Skip to main content

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 environment and anti-corruption.

As a participant in the Global Compact, Orkla undertakes to present annual status reports. We fulfil this obligation through the publication of the Orkla’s Sustainability Report, which describes the progress made in its work on these issues within the Group. Orkla’s Sustainability Report for 2016 is included in Orkla’s Annual Report. Orkla’s website contains more detailed information on the Group’s policies on and engagement in individual issues. The following overview explains where information on Orkla’s efforts to support each of the Global Compact’s Ten Principles may be found.


Principle 1
We shall support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Annual Report 2016, pp. 25, 37, 40, 69

Principle 2
We shall make sure that the company is not complicit in human rights abuses

Annual Report 2016 pp. 53-59, 68-72


Principle 3
We recognise our employees’ freedom of association and right to collective bargaining

Annual Report 2016, p. 25, 70

Principle 4
We oppose all forms of forced and compulsory labour

Annual Report 2016 p. 25, 69

Principle 5
We oppose all forms of child labour

Annual Report 2016 p. 25, 54, 58

Principle 6
We shall not discriminate in connection with recruitment or in the work situation

Annual Report 2016, pp. 25, 70-71


Principle 7
We shall apply the precautionary principle in all issues related to the environment

Annual Report 2016, pp. 25, 61

Principle 8
We shall undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

Annual Report 2016, pp. 55-64

Principle 9
We shall encourage the development and use of environmentally friendly technologies

Annual Report 2016, pp. 61-63


Principle 10
We shall work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Annual Report 2016, p. 71-72