Sustainability

 

Sustainability is high on the agenda for Panda. We want to take our share of responsibility and contribute to solving the global health and sustainability challenges. We are committed to reducing our own environmental footprint, and we do so by improving energy efficiency, using resources responsibly and reducing waste.

We know how important it is to make it easy for our consumers to know what our products contain. That’s why we want to provide clear and honest product information.

Panda Natural Licorice has one of the shortest ingredient decks on the market and our licorice is made from just a few carefully selected natural ingredients. For Panda it is important not only what we use but also what we do not use in our licorice. Panda Natural black licorice is free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. It is vegan, fat free and free from high-fructose corn syrup. We don’t use palm oil or soy in our products. In United States and in Canada we have a wide selection of Non-GMO Project Verified products.

Environmental engagement

 

Tackling global climate change is a collective social responsibility. At Panda, we are working actively to minimize our environmental footprint in every part of our value chain.

One way in which we accomplish this is by reducing energy and water use in our own factories and increasing the percentage of renewable energy used.

  • 90 % of our energy comes from renewable sources

By making better use of raw materials and reducing food waste in manufacturing, we help to ensure that fewer food items are thrown away.

  • Nearly 100 % of waste is utilized. Most waste is used for energy production and half of biodegradable waste is used for feeding animals and the rest is composted.

 

Panda is part of Orkla, a company that is strongly committed to sustainability. In 2021, Orkla was chosen among the 100 most sustainable companies in the world by the Corporate Knights Global index. Key themes of Orkla’s sustainability work are fighting against climate change, reducing food waste, protecting rain forests, sustainable sourcing and healthy, safe and environmentally friendly products.

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