Raw materials that Orkla purchases must be produced with the interests of people, the environment and animal welfare in mind.
Our focus is on promoting human rights, high environmental standards and responsible business practices, but also on ensuring the sustainable production of raw materials in the long term.
Population growth and increasingly noticeable climate changes are putting increasing pressure on our natural resources. At the same time, we see that production of raw materials such as seafood, palm oil and cocoa can give rise to significant social and environmental challenges. We consider it important to buy sustainable raw materials, and we therefore conduct thorough assessments in connection with our purchases.
We work closely with our suppliers to address social and environmental issues. We attach importance to ensuring 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 have engaged actively in efforts to preserve rainforests and taken a clear stance in the debate on palm oil.
You will find a variety of certification labels on many Orkla products, which make it easy for you to choose the products that contribute to sustainable development. External certification systems are among the most effective methods we have for ensuring that a large proportion of our raw materials are produced in accordance with recognised standards for sustainable production, and that they come from audited suppliers.