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Orkla is a supplier of branded consumer goods to the grocery, out-of-home, specialized retail, pharmacy, and bakery sectors. The company has a diverse product portfolio, including snacks, confectionery, biscuits, and products outside of the food category, such as health & personal care, textiles, detergents, and painting equipment. Orkla's primary markets are in the Nordic and Baltic regions, as well as countries in Central Europe, though it also holds strong positions in selected product categories in India. Orkla has a rich history, dating back to 1654 when it began as a mining company extracting ore at Løkken Verk in Sør-Trøndelag County. In 2022, Orkla expanded its market to a new region for Orkla Food Ingredients by acquiring Denali Ingredients, a US-based company. Additionally, Orkla completed the acquisition of Khell-Food, a leading producer of ready-made sandwiches and baguettes in the Hungarian market in March 2023.
Ranking position
#109 /350
Total score
22.8 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 28.8 /100 #113


#1 19.0 /100 #160


#1 13.3 /100 #120

Social inclusion

#1 33.9 /100 #65
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Agricultural products and commodities #39
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #79
Food retailers #21

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  1. 2021

More about the company

Oslo, Norway
Group revenue USD
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

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