Löfbergs secures 100% fossil-free sea transport
The Swedish-based coffee company Löfbergs is now taking a new important step to reduce its carbon footprint. By cooperating with the logistics company Scanlog, the family-owned coffee company secures 100 per cent fossil-free sea transport – a measure that reduces the CO2 emissions with 1,800 metric tons.
Löfbergs continues to grow – plans to build a new roasting house
The sales figures of Swedish based Löfbergs reveal an upward trend, and to meet an increase in demand, the family-owned coffee roaster is planning to build another roasting house in Karlstad, Sweden.
New company is set to reverse coffee's negative climate and environmental impact
Lead by experienced professionals and backed Löfbergs the new company GrowGrounds has set out to change a global coffee industry with major climate and environmental challenges. In collaboration with coffee farmers all over the world, the goal is to eliminate coffee's negative CO2 impact and restore nature, and simultaneously ensure income and better living conditions for the coffee farmers.
Löfbergs concentrates its actions in the UK – sells the Percol brand
The coffee roaster Löfbergs sells the British brand Percol to India-based Continental Coffee. With this transaction, Löfbergs will fully focus on its own brand in the UK.
Kathrine Löfberg hands over the ICP chairmanship to Rui Miguel Nabeiro
The non-profit partnership International Coffee Partners (ICP) has announced its new Chair: Rui Miguel Nabeiro, CEO of Grupo Nabeiro/Delta Cafés, Portugal. He is taking over the role from Kathrine Löfberg, Chair of the Board at Löfbergs, Sweden, who was in office for the past six years.
Löfbergs is first with a new kind of recyclable coffee packaging
After several years of development, the Swedish-based coffee roaster Löfbergs is now presenting a world first in the form of coffee packages in mono-laminate. The benefit of the new packaging is that it can be recycled instead of incinerated, which creates prerequisites for a circular economy. The climate impact is reduced with 55 per cent compared to previous packages.
"Certifications is an important piece of the puzzle for fair and sustainable development"
There is a need for increased justice in the value chain and we work with that in several different ways. For instance, certifications. We imported the first container of organic coffee to Sweden in 1995. Today we are one of the world’s largest buyers and roaster of organic and Fairtrade coffee today.
Working with certifications means that an independent party controls the farm, that the produ
"The ambition is to transform the coffee industry and improve the farmers' opportunities"
The coffee industry faces great challenges, and many coffee farmers are struggling every day to survive financially. It is threatening the livelihoods and makes fewer young people see a future as coffee farmers, which in the long run can decrease the access to coffee. We work in many ways in our own value chain, for example through supplier follow-ups, development projects and certifications. But
"Fair trade a driving force for sustainable development"
A fair growth on commercial terms, where fundamental human rights are respected, is a prerequisite for sustainable development, and to contribute to a more fair, performance-driven and transparent value chain is at core in our sustainability work. We aim to be a driving force when it comes to creating better possibilities for coffee farmers and their communities around the world.
"Open innovation creates new opportunities in the area of sustainability"
The circular transformation must extend outside of our own business to make a real difference. We want to involve both coffee farmers and consumers, and everyone in between, on our journey ahead. But we do not have all the solutions yet, and we have to work innovatively both internally and externally to find them.
“We want to contribute to a world where both people and coffee can grow”
Sustainability has always been important for us at Löfbergs, ever since we started in 1906. It permeates our entire business and everything we do. We are proud of how far we have come in some areas, but there is still left to be done in others. Our aim towards continuous sustainability improvement characterises our whole culture.
The sustainability report of Löfbergs: “We cannot climate-compensate away the challenges in the coffee industry.”
Through purposeful efforts and large investments, Swedish-based Löfbergs has successfully reduced its climate impact with 90 per cent over the last three years. The results are presented in the sustainability report that the family-owned coffee roaster releases today.