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 four 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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Orkla's corporate responsibility

Orkla defines corporate responsibility as achieving commercial profitability in a way that is consistent with fundamental ethical values and with respect for individuals, the environment and society.

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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

90 tonnes less salt in our products in 2016
640 tonnes less sugar
Orkla’s total purchases of palm oil have been reduced by 20,600 tonnes
400 Orkla products are UTZ-certified

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


Elisabeth Aandstad Ekheim

Communications Manager CSR

+47 924 460 60

Ellen Behrens

Vice President CSR

+47 92 80 45 80

Håkon Mageli

Group Director, Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs

+ 47 928 45 828

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