NORWAY – Leading Norwegian consumer goods company, Orkla has moved its headquarters to a new building in Oslo, Norway where it will house all its business units in Norway.

The new offices were inaugurated by Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen and will be a workplace of more than 900 Orkla employees.

The new 24,000 square metre building is divided between three sections of five, seven and 16 storeys and features state-of-the-art facilities to company employees.

According to Chairman of Orkla’s Board of Directors, Stein Erik Hagen, the company with its new office building, will be even more oriented towards the general public and the local community.

“The inauguration of the building not only gives Orkla employees new office premises.

On the first floor, the public at large will also be able to visit Define hairdressers, Orkla Forbrukerservice consumer services, a bakery and a restaurant.

This is the start of a new chapter in the company’s history, and from this site in Skøyen Orkla will have a firm foothold into the future,” said Stein Erik Hagen.

The new headquarters at Drammensveien 149 at Skøyen will be the base of the Nordic region’s largest branded consumer goods company.

Orkla said the building was constructed with sustainability agenda in mind and was awarded the Enova grant, a scheme owned by the Ministry of Climate and Environment, contributing to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, development of energy and climate technology.

It also qualifies for Breeam Excellent certification, an environmental standard that exceeds official requirements, with new technology such as smart energy systems and solar panels integrated into balcony railings and on rooftops.

“This will be the workplace of more than 900 Orkla employees and the main base of the biggest branded consumer goods company in the Nordic region.

The building we are now moving into is a state-of-the-art structure that meets high environmental standards.

We will fill it with value-creating energy, creativity, ideas and innovations – to the benefit of customers and consumers, the environment and society at large,” said President and CEO Peter Ruzicka.