This is Lantmännen’s brand promise. Our customers and consumers should feel confident that we have knowledge and control throughout the entire business and that we are doing all that we can to minimize the negative impact on people, environment and natural resources.

This responsibility is defined and further specified in Lantmännen’s Code of Conduct. Lantmännen is also a signatory of Global Compact, the UN initiative for responsible business, which involves a commitment to implement the Global Compact’s ten principles in all parts of the business.

Lantmännen’s Code of Conduct

Lantmännen’s Code of Conductcontains guidelines ensuring a good working environment and social conditions, environmental responsibility and good business ethics. The code is based on the principles of the UN Global Compact and has been adjusted to the business and focus areas of Lantmännen. Policies and guidelines have also been developed for more specific issues relating to Lantmännen’s business. The Code of Conduct applies to all Lantmännen employees as well as board members and trustees in the organization. Certain parts also apply to our suppliers and business partners.

Implementing the Code of Conduct is an important part in managing risk and ensuring responsibility. All employees are educated in the code, and compliance is monitored annually by group management.

Areas included in Lantmännen’s Code of Conduct

  • Environment: cultivation, products and raw materials, resources and production
  • Business ethics: integrity and fighting corruption, conflict of interests, information security
  • Society: stakeholder dialogue, brand and marketing communications, security and risk management, taxes
  • Social conditions – freedom of association, working hours, wages, forced labor, child labor, equal treatment
  • Work environment, health and safety – work environment and safety, health and health maintenance
  • Products and services – traceability, origin and safety, research and innovation, new technology

The Code of Conduct also contains a section about follow-up and compliance.

Download and read our Code of Conduct in its entirety
Lantmännen’s Code of Conduct 
Supplier’s Code of Conduct 

Global Compact - responsible business

In 2009, Lantmännen signed the Global Compact, the UN initiative for responsible business, which involves a commitment to implement the Global Compact’s ten principles in the business. The Global Compact also requires annual disclosure of progress and performance in the form of a COP (Communication on Progress). Lantmännen’s Annual Report including Sustainability Report, together with information on our website, is structured in such a way as to meet these requirements.

Learn more about the Global Compact and COP 

The 10 Global Impact Principals

  1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  3. Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  4. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  5. The effective abolition of child labour
  6. Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  10. Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery

Clear rules and regulations for business ethics and anti-corruption

Lantmännen sets high standards for ethical conduct and business ethics, and works to combat all forms of corruption and to promote free and fair competition.

 The Code of Conduct emphasizes that there is zero tolerance for violation of anti-corruption or competition laws. The compliance program requires annual reporting to the Board and Group management and employees can also report incidents through a whistle-blowing system.

Product Quality Guarantee

 Quality, safety and traceability of our food are important parts of Lantmännen’s promise of good food. We have a well-developed quality and food safety program, with several checkpoints throughout the production chain. All of Lantmännen’s food production facilities are certified according to international standards for food safety, like ISO 22000 or BRC, and reviewed by independent third parties.

In order to meet new and changing expectations from customers and consumers and become even better at identifying and managing risks and deviations, we are constantly developing our processes and methods.  

The green sprout emblem on our packaging guarantees responsibly produced food. Food that we make an effort to provide in a sustainable manner, from field to fork.