Responsible Production

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.

Production sites

Orkla Health currently has four factories; One at Løren in Oslo which produces all cod liver oil for the consumer market, an omega-3 factory at Leknes in Lofoten, a factory in Ålesund which among other things makes the odorless and tasteless omega 3 for the business market, and another at Ishøy in Denmark that produces a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Orkla Health has a large quality and regulatory department. We follow Orkla’s own quality standards for food safety and regularly inspect our factories. Every year around 3,500 tests are conducted at the Oslo factory to ensure that the quality of Möller’s cod liver oil and other fish oil products are the best you can get. Orkla Health complies with all applicable industry standards applicable to our products.

Responsible 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 minimizing 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 recognized requirements relating to human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption.

 

Intrested in reading more? 

Have a look at Orkla’s approach to food safty here: https://www.orkla.com/sustainability/safe-products/

Source: orkla.com