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.

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.

We also recognize the importance of collaboration when working towards more sustainable supply chains, therefore we are members of several initiatives focusing on everything from sustainable agriculture and packaging to human rights. Some examples of initiatives are Sedex, SAI Platform, RSPO, AIM-Progress and Plastic Recyclers Europe.

Main goals up to 2025

  • Ensure respect for workers’ rights
  • Achieve verified sustainable and traceable production of key raw materials
  • Promote sustainable farming and fishing
  • 100% recyclable packaging
  • 75% packaging made of recycled materials
  • 50% plastic packaging made of recycled or renewable materials

Orkla’s efforts to promote sustainable sourcing and packaging contribute to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 8, 13, 14, 15 and 17.


Sophie Arildsson

Responsible Sourcing Manager

+47 917 22 130