Löfbergs releases sustainability report


Löfbergs has released a sustainability report for the prolonged financial year from July 2022 to December 2023, highlighting 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) by 30 per cent by 2030.

“In a time when there are forces questioning the pace of the sustainability work, it is more important than ever to dare to act and take major steps forward. We want to be a catalyst for positive impact together with our customers, suppliers, and other partners,” says Kajsa-Lisa Ljudén, Head of Sustainability at Löfbergs.

In the new framework, Löfbergs targets efforts in the entire value chain, such as improving the opportunities and livelihoods of coffee farmers, reducing emissions and waste in its own production, as well as inspiring a more sustainable consumption.

“Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time and affects the coffee industry to a great extent. To be able to enjoy great coffee in the future, we must take responsibility in all parts of the value chain, even outside our own operation and where we do not have direct means of control,” says Ljudén.

The development projects that Löfbergs carry out within the framework of International Coffee Partners (ICP) and coffee&climate (c&c) have now strengthened 185,000 small-scale coffee farmers and their opportunities to meet climate change and improve their livelihoods, Löfbergs is also one of the world’s largest buyers and roasters of organic and Fairtrade coffee.

“In 2023, we started purchasing, as the first company in the world, sustainably verified coffee according to Gerações, a new sustainability protocol that the Brazilian cooperative Cooxupé has developed. We are also making great investments in data-driven systems that increase traceability and transparency, and that make it possible for us to follow and customise our sustainability efforts. This enables us to create better opportunities and conditions for even more coffee farmers,” says Ljudén.

Together with suppliers, Löfbergs has also started to use a new packaging material designed for recycling, which creates the prerequisites for a circular system. Löfbergs also reports that the waste in its own production has been reduced to a record-low of 0.28 per cent.

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