Governance and responsibility

Responsibility from field to fork is a part of Lantmännen's strategy for long term profitability and a thriving farming. The sustainability strategy, with related strategies for organic and climate, and the work with sustainable business develoment is integrated in our strategic business planning. It is anchored in the Group Management team and the Board of Directors. Read more about Lantmännen's Strategy 2020.   

The Code of Conduct is the common thread in the work

Responsibility from field to fork is a foundation for Lantmännen’s strategy for long-term profitability and a thriving farming. Work on sustainable business development is integrated in our strategic business planning and with commitment in Group Management and the Board of Directors.

Our responsibility is defined in Lantmännen's Code of Conduct. The code provides guidelines for social and environmental responsibility in the different special areas that are relevant to Lantmännen's operations, and these are based on the Global Compact's ten principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Implementation of the Code of Conduct throughout the business is a key part of our sustainability programme. Compliance with the Code of Conduct is monitored annually by Group management.

Training

All employees receive training in the Code of Conduct and this takes the form of Group-wide web-based training. In addition, there are also specific skills development activities for specific professions.

Framework for business ethics and anticorruption

Lantmännen has strict requirements on ethical behaviour in all business relations and works against corruption and to support fair competition. The Code of Conduct clarifies that we have zero tolerance regarding bribes and anti competitive behaviour. All employees are trained in the Code of Conduct and there are specific trainings in anti corruption and anti competitive behaviour. Compliance is followed up systematically and on business unit level and group level. All employees can report deviations in a whistleblowing-system.

Organisation and responsibility

Each area of the code comes under the responsibility of different members of Group management, apart from the 'products' area, where each head of sector is responsible. The members of Group management who are responsible for areas of the code serve on Lantmännen's CSR committee, with overall responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of the work and decisions on policy issues.

CSR Council members

  • Executive Vice President Operations - Chairman
  • Director Sustainable Development, GF Sustainable Development – Convener
  • Director Group Supply Chain, GF Supply Chain
  • General Counsel and Compliance officer, GF Legal Affairs & Compliance
  • Group Chief Financial Officer, GF Finance and Treasury
  • Director Group External Communication and Branding, GF External Communication and Branding
  • Head of HR and Internal Communication, GF Human Resources & Internal Communication
  • Director Group R&D, GF R&D

Follow up

The responsibility for working according to the Code of Conduct, policys and towards the sustainability ambition, targets and aligned with stratagies lies with all the Group.

Follow up and analysis of how the operations develop is done on different levels and with different frequency.

Follow up on sustainability for all business is conducted every tertial for divisions and business, with a number of indicators, the Minimum Responsibility Requirements. Example of requirements are training in the Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, share of approved supplier Code of Conduct, accident rate, sick leave and progress on climate work. Group Management's tertials follow up with each business management, includes a review of the responsibility issues in the business is done, the so called Sustainability Business Review.

For our production there is an annual follow up on product quality and processes, sustainability results, contracts for purchase and sales and product specific requirements. A part of this is an analysis of how the food production has implemented Lantmännen's Criteria for Responsibly produced food.

Compliance with the areas and issues in the Code of Conduct are monitored annually in te CSR-council by scorecards and is reported to the Management team. The Board of directors follow up on deviations to the Code of Conduct.

Reporting

Sustainability data and information are collected annually, analyzed on a business, country and site level. Reporting is communicated externally in Lantmännen's Annual Report with Sustainability Report and the Appendix Sustainability Management and Indicators, published by the Board of directors. The reporting is a base for other reporting such as United Nations Global Compact, RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and The Haga Intiative's Climate report.