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Co-operation for a sustainable future
A sustainable development requires co-operation. We also get better by learning from others. At Löfbergs, we are engaged in a number of networks and initiatives to influence the social development and share knowledge and experience regarding sustainability with others.
We invest in the society in different ways, through taxes, sponsorships, and different kinds of collaborations with customers and partners. Our investments contribute both in the producing countries and in our home markets, and we choose to invest where we know that we can be most useful.
Supporting small-scale coffee farmers
We have supported more than 190,000 coffee farmers in different development projects to date. Our biggest investment is within International Coffee Partners, where we work together with several other family-owned coffee companies. We invest about SEK 1.7 million every year within the framework of ICP to support small-scale coffee farmers. Together with customers and consumers, we also contributed with about SEK 28 million in extra premiums for cooperatives and coffee farmers through the Fairtrade system.
Sponsorships for more inclusive and equal sports
We sponsor both larger and smaller sports associations on several of our markets. In Denmark, we are proud partners to the elite football club for men, Viborg FF, and one of the best handball teams for women, Viborg HK. We are also a proud co-founder and sponsor to the Danish project Knus Kræft, which raises money for children with cancer.
For years, we have been the main sponsor to one of Sweden's most successful ice hockey teams: Färjestad BK. The club has teams for women and men in all ages that we support in our collaboration. We are also sponsors to the Ski Team Sweden Alpine, where we for example have a very close collaboration with the world cup medallist Anna Swenn-Larsson.
Our values guide us when we choose what to sponsor. Together with the ones we sponsor, we work for more inclusive and equal sports for example. The goal for 2026 is that our sponsor money will be divided equally between men and women or be gender neutral.
The power of doing things together
We know that we have to co-operate to achieve sustainable development. We also know that we get better by learning from others. That is why we are engaged in a number of networks and initiatives to influence the social development and share knowledge and experience regarding sustainability with other players.
Here are some examples of joint initiatives and co-operation that we are engaged in:
International Coffee Partners
Together with seven other privately-owned European coffee companies, we run the non-profit organisation International Coffee Partners since 2001. The goal of ICP is to create better living conditions for small-scale coffee farmers.
Coffee & Climate
Together with the members of International Coffee Partners and several other coffee companies as well as the government agency Sida and local NGOs, we operate Coffee & Climate that helps small-scale farmers manage climate change.
The Haga Initiative
A network of companies that work to reduce emissions
from the business sector through ambitious common goals and a clear effect strategy. The network has 12 members, including Axfood, McDonald’s, Coca Cola and the agricultural cooperative Lantmännen.
The Swedish Food Federation
The Swedish Food Federation represents the food industry in Sweden. The Federation is a member of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and FoodDrinkEurope. The Federation's Sustainability Manifesto consists of five commitments in the sustainability field that the members can adopt.
Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development
A network consisting of 15 leading Swedish food companies that together with WWF actively take responsibility to convert and contribute to a more sustainable supply chain for food. The focus is to develop “An action plan for Sustainable Supply Chain for Food 2030”, where goals are formulated for the food supply chain in general, but also for certain sectors.
A company network focusing on companies’ social responsibility and societal engagement. The Löfbergs group is a member of the board through Martin Löfberg.
Fossil Free Sweden
A platform for dialogue and cooperation between companies, municipalities and other players that want to make Sweden free from fossil fuels.
RISE’s Food & Environment network
A meeting-place for interested parties in the retail chain with the aim to take part of the latest knowledge, facts and events in the environmental field.
The 100% Club
With the 100% Club, Atea wants to challenge organisations to look over their life cycle management of IT products to increase the share of reused and recycled units.
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
A network with focus on knowledge, development and sustainability for interested parties of the supply chain for food in Denmark.
DIEH – Danish Ethical Trading Initiative
A Danish NGO that promotes ethic trade through cooperation with business, public sector and interest groups.
From Philanthropy to Business through Danish Industry
Confederation of Danish Industry’s network regarding Agenda 2030. Insight, inspiration and tools to work strategically with sustainable development.
Danmark mod Madspild
A network with a joint commitment to halve food waste by 2030. The initiators are 15 different companies in Danish retail and food production as well as interest groups.
Kids Aid through the Knues Kræft project
Works to contribute with more comfort, hope and joy for children with cancer and their families in Denmark during their hospitalisation.