A safe, healthy workplace is a fundamental right for all employees. Orkla’s ambition is to conduct its operations with zero injuries.
Orkla’s aim of carrying out its operations with zero injuries will be achieved through effective risk management, a systematic focus on preventing injuries and work-related illnesses and the active involvement of all employees.
In line with Orkla’s decentralised management structure, each company has an independent responsibility for its own environmental, health and safety (EHS) work. The general requirements with which the companies must comply are set out in Orkla’s EHS policy. In 2014, Orkla drew up a common EHS standard and detailed guidelines for the Group’s efforts to improve its environmental, health and safety performance. These apply to all business areas and companies, and are intended to ensure controls and continuous improvement. In 2015, the new standard was presented to the companies’ management teams, and training was provided for EHS staff. Orkla has an internal network of EHS experts. Collaboration and the transfer of best practices are key components of the improvement process, and the network helps to ensure the effective implementation of the EHS standard.