Sustainable sourcing

At Orkla we are committed to using raw materials that are produced with the interests of human beings, animals and the environment in mind. We therefore work closely with our suppliers to develop sustainable value chains.

Our sustainability pledge

Orkla will strive to develop sustainable value chains. In 2020, all sourcing will be carried out in compliance with Orkla’s sustainable production principles.

Objectives for 2020

  • Ensure that all suppliers comply with Orkla’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure that important agricultural products, animal products, marine raw materials and packaging are produced sustainably.
  • Contribute to long-term improvement in conditions for 10,000 farmers.

Results in 2016

  • We have increased the percentage of our marine raw materials from MSC-certified fisheries from 75% to 81%
  • Around 200 of our products are MSC-certified
  • Around 400 of our products are UTZ-labelled
  • Pierre Robert Group introduced GOTS-certified organic cotton.
  • Close engagement with palm oil suppliers and the RSPO to avoid deforestation and promote sustainable palm oil production.

Our definition of sustainability

Sustainable development means meeting the needs of people living today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainable sourcing

Population growth and increasingly noticeable climate changes are putting growing pressure on our natural resources. At the same time, we see that production of raw materials such as seafood/fish and shellfish, palm oil and cocoa can pose significant social and environmental challenges.

We consider it important that the raw materials we use in our products are produced with the interests of people, the environment and animals in mind. That’s why we work closely with our suppliers to deal with social and environmental challenges. We are actively engaged in efforts to protect the rainforest and have taken a clear stance in the debate on palm oil. In collaboration with global environmental programmes, we work to ensure that the raw materials in our fish products have been fished sustainably. We believe that labelling schemes are a good tool for securing workers’ rights and minimising negative environmental impacts. Consequently, you will find a variety of certification labels on many of our products, which make it easy for you to choose the ones that contribute to sustainable development.

Since we purchase raw materials from many different areas of the world, we want to make sure that all our suppliers – regardless of country – comply with Orkla’s Supplier Code of Conduct and that production is carried out in accordance with internationally recognised requirements relating to human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption.

Read more about our sustainable sourcing work in Orkla’s Sustainability Report

Supplier Code of Conduct

UN’s sustainable development goals

Our sustainable sourcing work supports the UN global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Per Røhnebæk

Head of Sourcing Development and Support

+47 47 41 47 72

Sophie Arildsson

Responsible Sourcing Manager

+47 917 22 130