Vision, Values and Strategy

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Value Creation

Sustainable, long-term value creation is Orkla’s first priority.

Orkla’s aim is to strengthen the Group’s long-term competitiveness and create higher growth and profitability, while preserving Orkla’s strong local presence.


Orkla’s strategic objective is to strengthen its position as a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and services in the Nordics, Baltics, Central Europe, India and other selected markets.

In line with the Group’s strategy and financial targets, activities that drive organic growth and improve profitability are prioritised. Bold investments that build on already strong positions will spur organic growth.

Through acquisitions, Orkla will develop its operations in its home markets and within selected geographical areas channels or niches where we can achieve leading positions based on the Group’s core competencies.

Clear strategy for capital allocation

Orkla has completed its transformation from an industrial conglomerate into a leading branded consumer goods and service company.

#1 priority is to maintain an attractive and predictable dividend policy

#2 priority is value accretive M&A and organic investments in strengthening the future Orkla

#3 priority is to return excess capital to shareholders

The Board of Directors has proposed a dividend policy aimed at increasing the dividend from its current level of NOK 3.00 per share, normally to within 50-70% of Earnings Per Share.

The Group’s goal is to remain an investment grade company. This means aiming to ensure a net interest-bearing liabilities / EBITDA ratio over time of less than 2.5.