Our food production makes Orkla one of the biggest purchasers of agricultural and fish raw materials in the Nordic region.
We have more than 25 000 direct suppliers globally and many sub-suppliers (for example farmers). We require our direct suppliers to accept our Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our sustainability expectations. This means that the supplier commits to carry out their production in accordance with internationally recognised standards relating to human rights, working conditions, the environment, and anti-corruption. We follow up our suppliers through on-going dialogue, supplier evaluations and third-party audits.
Transparency is key. We communicate openly about how our products are manufactured and about their impact. Our companies are increasingly using certification and labelling systems that make it easier for consumers to compare products. Supplier information can be business sensitive, which is why we do not operate with open supplier lists. However, we report on risk issues and our work with important supply chains through Orkla’s annual and sustainability report, our reporting to Ethical Trade Norway and to CDP Forest.
Our sustainable sourcing targets towards 2025:
• Ensure respect for workers’ rights
• Achieve verified sustainable 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