Farmer-owned and governed
Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative rooted in Swedish farming and owned by about 25,000 farmers. Active involvement and the ability of members to exert their influence through districts, membership meetings, the Council of Trustees, motions and written communication play a crucial role in safeguarding the strength and benefits of the cooperative form of enterprise.
Lantmännen’s corporate governance is exercised via the districts, the annual general meeting, the Board and several other forums, such as the council of trustees. As part of efforts to develop the district boards, there is an ongoing process aimed at clarifying the role and mission of the districts. New, modernized articles of association for Lantmännen were adopted at the 2015 AGM and the development of work plans for the district boards and council of trustees adapted to the new member organization is currently in progress. Various membership meetings and several council of trustees meetings have devoted time to dialogue on Lantmännen’s long-term direction – Strategy 2020.