A jury consisting of representatives from Stockholm School of Economics, the Swedish Government Offices, Skandia and the magazine Aktuell Hållbarhet, has assessed the nominees based on achieved business benefits, sustainability benefits, leadership and innovative thinking.
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Sweden's best sustainability manager in 2016, awarded to a person who pushed their sector in a more sustainable direction. To achieve this requires clear innovative leadership, great sense of endurance and the ability to build bridges and stimulate cooperation.
“We are proud and excited that Lantmännen’s Head of Sustainability Claes Johansson has received this award. Sustainability is a key area for Lantmännen and many of our businesses offer sustainable added value, such as climate-friendly flour from Kungsörnen and Lantmännen Agroetanol’s export of sustainably produced ethanol. Reducing the climate impact is a high priority and the goal to reduce the emissions by 40 % by 2020 was reached already in 2014. We are now working on our new climate goal”, says Per Olof Nyman, president and CEO, Lantmännen Group.
“It is very gratifying for me personally, but most of all it is a recognition of Lantmännen and our sustainability work, which is well integrated into our business processes. Thanks to long-term systematic efforts, we have built a strong brand based on responsibility throughout the entire chain - from field to fork”, says Claes Johansson, Lantmännen’s Head of Sustainability.
Other nominees were Anna Graaf, Head of Sustainability White, and Christina Båge-Friborg, Head of Sustainability Sandvik.