Environmental engagement

Tackling global climate change is a collective social responsibility. We want to assume our share of this responsibility, and work actively to minimise our environmental footprint in every part of our value chain.

Climate change is without a doubt the greatest environmental challenge faced by the world today. Production and consumption of food generate one fourth of greenhouse gas emissions and are a main source of water consumption. The combination of climate change, population growth and unsustainable production methods puts pressure on many food commodities and natural resources. That’s why it’s important that we make optimal use of resources and develop products with a smaller environmental footprint.

Orkla’s ambition is to contribute to achieving the two-degree climate change target by doing our share of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. One way in which we accomplish this is by reducing energy and water use in our own factories and increasing the percentage of renewable energy we use. By making better use of raw materials and reducing food waste in manufacturing, we help to ensure that less food is thrown away. We are actively engaged in efforts to resolve environmental challenges in our supply chain, and we focus on developing more environmentally friendly packaging for our products.

Read more about our approach to environmental issues in Orkla’s Sustainability Report.

Main goals up to 2025

  • > 60% renewable energy
  • 63% reduction in greenhouse
    gas emissions from own operations (77% reduction by 2040) 1,2
  • 29% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain, outside own operations (75% reduction by 2040) 1,3
  • 30% reduction in energy and water consumption
  • 50% reduction in food waste

Orkla’s environmental work contributes to the achievement of UN global Sustainable Development Goals. number 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17.

Contact

Inger-Johanne Eikeland

Senior Vice President EHS

Inger.Johanne.Eikeland@orkla.no

+47 91 30 87 49