Friday 09 December 2022

Löfbergs and others in the Haga Initiative decrease their emissions

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KARLSTAD, Sweden – The ninth climate disclosure by the Haga Initiative shows that 11 of 12 member companies have reached the climate target by 2020, which is one year faster than planned. The coffee roaster Löfbergs is one of them. Altogether, the companies of the Haga Initiative have reduced their own emissions by 1.5 million tonnes of CO2e since they started measuring.

“Ten years with transparent climate targets and annual reports gives us the clear message that ambitious climate efforts are profitable. It is positive for funding and to attract the very best employees,” says Nina Ekelund, Executive Director for the Haga Initiative.

Direct greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 22 percent, corresponding to 700,000 tonnes compared to 2018. The decrease can be attributed to shutdowns of fossil electricity and heat production, downtime, efficiency improvements in transport and own processes.

Halved climate impact

Löfbergs´s goal was to cut the company’s emissions of greenhouse gases with 40 per cent by 2020. Löfbergs has now reached that goal. Less travelling by air and an increase of the share of Bio LPG are two of the adopted measures that have been contributory factors for Löfbergs’s decrease of its emissions with 50 per cent per produced ton of coffee compared to the base year of 2005.

“It is a milestone that shows how important it is to set specific goals for your sustainability work. Now we aim for a fully fossil free production and packaging consisting of only renewable or recycled material,” says Eva Eriksson, Director of Quality and Sustainability at Löfbergs.

The Haga Initiative strives towards a profitable business sector without climate impact

Members of the network are: Axfood, Coca-Cola European Partner Sverige, Folksam, HKScan Sweden, JM, Lantmännen, Löfbergs, McDonald’s, Preem, Stena Recycling, Stockholm Exergi and Sveaskog.

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