One big family
Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative founded on the deep knowledge our farmers have aquired over generations. We make farming thrive and work together to take responsibility from field to fork.
Our vision is to lead the refinement of farmland resources in an innovative and responsible manner for the farming of tomorrow. With extensive knowledge about grains and our long term approach to farming, Lantmännen want to take an active role in creating a more sustainable energy and food supply. Here we describe our business – taking responsibility from field to fork and focusing on issues that are of importance for a sustainable, profitable and thriving farming.
An important part of our business development is to develop and offer products and services that bring added value to our health and the environment.
Lantmännen’s new cultivation concept Climate & Nature reduces the climat impact of grain production by up to 20%, compared to the average wheat production in Sweden. So far we have harvested approximately 70,000 tons of friendlier wheat annually on fields around Sweden. Through this, we have reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
Lantmännen’s knowledge and operations in every stage represent an opportunity to drive and contribute to development in the value chain of grains. We focus on research that can develop and move the entire grain sector forward.
The Lantmännen Group responsibly develops sustainable solutions. Together with other actors in the value chain we create profitable business that also contributes to a sustainable food and energy supply.
Together we take responsibility from field to fork. 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.
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.
A large part of the work that we do in taking responsibility and developing sustainable solutions is in dialogue and collaboration with suppliers, customers, consumers and other actors. Cooperation is crucial to make a difference.
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.
Based on business intelligence and stakeholder dialogues we have identified a number of issues that are of particular interest to many of our customers and consumers. These issues mainly concern sustainable farming, and our primary and end products. We have gathered all the information under the section Important Issues. Some of them are presented below.
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.
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.