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.

Our sustainability pledge

Orkla will minimise its environmental footprint by ensuring that the Group’s activities and products are not harmful to the environment.

Objectives for 2020

  • Develop more environment-friendly packaging and products with a smaller environmental footprint
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy and water use by 20%
  • Reduce waste by 30%
  • Send zero production waste to landfills
  • Develop more efficient transport solutions


Here you will find a table showing environmental data

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


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 Annual Report

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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