Farmer-owned and governed
Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative rooted in Swedish farming and owned by about 19,000 farmers. Active involvement and the ability of members to exert their influence through districts, membership meetings, the Council of Trustees, motions and written communication play a crucial role in safeguarding the strength and benefits of the cooperative form of enterprise.
19 000 members
The members are either directly connected to Lantmännen or members of one of the local associations that are connected to Lantmännen. The members are organized in 20 districts that span the entire country, Lantmännen’s corporate governance is exercised via the districts, the annual general meeting, the Board and several other forums, such as the council of trustees.
22 local associations are affiliated to Lantmännen. The associations are independent legal entities that are members of Lantmännen.
Each member has one vote, and equal opportunity to influence the shareholder meetings and district meetings.
The districts are the basis of the members’ role as owners and an important link between the members and the businesses. Each district has a board that works both locally and on cross-cutting issues for Lantmännen.
The nomination committees propose the district board and council to the general meeting and have an important role in ensuring both continuity and renewal in connection with the district boards.
Council of Trustees
Lantmännen’s council of trustees is there to provide support for the Board in its management of the association and to work for the positive development of Lantmännen.