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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: “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.

"Certifications is an important piece of the puzzle for fair and sustainable development"

"Certifications is an important piece of the puzzle for fair and sustainable development"

There is a need for increased justice in the value chain and we work with that in several different ways. For instance, certifications. We imported the first container of organic coffee to Sweden in 1995. Today we are one of the world’s largest buyers and roaster of organic and Fairtrade coffee today.
Working with certifications means that an independent party controls the farm, that the produ

"The ambition is to transform the coffee industry and improve the farmers' opportunities"

"The ambition is to transform the coffee industry and improve the farmers' opportunities"

The coffee industry faces great challenges, and many coffee farmers are struggling every day to survive financially. It is threatening the livelihoods and makes fewer young people see a future as coffee farmers, which in the long run can decrease the access to coffee. We work in many ways in our own value chain, for example through supplier follow-ups, development projects and certifications. But

Sustainability is the most important matter of our time according to Anders Fredriksson, CEO at Löfbergs Group.

Löfbergs presents a new sustainability report “Sustainable development crucial for our existence”

The financial year of 2020-2021 was characterised by challenges and new ways of working – and a strong belief in the future. Increased support for small-scale coffee farmers, more certified coffee, lower climate impact, and continuous investments in a circular transformation were some of the progress. That is what the new sustainability report from Löfbergs Group shows.

“Sustainability matters are always present for us, but to be able to realize all ideas we depend on partners like Circle K, who are willing and brave to try out and develop new concepts together with us,” says Martin Löfberg (left).

Great success for rescued coffee – Circle K and Löfbergs widen their cooperation against food waste

Since 80-90% of the climate effects of coffee occur in the coffee growing countries, it is valuable to minimize waste of the finished product. Löfbergs and Circle K’s new sustainability project Rescued Coffee was born from that insight; a coffee that otherwise would risk being wasted at the roasting house. After a successful pre-test, the coffee is now being launched on a wide front in Sweden.

The coffee harvest in Brazil, which accounts for 40 per cent of the world's coffee production, has been hit hard by both frost and drought. While this will present challenges worldwide, it also offers new opportunities, says Löfbergs Group.

Reports of poor harvests lead to higher coffee prices – but also new opportunities

Reports are pointing to a disastrous coffee harvest in Brazil but rising prices are not the only outcome. The challenging harvest exposes the convoluted and unfair mechanisms of the coffee trade, and the environmental and climate challenges that the whole industry must solve together. The good news is that when challenges become so apparent, it gives us the opportunity to do something about them.

​Löfbergs joins IKEA in commitment to halve food loss and waste

​Löfbergs joins IKEA in commitment to halve food loss and waste

Löfbergs joins IKEA in the groundbreaking “10x20x30” initiative to root out food loss and waste. 10x20x30 goes hand in hand with Löfbergs´s ambitious initiative Circular Coffee Community with the clear-cut purpose of eliminating all waste related to coffee. 10x20x30 is led by IKEA and 10+ of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers. Löfbergs is one of IKEA’s major suppliers for coffee.

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