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Membership No.





Consumer Goods Manufacturers



Member since

22 March 2015


Orkla ASA

Orkla ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery and out-of-home sectors in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

In addition, the Group holds good positions in certain product categories in India, the Czech Republic and Austria. The company is also a major supplier to the European bakery market. Orkla?s vision is to improve everyday life with healthier and more enjoyable local brands.

The Group also operates in the aluminium, hydropower and real estate sectors.

As at 31 December 2013, Orkla had around 17,000 employees.The Group?s turnover in 2013 totalled NOK 33 billion.
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ACOP Report Submissions

2017 orkla asa-ACOP2017.pdf 33.0 KB
2016 orkla asa-ACOP2016.pdf 51.0 KB
2015 orkla asa-ACOP2015.pdf 33.3 KB

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    In order to promote RSPO we will ask the Orkla companies to develop plans for conversion to RSPO certified palm oil, with the target that all palm oil and palm oil-based ingredients used in our own brands should be RSPO SG no later than 2017. For palm oil sourced for our private label production we will actively promote RSPO certified palm oil among our customers and have the green palm certificates as a minimum goal.

    Orkla has launched Palm Oil Policy early 2014 that states among other things:
    All palm oil sourced for Orkla?s brands shall be produced according to the following principles:
    ? No tropical deforestation
    o There shall be no clearance of rainforest
    o Forest areas of high carbon value and high conservation value shall be protected
    o Farms and plantations shall comply with local laws and strict criteria for sustainable production
    ? Protection of peat land
    o Peat lands shall not be used for the cultivation of palm oil
    o Existing plantations on peat land shall observe best management practices with regard to protecting the environment and workers? health and safety
    ? Respect for human and workers? rights
    o The interests and rights of local communities affected by palm oil cultivation shall be protected in accordance with local and international law, such as ILO Convention 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    o Cultivation of palm oil shall be carried out with respect for human and workers? rights and otherwise in compliance with the ethical requirements set out in the Orkla Supplier Code of Conduct

    We will engage in dialogue with relevant stakeholders and report on progress in a transparent manner.

    Some Orkla companies manufacture products on behalf of other companies. We will invite these customers to join us in our efforts to secure a sustainable palm oil supply chain.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    In order to be able to source palm oil in compliance with the above mentioned criteria, Orkla needs to develop mechanisms that enable us to attain full traceability in the supply chain, down to plantation level. We will achieve traceability and contribute to the establishment of sustainable palm oil cultivation through supplier requirements, procedures for monitoring compliance and collaboration with relevant stakeholders. More specifically, we will:
    ? Require that our suppliers document traceability and have a plan for avoiding involvement in tropical deforestation
    ? Engage in collaboration with relevant industry and certification bodies, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), to increase traceability and improve transparency within the supply chain
    ? Engage in dialogue and collaboration with NGOs, consumers and customers to build awareness, knowledge and commitment to sustainable palm oil.
    ? Regularly report on progress
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Our milestones:
    No later than by the end of 2014, we will
    ? Develop an internal system and working methods that will enable us to achieve traceability for the palm oil sourced by Orkla
    ? Establish a partnership programme with a third party organisation to work towards a sustainable palm oil supply chain
    ? Ensure that all our suppliers commit to following our Supplier Code of Conduct and the principles of Orkla?s policy for sustainable palm oil
    ? Develop a complete assessment of options for replacing palm oil with other types of fat
    No later than by the end of 2015, we will
    ? Achieve full traceability to plantation level of the palm oil sourced by Orkla, or be able to document that our suppliers have robust plans for achieving full traceability within an agreed deadline. Such a deadline should under no circumstance be later than 2017.
    No later than by the end of 2017,
    ? All palm oil purchased by Orkla shall be sustainably produced, with full traceability. By sustainable production we mean that palm oil producers shall comply with our requirements regarding tropical deforestation, protection of peat land and respect for human rights.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    By engaging with RSPO we hope to become an active member in order to contribute to development towards sustainable palm oil production.
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