The backbone of ESG

Scandza seeks to conduct our business in a manner that allows us to be proud to serve our kids. We are committed to ensuring a way of working that reduces risks to people and the environment along our value chain. At the same time, changes related to sustainability and the environment, such as climate change, regulatory changes, and transitional risks, represent risks that affect Scandza and are something that we need to continuously work to assess and address.

Responsible business conduct

In 2021, the Transparency Act was passed in Norway with effect from 1 July 2022. Central to the Transparency Act are the OECD’s guidelines for multinational companies. These guidelines form the basis for authorities’ expectations of business activities and conduct. They also underpin the minimum social safeguards measures in the EU Taxonomy Regulation, approved by the EU Commission in 2018 and applied to large, listed companies from 1 January 2022. Due diligence on responsible business conduct defines the method for mapping how the company affects people and the environment, and for implementation and follow-up of measures and communication with stakeholders. This method is used as a basis for Scandza’s work with ESG.

Product quality

Our attention to food safety and quality gives us the licence to operate. Traceability and accurate product information are key priorities for Scandza.

Being a respected market participant

Business ethics are the principles that guide how we create value and make our day-to-day business decisions. Our aim is to run our operations in a transparent manner that honours our commitment to fair competition.

No one can fix it alone

The challenge we are facing is too big to handle alone. We need to work together. That’s why Scandza has joined several initiatives to tackle the global challenges; to work together, to ensure knowledge sharing and that we learn from the best practices and to inspire and get inspiration back.

Ethical Trading Initiative

The Ethical Trade Initiative is a member organization and a resource center for sustainable trade. The goal of the Initiative and its members is to promote responsible business practices in supply chains so that trade contributes to safeguarding human and employee rights, society and the environment.

Too Good To Go

Too Good to Go is a company working to reduce the amount of food we throw away by connecting businesses that have excess/leftover food to sell at a cheap price and customers that want to buy food that would otherwise be wasted.


Matvett is the food and catering industry’s company for preventing and reducing food waste and collaborates on behalf of the industry with authorities and research environments. The aim is to make it easier for all players in the industry to throw away less food in addition to improving the profitability of the companies, the reputation of the industry.


Havaristen is a supermarket for damaged goods lots and surplus lots. Havaristen has bought and sold all types of consignments for over 40 years, and is concerned with reducing food waste and general waste of goods.

Plastløftet (Norway)

Plastløftet is an initiative that aims to contribute to a more circular economy by increasing the use of recycled plastic, reducing unnecessary use, and designing for recycling and sustainability.


The 2025 Plastic Initiative is a voluntary commitment to help push the grocery industry in Sweden forward toward a more circular economy. The goal is to make sure that plastic consumer packaging put on the market by DLF’s member companies is recyclable by 2025.


The nut project is an industry collaboration to improve conditions in the Vietnamese cashew nut sector under the auspices of Ethical Trade Norway.

Salt, sukker, fett initiativet

The food industry, through business organizations, food and beverage producers, the grocery industry, the catering industry, and the Ministry of Health and Care Services, have made a voluntary commitment to a healthier diet. The purpose of the agreement is for the players to work together to make it easier for consumers to make healthy choices, for example by reducing fat, salt, and sugar content in food products.


SHUB provides a network for sustainable business. They aim to facilitate communication between ambitious companies to inspire, guide and integrate sustainability in the core business strategy of Norwegian companies.

Cocoa Horizons

Cocoa Horizons is an impact-driven program that is focused on improving the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and communities through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, improved productivity, and community development.

Scandza Policy on Palm Oil

  • Scandza supports the principles of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and RSPO efforts to encourage and certify sustainable palm oil.
  • Scandza recognizes RSPO certification as the only established and stable organisation and standard for sustainable palm oil.
  • All use of palm oil in Scandza is certified sustainable palm oil approved by the Scandza Management.
  • As a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), we are encouraging our industry partners and other actual partners to adopt the RSPO standard.