Sustainability Initiatives

Click an icon to learn a quick fact about how we’re making conscious efforts to take care of our environment.

 

We’re Nuts for Bees

We’ve joined forces with Xerces Society, People & Pollinators Action Network and Growing Gardens to support pollinator conservation on the national, state and local level.

The majority of our ingredients are organic

Our peanut butter cups are made with 100% organic ingredients!

Due to short supply and extraordinarily high pricing, we are unable to source organic hazelnuts, peanuts and almonds for our nut butters at this time however, our nut butters are made with mostly organic ingredients and our future goals include converting all ingredients to organic.

Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa

We buy cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified Farms, helping protect the environment and farming communities.

Sustainably Sourced Palm Fruit Oil

Our organic peanut butter cups are made with 100% organic palm fruit oil that is sustainably sourced from South America and certified under the RSPO‘s IP (Identity Preserved) supply chain model.

Our nut butter jars, squeeze packs and snack packs also contain palm oil that is certified sustainable under the mass balance supply chain model by the RSPO.

Learn more about our palm oil journey here .

No GMOs

At Justin’s, we are committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients, and we believe that our consumers should be able to make informed choices about the foods they eat. That is why we only source GMO-free ingredients in our products, and why we will have verified our entire product line through the Non-GMO Project in 2019.

See the list of our currently verified products here.

Recyclable Jars

From the beginning, Justin’s has been working on sustainable packaging solutions so we can feel as good about our packaging as we do about the product inside. Currently, our jars, caddies, cases, and nut butter cup liners and trays are recyclable, though we do suggest you check with your city’s recycling rules, as they can vary by location.

We know that creating sustainable packaging solutions may take time, but we are committed to finding ways to improve the environmental impact of our packaging, ultimately providing products that are better for our consumers and better for the environment.

Stay tuned for more sustainable packaging updates!

Recycled Cartons

All cardboard is made with 100% recycled paper.

Wind Powered Facility

We match 100% of the electricity used to produce our caddies with
renewable energy certificates.

No PPO

As of 2007 all US Almonds have to be pasteurized before fit for human consumption due to outbreaks of Salmonella.  Most Almonds are treated with the chemical and known carcinogen propylene oxide (PPO) while we pay a premium to have all of our almonds steam pasteurized.

Mindfully Sourced Ingredients

We source all of our ingredients as domestically and sustainably as possible, always being mindful of the decisions we make and their impact on the environment.

Green Commute

Living in Boulder, CO gives us 360 days of sunshine each year, allowing us to ride bikes and walk to work whenever possible! We also provide Eco Passes for our employees to incentivize green transportation to work.

Sustainable Squeeze Pack Journey

Since the launch of our nut butter squeeze pack, we have been constantly working to on packaging solutions so we can feel as good about the packaging as we do the product inside. In 2010, Justin’s hosted the first ever sustainable squeeze pack summit bringing together retailers, manufacturers, packaging experts and industry thought leaders to discuss the state of the industry and how we can collectively make advancements in this space. We have made strides along the way but a bio-based film that can hold nut butter still does not exist. Today, we are actively looking and testing different materials in attempt to create a compostable squeeze pack.

No BPA

Our jars are BPA-free.