkla seeks to promote trust in the Group’s operations through good, open communication. We publish an annual report on our corporate responsibility and sustainability work. Through our website, we also provide information on Orkla’s routine work procedures and on important actions that we have taken. Orkla also reports on its environmental work to the investor initiative CDP and on its efforts to promote responsible sourcing to the member-based resource centre IEH – Ethical Trading Initiative Norway.

In Orkla’s corporate responsibility work, we place emphasis on identifying the topics of corporate responsibility that are most relevant to our operations and the sustainability challenges that present particular business risks or opportunities for Orkla. In making our assessment, we take account of the importance of our efforts for society at large, the needs of key stakeholder groups and the long-term significance for Orkla’s competitiveness. Orkla’s sustainability reporting covers the Group’s efforts to address the topics identified as important or material. The process of analysing materiality is described in greater detail below.

The reporting for 2015 is included in Orkla’s Annual Report, which was published on 17 March 2016. The report is based on the guidelines of the international reporting organisation Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Orkla strives to report according to the GRI G4 Core reporting guidelines, and Orkla’s sustainability reporting for 2015 contains data relating to a range of Standard Disclosures from the GRI guidelines. An overview of the indicators covered is provided below. The choice and treatment of information is otherwise based on the GRI principles for good reporting practices, and we have focused on providing a good overall understanding of Orkla’s work, reporting on material matters and activities, presenting a balanced picture and facilitating comparison with 2014.
The information in Orkla’s sustainability report is based on input from numerous entities and data sources. Great emphasis has been placed on ensuring that the information is correct. However, the report does not aim to cover in detail every matter that might be signifiicant for individual local companies, activities or products.

Unless otherwise stated, the key figures in Orkla’s sustainability reporting cover every business in which Orkla owned an interest of more than 50% as of 31 December 2015. The key figures for emissions, energy use and water consumption have been verified by the independent company CO2focus AS. For information on the sustainability work carried out by Orkla’s subsidiaries Sapa and Jotun, we refer to the companies’ own reports.

To enable us to further develop and improve our sustainability performance and reporting procedures, we welcome comments and suggestions. Such comments may be sent to

  • Materiality analysis

    The choice of topics and indicators for reporting Orkla’s sustainability work is based on a materiality analysis prepared in 2015.
  • The GRI index

    Orkla reports annually on its corporate responsibility and sustainability work based on the guidelines of the international reporting organisation, the Global Report Initiative (GRI).
  • Global Compact

    Global Compact

    Orkla joined the UN Global Compact in 2005, and participates with more than 12,000 other companies and organisations in efforts to promote the Global Compact’s Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the envir...
  • Dow Jones

    Dow Jones

    For the sixth year in a row, Orkla is featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
  • CDP


    CDP (formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project) is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. 

Annual Report 2015

Sustainability Report included
Annual Report 2015 - Sustainability Report included


  • Inger-Johanne Eikeland

    Inger-Johanne Eikeland

    Senior Vice President EHS

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    Ellen Behrens

    Vice President CR

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  • Håkon Mageli

    Håkon Mageli

    Group Director, Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs

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