Board member

Managing Director Lorenz


Stephan Hochstein is the Managing Director of Lorenz Switzerland AG, a part of Lorenz’  Responsible Sourcing Department. Lorenz is an independent family business – with its 3,000 employees, it is one of the leading manufacturers in the European snack market. Stephan has over 20 years of experience in the international sourcing of raw materials for the food industry and nuts and dried fruits in particular. Up to today,  this involves participation in multiple sustainability initiatives and projects as well as public private partnerships.


Stephan Hochstein: “At Lorenz we are determined to improve the environmental and social impact of our actions as well as the nutritional properties of our products. We feel responsible towards all people connected with Lorenz – to our consumers, our own employees, our business partners and suppliers, and to the large and small producers of our raw materials all over the world. This also includes ensuring fair and respectful working conditions along the value chain. Given the complexity of global supply chains, this is a major challenge that we are constantly working on. We also believe that acting responsibly and supporting improvements alongside our supply chain needs to be addressed collectively by all supply chain partners to achieve significant positive impact. We are therefore proud to be part of the Sustainable Nut Initiative in order to develop common goals, meaningful concepts, as well as joint projects between all supply chain actors that address the challenges of our times and lead to a positive development moving forward.”