Orkla’s zero deforestation policy sets specific requirements for raw material production. This includes no clearance of rainforest, no cultivation of peatland, no use of fire as a method of clearing land and respect for the rights and interests of indigenous people and local communities. When assessing which forests should be preserved, both biodiversity and carbon binding must be taken into account.
We have engaged particularly actively in efforts to reduce the risk of deforestation in connection with production of palm oil, cocoa, soya, cardboard and paper. Orkla has signed the New York Declaration on Forests, and we report on the progress of our work through CDP.