Responsibility is based on trust

For us responsibility means caring. Caring about the environment, caring about our Tribe, our customers and our team, caring for each other.

We are carbon negative 2021

We start compensating double all carbon emissions from our products

We are biodegradable

All cups, lids and straws used in serving our smoothies are made from PLA plastic.

Green, renewable energy!

We have changed to green renewable energy in all Jungle Juice Bars

ResQ x Jungle Juice Bar

Reducing food waste is significant climate action and we work in our day to day operations actively to reduce food waste.

Our sustainability journey

Sustainability is a part of our everyday decision-making

Countries of origin of our raw materials

It is very important for us that our smoothies are a truly guilt-free pleasure. Everyone can enjoy our smoothies with a clear conscience, as part of a responsible, climate-friendly and healthy lifestyle.

We only use carefully tested ingredients and we know exactly where they come from. Our smoothies are natural, and we never add sugar or additives. We compensate for all our CO2 emissions.

Our team’s wellbeing is very important to us. Many of our employees get their first experience from working life at Jungle Juice Bar. We feel very privileged to be able to make sure that they get a good start for their careers. We want to offer a workplace where everyone can feel at home and that all of us can be proud of. We believe that taking care of our team’s wellbeing is the way to make certain that a sense of caring and good energy are passed along to our customers as well.

Jungle Juice Bar is not a smoothie chain, it’s a Tribe. We feel that all Jungle Juice Bar’s customers and employees belong to this Tribe.

Fighting climate change is extremely important theme for our Tribe. Sustainability and caring are based on our Tribe trusting us. We feel it is important to be deserving of that trust.

Our sustainability journey

Sustainability is a part of our everyday decision-making. Here are a few milestones from our journey.

2010

Noora and Petteri Fagerström found Jungle Juice Bar to offer plant based healthy, nutritious and delicious smoothies.
Noora creates the recipe for Killer Bee, a smoothie including mango, pineapple, passionfruit and orange. To date, it continues to be one of our most popular products.

2011

We open the first Jungle Juice Bar at the Jumbo shopping center in Vantaa. Jungle Juice Bar starts using cups made of bioplastics for the first time.

2015

We start our charity smoothie campaigns. For each smoothie sold in the campaign, we donate 1 Euro to a selected charity organization.

2017

We start sourcing hand-made lamps from Indian village in Odisha, supporting local community and providing fair income. Each lamp is unique and made from recycled materials.

2018

We start using only bioplastic in all our cups and lids.

2019

We start using green energy in all our bars whenever possible. We are aiming with our partners to use 100% green energy by 2021.

We join the ResQ Club app in Finland to minimize food waste.

2020

We become climate neutral and start compensating all carbon emissions from our products.

We join the Karma app in Sweden to minimize food waste.

2021

We become climate positive or carbon negative. We start compensating double all carbon emissions from our products, thus removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than we produce.

2022

We will further reduce our carbon emissions by footprint by working by emphasizing electricity and water efficient farming in our sourcing. We will also reduce emissions from packing by starting to use paper or recycled PET cups.

Jungle Juice Bar is carbon negative

We get all fresh and delicious fruits and berries from the nature. It is important for us to be able to give back to the Jungle!

A plant-based fresh smoothie full of vitamins and good energy is a climate act in itself. Our smoothies are good for you and good for the planet, as they have a relatively small CO2 footprint.

Yet we want to do even more! That is why we are double compensating for all emissions for all smoothies sold in 2021. In practice, this means that we will remove more CO2 from the atmosphere than we produce. Carbon negativity means that we don’t contribute to climate change.

 

We want to offer guilt-free delicious smoothies that are part of a responsible, climate-friendly lifestyle.

– Elli Holappa, CEO, JJB

For our employees we want to offer a workplace of which they can be proud of.

– Elli Holappa, CEO, JJB

How we calculated our carbon footprint

Our plant-based products have a relatively small carbon footprint. We have also taken other measures to minimize our footprint, such as using only green energy and biodegradable packaging. But like most companies, we still produce some carbon emissions.

Natural Resource Institute Finland (LUKE) has calculated the amount of emissions we produce, so the figures are based on independent and impartial information. The figures include all emissions produced in growing and producing our ingredients, producing bio plastic cups and straws, use of detergents, water usage, raw material and internal deliveries, energy production, smoothie making and waste.

The largest share of our emissions are generated in cultivation of the raw materials, in freezing of certain raw materials and in transportation. Transportation happens via sea or land freight and transportation emissions are calculated taken into account the country of origin of each raw material.

 

Compensating for our emissions

Our partner South Pole compensates for our emissions. We buy carbon credits according to the amount of our emissions, and South Pole uses them in projects which avoid carbon dioxide from being emitted to the atmosphere. Jungle Juice Bar wants to channel the compensation to projects that are taking biodiversity protection and wellbeing of local communities into account in addition to climate benefits.

Projects best suited for this are forest protection programs, which are sustainably diminishing local deforestation pressure.

Jungle Juice Bar is taking part in two South Pole rainforest programs: The Agrocortex – program in Brazil and the Kariba REDD++ project in Zimbabwe.

The Agrocortex – program protects endangered southern parts of the Amazon rainforest from deforestation. Deforestation has been speeded up by cattle ranging, and both legal and illegal logging. By protecting the rainforest in the Agrocortex – program, we protect the rich biodiversity of the area and support the well-being of local communities.

More info on the Agrocortex -program in Brazil from here!

Kariba is a VCS CCBS -certified forest protection program located in Zimbabwe. Vast areas of Kariba’s diverse rainforests have been successfully protected by this program. The Kariba -program has far-reaching impacts on wellbeing of local communities, education level and economic opportunities.

More info on the Kariba REDD+ project from here!

 

Hand made tikau lamps

Tikau lamps found in our bars are hand made in Indian village of Odisha. Lamps are made from all natural and recycled materials. Each lamps is unique.

By buying the lamps we  support local community and provide fair income for the villagers.

We are biodegradable

All cups, lids and straws used in serving our smoothies are made from PLA plastic. They are biobased and biodegradable. PLA plastic has the smallest Co2 footprint of different plastics used by food industry at the moment. You can recycle PLA with bio waste, since it is industrially compostable.

Green, renewable energy!

We have changed to green renewable energy in all Jungle Juice Bars where we can pick the energy source ourselves. Electricity that we use is produced using wind, solar and water energy. We challenge all the rest of our partner shopping centers and landlords to change to green energy to fight against climate change.

ResQ X Jungle Juice Bar

Reducing food waste is significant climate action and we work in our day to day operations actively to reduce food waste. In in addition co-operation with ResQ food waste application we have reduced the waste of our vitrine products over 60  %.ResQ application is in active use in all our bars.

Cocoa

We only use ethically produced organic cocoa, which comes from small family farming communities.

Strawberry

Our strawberries come from certified Finnish or Polish farmers depending on the season. Farms are under extra careful quality control regarding the soil and irrigation water.

Other berries

We always use Finnish blueberries, lingonberries and raspberries. Sea buckthorn is organic and comes from Estonia.

Ensuring food safety

We test our raw materials regularly in an independent laboratory according to our food authority approved self-monitoring plan. Customs also do regular testing of raw materials imported to Finland.

Countries of origin of our raw materials

Read more about where our raw materials come from.