Origin and transparency are important issues for Lantmännen. As far as possible, we use Swedish grain in our products for the Swedish market and to a higher extent also Swedish beans.
Swedish grain from our members, Swedish farmers, is always the first choice as a base in our Swedish range. We strive to place our production as close to the market as possible, where our consumers are. Below are examples of how we work with transparency and origin.
We use Swedish grain as much as possible in our Swedish range and increasingly also Swedish beans. Access and quality affect the ability to use Swedish raw materials. We now offer pasta made from grain (durum wheat) grown on Gotland and beans grown on Öland. In our ready meals we always use Swedish meat and poultry. Fish are purchased with the label Marine Stewardship Council MSC or equivalent. We strive to use Swedish raw materials in our Swedish product range. We work with the Swedish label to strengthen the marketing of Swedish added value on important products, for example on a number of products in Kungsörnen's flour assortment.
At Lantmännen, we use our green sprout as a guarantee on our food packaging. The green sprout stands for responsibly produced food. Food that we produce in a sustainable way, from soil to table. Our brand and our products stand for responsibility, quality and trust throughout the value chain. Our entire business is based on creating long-term value for our members, Swedish farmers.
There are several factors that are important for the sustainable development of food production. It is important that the origin of the food is clarified, but it is equally important to have a broader sustainability perspective than just origin - for example on how the food is produced and how the crops are grown.
Production is in some cases located in countries that specialize in a particular type of product. At the same time, Lantmännen continuously looks at the logistics and possibilities to minimize unnecessary transport. Read more about Lantmännen's goal of reducing the climate impact from transport.