Subjects: Partnerships, cooperations
One year of rescued coffee beans – how has it gone?
The sustainability project Rescued Coffee began a year ago, a cooperation between Circle K and Löfbergs with the purpose to minimize unnecessary waste of coffee beans. Four batches of Rescued Coffee has been launched during the year, which means that 26 tons of coffee that risked being wasted has been drunk up instead.
Circular cooperation gives coffee residues new life
The Swedish-based coffee group Löfbergs is behind the initiative Circular Coffee Community with the purpose of eliminating all waste related to coffee. A unique test will now determine if residues from Löfbergs’s coffee roastery can be used to produce nutritious garden soil. If the test is successful, the coffee residues can replace fossil peat and decrease the emissions of greenhouse gases.
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.
Challenges and confidence in the future
It´s about the power of doing things together. That goes for sustainability as well of course. Here Kathrine Löfberg, chair of the board, and Anders Fredriksson, CEO, share their thoughts on Löfbergs´ sustainability work.
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.
Löfbergs calls for a strong EU law to protect forests and natural ecosystems
Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs is urging the European Commission to propose an ambitious law to address EU-driven global deforestation, in a statement released today with another 40+ European companies.
International Coffee Partners: 20 years of hands-on smallholder family support
Join the 20 years ICP event “Focus on People! How the coffee sector can ensure smallholder families’ livelihoods” on Tuesday, June 15th at 10 am CEST to get to know ICP and follow a discussion about the opportunities of holistic support to coffee farmer families and working together for effectively tackling the challenges ahead.
Coffee packages in fully recyclable mono-material about to become reality at Löfbergs
By 2030, Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs strive to be 100 % circular, which includes only using packages that are recyclable and made from renewable or recycled materials. In a recent project, Löfbergs has reached revolutionary results – successful pilot tests of what likely is the world’s first high barrier soft plastic PE mono-material prototype for coffee.
Companies create mutual value in circular community
The number of companies in the Circular Coffee Community is growing steadily, and the first solutions and business models are starting to sprout. The community, founded by Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs, wants to make coffee 100 percent circular.
Coffee comes full circle: First ever 3D printed coffee station made from waste
Swedish coffee group Löfbergs is collaborating with 3D print entrepreneur Sculptur to transform coffee production waste into brand new coffee stations. The collaboration is part of the Circular Coffee Community and the pursuit of the group’s ambition of zero coffee waste by 2030. The World’s first 3D printed waste-based coffee station is already in operation and more are underway.
"The future is circular"
Coffee is amazing! We love the smell and taste. We love how it wakes us up in the morning. We love how it brings people together and generates conversations and togetherness. We also know that coffee could mean so much more. The full potential of coffee is not being used today. We want to change that to contribute to a 100 per cent circular production and consumption of coffee, without any waste.
New report: Cooperation strengthens Löfbergs in the sustainability field
Lower climate impact, more certified coffee and increased support for small-scale coffee farmers. The new sustainability report from Löfbergs shows that the family-owned coffee company continues to develop in the sustainability field. Löfbergs is now aiming at new goals: circular transformation with zero waste.
ICP provides emergency relief fund after hurricanes in Central America
As a response to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras and Guatemala, International Coffee Partners (ICP) makes an emergency relief fund available. It will support 400 smallholder coffee farmer families with direct food access and restoring damaged infrastructure. In total 40,000 Euro will be available.
Swedish fika creates growth – Waynes Coffee and Löfbergs join forces
They are both a part of the Swedish fika culture. The coffee shop chain Waynes and the coffee group Löfbergs are now joining forces in a collaboration that will strengthen the two companies. As from spring of 2021, Löfbergs will be the exclusive coffee supplier to all of Waynes’s coffee shops in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Reclaimed coffee sacks
All companies have waste material that they don’t know what to do with. Swedish based coffee company Löfbergs teamed up with Stich N Stones and figured out that they can upcycle their coffee jute sacks into Coffee Sack Caps.
Löfbergs partner up with Sproud
Launching in October 2020, the Swedish coffee group Löfbergs rolles out a collaboration with Sproud throughout Löfbergs Out of Home market in Sweden, e.g. Foodservice, Chain customer, Facility Management, Vending, Public Sector, Free Market. With a broad assortment of sustainably sourced speciality coffee and comprehensive services, Löfbergs has reached the position as market leader.
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.
ICP has a theory to improve the smallholder farmer families’ livelihoods
In 2001 Löfbergs co-founded International Coffee Partners (ICP), where eight family-owned coffee companies contribute to the development of small-scale coffee farmers. ICP’s vision is to improve smallholder farmer families’ livelihoods. ICP is committed to long-term projects and long-term impact in the coffee sustainability sector. That’s why ICP recently reworked its Theory of Change.
International Coffee Partners projects reached almost 49,000 smallholder farmers in 2019
In 2001 Löfbergs co-founded International Coffee Partners (ICP), where a number of other family-owned coffee companies contribute to the development of small-scale coffee farmers. ICP now has released its Annual Report 2019. In the past year, ICP-projects reached almost 49,000 smallholder coffee farmer families in six regions around the globe.
Lars Appelqvist appointed vice president of FoodDrinkEurope
A unanimous board has appointed Lars Appelqvist, CEO of Löfbergs and chairman of The Swedish Food Federation, vice president of the European interbranch organisation FoodDrinkEurope. FoodDrinkEurope represents the industry at an EU level in order to create good terms for all European food companies.