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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.

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