Consumers want more than a meal that just taste good; they want one they can feel good about too. The promise of a field to fork experience with transparency in the grain value chain offers an opportunity for people to take more control over what they eat. With our portfolio of bread and sweets, we are a big part of that promise.

Our heritage leads the way

We are owned by Lantmännen, a Nordic cooperative founded on the knowledge and values acquired through generations of farmers. Lantmännen is Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy, and food products with companies in every part of the value chain from field to fork.

Lantmännen Unibake’s familial ties with the rest of the Lantmännen Group give us a unique opportunity to make a positive difference on the sustainability areas we have defined as most important for us. In the Lantmännen Group, we invest in research, innovation, and development – from plant cultivation and seed production to fossil-free and recycled plant nutrient products. We produce sustainable and responsible food. And by adopting a circular approach to our business, we protect the earth and utilise every part of our enterprise. Examples of projects include converting old breadcrumbs and waste from grain production into energy and biofuel.

Climate, Health, People

Lantmännen Unibake’s sustainability strategy stands on three primary pillars – Climate, Health, and People – with a fourth complementary pillar evolving around trust and transparency as our Business Fundamentals. Each pillar is equally important in our ambition to create sustainable value from the moment raw materials are harvested to the time a bakery product meets the consumer. Across our value chain, we work hard to address challenges and reduce emissions from all business areas.

 

Climate

We have submitted our climate goals to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for their independent verification. We are making sure that the sourcing of our raw materials complies with sustainability requirements – for example we only purchase RSPO-certified segregated palm oil, and we only use cocoa sourced from sustainable schemes across our bakery portfolio. Where possible, we are choosing greener sources of energy and using energy more efficiently. We are slashing waste, recycling more, and reducing our reliance on plastic.

Read about our climate goals

Health

Since the beginning of time, bread has been fundamental for man’s health, and for thousands of years baked goods, especially bread, have been part of human history. We want to make it easier for our customers and consumers to favour healthier breads. We are introducing products with increased levels of wholegrain and fibre and lower levels of sugar and salt. We are adjusting portion sizes of sweet treats so that indulgences can have less of a negative health impact without spoiling the feeling of enjoyment.

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People

As a global company, we employ thousands of people in different countries. That gives us an opportunity to set an industry high standard for operating a sustainable business centred around the people we employ. We treat every colleague with fairness and respect, and we have set targets for health, safety, diversity, and equality. Our strategy relies on our ability to attract and retain excellent people – both young and seasoned – and keep them safe, fulfilled, and happy for all their time with us.

Read about our people goals