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Vegetables grown locally in a vertical urban environment - in closed water systems without access to sun or acres of land. Greenfood is collaborating with food tech startup Agtira to create the future of urban farming. Agtira will build urban cultivation systems in ten strategic locations around Sweden. The goal is to meet the growing demand for sustainable, locally produced food - during both summer and winter.
After dropping all red meat this fall, food tech pioneer Picadeli puts focus on reducing the plastic with a plastic-free bowl lid and eliminates single-use plastic dressing cups. All measures are part of a long-term sustainability engagement to reduce the company's climate footprint. The initiative aims to set an example for the food industry to act on the accelerating climate crisis and the plastic issue.
Greenfood has won the Swedish business award, Företagsstjärnan (Star Company). The prize was awarded for Greenfood's outstanding performance in providing the market with sustainable, plant-based, affordable, and easily accessible food. “The climate is the most important issue of our time. How we produce our food and what we eat has major effects on the climate and the environment, so we must do everything we can to accelerate the transition to plant-based alternatives,” said David von Laskowski, President and CEO of Greenfood Group.
Food tech is on the rise, and IT and tech skills are becoming increasingly important. For Greenfood, a leading grocery group in the field of healthy food, one of the success factors has been to expand recruitment beyond traditional food processing expertise and hire programmers, engineers and AI specialists. Now the Group is seeing increased interest from jobseekers with a tech background who want to join the food industry.
Greenfood-owned Ahlströms is continuing to develop its range of plant-based alternatives under the Ahlgood brand. The products are based on traditional, Swedish-grown, organic and KRAV-labelled produce grown in a gentle way. Falafel on gray and autumn peas, lentil bites, and organic legume mince on quinoa and gray pea are some examples.
Greenfood AB (publ) has successfully issued a four-year sustainability-linked bond for SEK 1,050 million. The bond is linked to Greenfood's Sustainability Framework’s targets. The Framework has been reviewed by an independent second opinion provider and has received the highest possible rating. After significant interest from both leading Nordic and European investors, the bond was quickly oversubscribed.
Greenfood is taking the next big step in its ongoing sustainability work by joining the Science Based Targets initiative. SBTi is a global standard that supports companies in setting climate targets in line with what’s required to meet the Paris Agreement.