September was a month of notable recognitions for Land O’Lakes, Inc.—both on a local and global scale—in response to our ongoing social responsibility efforts. Building strong communities, creating enduring livelihoods and being effective stewards of our natural resources is part of our DNA.
We’re proud that our, and our employees’ and members’, efforts are being acknowledged as we work in communities around the globe to grow more food with less, foster new ideas and talent, and preserve our communities and the planet for future generations.
Minnesota Business Partnership Legacy Award
On September 26, Land O’Lakes, Inc. was honored with the Minnesota Business Partnership’s 2017 Legacy Award. The annual award honors a Minnesota company that exemplifies the business community’s commitment to corporate responsibility, community leadership and philanthropy.
Land O’Lakes is the fourth recipient of the award, joining the ranks of esteemed industry peers and past Legacy Award honorees Hormel (2016), General Mills (2015) and Target Corp (2014).
FORTUNE Change the World
Just a few weeks earlier, Land O’Lakes, Inc. was named to the 2017 FORTUNE Change the World list which recognizes global companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. The recognition shows the pivotal role farmers and agriculture play in building a sustainable world.
Companies were named to the list based on three criteria: measurable social impact (most heavily weighted), business results and degree of innovation. Land O’Lakes was featured for its 2016 launch of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, a business unit focused on helping farmers implement sustainability best practices using AgTech platforms and agronomic insights.