Our impact

Lantmännen’s responsibility from field to fork covers a broad spectrum of areas – from the cultivation of our raw materials and processing activities to the sale and consumption of the products and services we offer.

We focus on the areas and issues we consider most important for a long-term sustainable and profitable Lantmännen. These are areas that are particularly important to our customers, owners and other key stakeholders, and areas where Lantmännen’s operations have a significant impact on people and the environment.

Sustainable business

Developing sustainable grain concepts is an important part of Lantmännen’s strategic business development. Our contribution to a more sustainable supply of food and energy is based on knowledge of grain processing and our presence all the way from field to fork. Demand for cultivated raw materials is increasing, while there is an increasing focus on the challenges of the future supply of food and energy. Lantmännen’s knowledge and proximity to cultivation provides us with unique opportunities to contribute to more sustainable production and at the same time create profitable added values for health and the environment.

Grain is our main thread

Grain is the foundation of Lantmännen's business operations. Our contribution to the development of a more sustainable supply of food and energy is based on our knowledge of grain processing and our presence all the way from field to fork. Increased growth from sustainable business requires close cooperation with other players. This takes the form of work on development and innovation with researchers and suppliers, and constructive dialogue with customers and consumers about the added values that are in demand and that can be offered.

With a focus on the cultivation stage

Seen from a life cycle perspective, the main impact and the greatest potential to make a difference is in the cultivation stage. In view of this, a large part of our work on sustainable business involves developing forms of cultivation with lower environmental impacts, through advice to farmers and further development of technologies and methods. Together with farmers and customers, we are also developing new grain concepts and other refined products with sustainable added values.

Read more about sustainable cultivation

Our key issues

Our key issues based on impact on people, the environment and long-term profitability.

Thriving farming

Lantmännen’s mission is to create thriving farming. The cooperative ownership model is central to long-term economic stability and endurance. The results of operations go back to Swedish farmers and are also reinvested in the business, where research and development play a key role.

Quality and traceability

Lantmännen’s knowledge and presence in all stages from field to fork gives us unique conditions for ensuring control and traceability of our products. The green sprout on food from Lantmännen is our guarantee of responsibly produced food, with quality and food safety playing a key role.

Sustainability reporting & Code of Conduct

 

Sustainability reporting

We strive to provide a relevant and transparent account of the work that we do, taking responsibility for our operations and working with sustainable development. Lantmännen applies the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Each year we publish a consolidated Annual and Sustainabilty Report, together with the appendix Sustainablility Indicators as a complement.

More about Sustainability reporting

Code of Conduct

Lantmännen’s Code of Conduct provides guidance for ethical, social and environmental responsibility in our work. The code of conduct applies to all Lantmännen’s employees and board members. Certain parts also apply to our suppliers, retailers and other business partners.

Lantmännen's Code of Conduct(pdf)
Lantmännens Supplier Code of Conduct(pdf)