Sustainability is high on the agenda here at Orkla. We want to take our share of responsibility and contribute to solving the global health and sustainability challenges.

We do this by developing healthier food products, reducing food waste and launching new products that are good, everyday environment-friendly choices. For several years now we have been actively engaged in efforts to preserve the rainforest and we work purposefully to ensure that the raw materials we use in Orkla products do not contribute to deforestation.

In our sustainability strategy we have set clear objectives for our work up to 2025, and we have highlighted five main areas in which Orkla’s efforts will be important for both society at large and our long-term value creation. Sustainable growth is the new norm for business and industry. As a major Nordic company, we at Orkla have a responsibility for leading the way in our industry. In 2015, we joined other Global Compact companies all over the world in placing the new UN global Sustainable Development Goals on our agenda. Our President and CEO Peter A. Ruzicka has personally signed a pledge to work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Annual Report 2018 - Sustainability Report included

Orkla’s Annual Report for 2018, which also comprises Orkla’s Sustainability Report, was published 18.March 2019.

Annual Report 2018
Sustainable Development Goals

UN’s sustainable development goals

Our sustainability work supports the UN global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Nutrition and wellness

Nutrition and wellness

Making it easier to live healthily.

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Safe products

Safe products

Safe products are a question of trust.

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Sustainable sourcing

Partnership for sustainable raw materials.

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Environmental engagement

Strong engagement for the environment.

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Care for people and society

Care for people and society

Strong local engagement for sustainability.

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Our stance

We want to take responsibility for the way our operations impact on society around us. Moreover, we want to contribute to a more sustainable future by developing products and making improvements that create value for both society and Orkla. Our principles spring from the recognition that we have a responsibility to conduct our operations with respect for human beings and the environment, and we have the possibility of creating positive ripple effects for society at large.

Some of the results we have achieved

  • 80 tonnes less salt in our products in 2017
  • 1040 tonnes less sugar in our products in 2017
  • Most of Orkla’s food, chocolate, biscuit and snack product companies have replaced all use of palm oil with healthier alternatives
  • 530 Orkla products are UTZ-certified
  • We have increased the percentage of our marine raw materials from MSC-certified fisheries from 81% to 92%
  • Around 220 of our products are MSC-certified

Read more about our sustainability work in Orkla’s Annual Report


Elisabeth Aandstad Ekheim

Senior Communications Manager Sustainability

+47 924 460 60

Ellen Behrens

Vice President CSR

+47 92 80 45 80

Håkon Mageli

Håkon Mageli

Group Director, Corporate Communications & Corporate Affairs

+ 47 928 45 828

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