Strategy for sustainable business

Demand for raw materials from cultivation 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.

Our responsibility from field to fork supports our ambition to contribute to the future need of bioenergy and food. We take on three challenges, shared by actors within energy and food supply in the world.

Three challenges for future bioenergy and food supply

Climate impact

Production of food accounts for a large part of the world's climate impact. To ensure productive farming and food production in the future, the climate impact must decrease especially in cultivation but also in production and transports.

Limited resources

With almost 9 billion people and still one planet, we need to be as efficient as possible and use resources wisely and minimize loss and waste. In all steps from field to fork.

Food habits

What we eat and how we eat matters. For both health and the environment. Increased knowledge and more conscious choices are needed to promote a healthy lifestyle. That is food habits for healthy people and a healthy planet.

Sustainable business

An important part of our business development is to develop and offer products and services with profitable sustainable added values, for health and the environment. Our efforts are focused specifically on actions for an even more sustainable cultivation.

Our strategy for sustainable business is based in our brand promise Together we take responsibility from field to fork. We take lead in issues as responsibility in the supply chain, drive the development of sustainable cultivation, ensure safe and resource efficient production and develop products with profitable sustainable added values.  

Focus

The direction is clear; we want to contribute to solutions for food and bio energy and change to a biobased circular economy. We will achieve it by creating a sustainable grain value chain, where we use all resources and optimize the return and yield from cultivation and production.

For good results, focus and efforts are needed. We work in four focus areas encompassing our important responsibility issues throughout the value chain and in which we manage opportunities and challenges.

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.