Land O’ Lakes on Fortune Magazine List Sustainable Companies
September 11, 2017
NMPF member Land O’ Lakes, Inc. was recently included in Fortune Magazine’s annual Change the World list, which honors 50 companies across the globe that include positive social impact as part of their core business strategy. Fortune ranked companies on three criteria: measurable social impact, business results and degree of innovation. Land O’Lakes was honored in part for its SUSTAIN program, which develops technology and tools to facilitate farmers’ sustainability efforts.
In 2016, Land O’Lakes, Inc., formed SUSTAIN as a standalone business unit and natural extension of its member-farmers’ commitment to caring for the earth. Since then, SUSTAIN has focused on conserving resources and highlighting methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve soil health, reduce soil loss and improve water quality.
“Stewardship of the land, water and air has been a hallmark of our farmers for generations, and Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN is a step forward to serve our members and customers even better while continuing to preserve our resources,” says Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc. “We believe that view, paired with the tools and technology we have developed, will help sustainability practices across the value chain of all our businesses and those of our partners.”
NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern added: “This honor illustrates that farmers play a pivotal role in building a sustainable world. We are proud of the example set by Land O’Lakes as it commits to making meaningful impact on the environment by working with farmers, for farmers and for a better world for all.”