Responsibility in the supply chain
Lantmännen purchases big volumes of grain, other materials and supplies. Transports and energy are other major sourcing categories. We aim for long term and developing relations with our suppliers, where responsibility and profitability go hand in hand.
Social and environmental responsibility in the supply chain contains many complex issues and challenges. It covers business ethics and working conditions at suppliers and sub-suppliers as well as climate, emissions, impact on biodiversity and other environmental aspects.
Lantmännen works systematically with risk identification, management and follow up related to suppliers. Our Supplier Code of Conduct apply to all suppliers, regardless of what products or services they deliver, and clarifies Lantmännen’s expectations on environment, business ethics, social responsibility and working conditions. The Supplier Code of Conduct is an integrated part of the purchase process. Our suppliers commit to comply with the Code of Conduct by having it attached as an appendix in our supplier agreements and it must be included as a contract clause when a new agreement is signed or when the conditions of the existing agreement is renegotiated.
Compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct is very important to Lantmännen’s business. The target is to have 100 % of purchase from approved suppliers. Monitoring and follow up on compliance with the requirements in the Supplier Code of Conduct is performed through self assessment and third party audit. Lantmännen priorities suppliers or purchase categories with identified high risk or big potential for improvement.
Read more about follow up on the Supplier Code of Conduct in our Annual Report with Sustainability report and the Appendix Sustainability management and indicators.
Read more about our Supplier Code of Conduct and find it all available languages.