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The new sustainability report of Löfbergs: “More important than ever to dare to act and take major steps forward”

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The new sustainability report of Löfbergs: “More important than ever to dare to act and take major steps forward”

The new sustainability report of Löfbergs for the prolonged financial year from July 2022 to December 2023 shows that the family-owned coffee roaster continues to make progress in the sustainability area. The company also presents a new framework for sustainable development, where the goal is to reduce emissions in the entire value chain (Scope 3) with 30% by 2030.

“In a time when there are forces questioning the pace of the sustainability work, it is more important than ever to dare to act and take major steps forward. We want to be a catalyst for positive impact together with our customers, suppliers, and other partners,” says Kajsa-Lisa Ljudén, Head of Sustainability at Löfbergs.

Löfbergs makes the focus areas and the direction ahead clear in the new framework. It is about efforts in the entire value chain, for example to improve the opportunities and livelihoods of the coffee farmers, reduce emissions and waste in its own production as well as inspire to a more sustainable consumption.

“Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time and affects the coffee industry to a great extent. To be able to enjoy great coffee in the future, we must take responsibility in all parts of the value chain, even outside our own operation and where we do not have direct means of control,” says Kajsa-Lisa Ljudén.

New tools create better conditions for more coffee farmers
The development projects that Löfbergs carry out within the framework of International Coffee Partners (ICP) and coffee&climate (c&c) have up to now strengthened 185,000 small-scale coffee farmers and their opportunities to meet climate change and improve their livelihoods, Löfbergs is also one of the world’s largest buyers and roasters of organic and Fairtrade coffee, which, among other things, generated SEK 78.3 million in extra premiums for farmers and cooperatives.

“In 2023, we started purchasing, as the first company in the world, sustainably verified coffee according to Gerações, a new sustainability protocol that the Brazilian cooperative Cooxupé has developed. We are also making great investments in data-driven systems that increase traceability and transparency, and that make it possible for us to follow and customise our sustainability efforts. This enables us to create better opportunities and conditions for even more coffee farmers,” says Kajsa-Lisa Ljudén.

Packaging development and record-low waste
Packaging is another important area for Löfbergs, and the company presented a world premiere in 2023. Together with suppliers, the company has started to use a new packaging material designed for recycling, which creates the prerequisites for a circular system. Löfbergs also report that the waste in its own production has been reduced to a record-low 0.28%.

Some key figures of Löfbergs’s sustainability report

  • The production increased to 12 million cups of great tasting coffee – a day.
  • SEK 78.3 million in extra premiums for Fairtrade farmers and cooperatives.
  • 185,000 small-scale coffee farmers have participated in the development projects that Löfbergs carry out within the framework of ICP and c&c.
  • The share of renewable packaging increased to 75%.
  • The waste of produced coffee reduced to 0.28%.
  • Converts to 100% fossil-free sea transport.

For more information, please contact:
Kajsa-Lisa Ljudén, Head of Sustainability, +46 70 355 94 13,
Anders Thorén, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 70 355 64 22,


The Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs is a Family Business founded in 1906. We are 300 coffee lovers operating in ten core markets in Europe, sharing the passion for taste, trends and sustainability. We have a turnover of SEK 2 billion and is one of the world's largest purchasers of organic and Fairtrade-labeled coffee. The group includes the brands Löfbergs, Peter Larsen Kaffe and Kobbs.


Anders Thorén

Anders Thorén

Press contact Head of Corporate Communications +46 703 55 64 22

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