As a global bakery company, Lantmännen Unibake has a special responsibility to contribute to a more sustainable food system. Food production and consumption account for approximately one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Our main ambition is to reach net-zero GHG emissions across our value chain by 2050 with subsidiary goals in 2027 and 2030. That means big changes in our operations.

Committing to Science Based Targets initiative

In 2021, we committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). In July 2023, the SBTi approved our submission. Today, sustainability is incorporated into our business strategy and our SBT’s are part of the overarching business ambition in Lantmännen Unibake.

  • 72% of suppliers-by-emissions, covering purchased goods and services, upstream transportation & distribution, and business travel will have science-based targets.

  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 50% from a 2019 baseline.
  • Reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 30% from a 2019 baseline.

  • Reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain.
  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 90% from a 2019 baseline*.
  • Reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 90% from a 2019 baseline.

Scope 1, 2 and 3 – what is it?

Scope 1

  • Emissions controlled through our own operations

Scope 2

  • Emissions caused from the energy consumption. We consume the energy, but CO2e is generated elsewhere

Scope 3

  • Emissions linked to our business activities, but not in our direct control. However, we can influence for example raw material production, transport, business travel etc.

Lantmännen Unibake has an annual footprint of approximately 800,000 tons CO2e. Of these total emissions, 89% derive from Scope 3 – emissions we do not control. For example, the sourcing of flour is the biggest emission contributor (23%) of all our raw materials due to the volume. As part of the Lantmännen corporative, Unibake has direct access to eco-friendly flour that helps us reduce the carbon footprint in our bakeries.

Crucial areas

For the climate, health, and people pillars in our sustainability plan we have defined a set of crucial areas. Each crucial area represents an opportunity for us to improve our operations and implement a more sustainable practice. On climate we have identified seven crucial areas.


Raw materials

Sustainable raw materials are the foundation of our sustainable bakery products. They must comply to strict food quality specifications and meet all regulatory requirements.


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Grain & flour

We source grain and flour according to specified criteria to fit our baking processes. We know the origin of our grain, and our colleagues in the Lantmännen Group have gained strong experience with climate-friendly methods of producing flour.

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Energy & efficiency

We are transitioning towards a fossil free production in our bakeries. At the same time, we are optimizing our processes and equipment to reduce our energy consumption in the bakeries.


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Warehouses & transportation

With more than 30 bakeries in multiple countries smart logistics can save a lot of kilometres, fuel and electricity.


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Through packaging optimization we are customizing the size and thickness of our corrugated cardboard boxes and plastic bags. That means that we transport less air and more bread on every truck that leaves our warehouses.


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Business travel & commuting

Travelling and commuting are unavoidable side effects from working in an international bakery such as Lantmännen Unibake. By 2030, we have committed to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from business travel and commuting by 30%.

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Assets & services

Battling climate change is not a solo endeavor but a team affair. It requires understanding, collaboration, and a little bit of pressure to push the agenda forward and create results. By 2030, Lantmännen Unibake has committed to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from our assets and services by 30%.

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What are we doing on climate

Lantmännen Unibake is running programs and launching projects that show our commitment to cut emissions across our operations.