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.

Our environmental work supports the achievement of the UN global Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about our approach to environmental issues in Orkla’s Sustainability Report 2018

Our sustainability pledge

Innovate to save the environment

Main goals up to 2020

In 2014, Orkla set the following goals for its environmental work up to 2020:

  • Develop more environmentally friendly packaging and products with a smaller environmental footprint
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy and water consumption by 20%
  • Reduce waste by 30%
  • Zero production waste to landfills
  • More efficient transport solutions

In 2017, we set new targets for our environmental work up to 2025. During this period Orkla aims to make the transition to low-carbon operations by focusing on product innovation, investing in renewable energy and reducing energy and water consumption and waste. Orkla’s environmental work supports the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG 12, SDG 13 and SDG 17.

Orkla’s 2025 sustainability targets

Make the transition to low-carbon operations

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60%*
  • Reduce energy and water consumption by 30%*
  • Aim for fossil-free energy
  • Halve food waste*
  • Innovate products and processes

*Applies to own operations. Base year 2014

Orkla reports to CDP

At Orkla we work systematically to minimise our environmental footprint. Environmental data are reported to CDP.

You can find all of Orkla’s reports on cdp.net

UN’s sustainable development goals

Our environmental work supports the UN global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Orkla raises its climate ambitions

Orkla has pledged to set emission targets in line with the goal of keeping climate change below two degrees.

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Inger Johanne Eikeland


Inger-Johanne Eikeland

Senior Vice President EHS


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