Justin’s Rolls Out Pollinator-Friendly Badge Across Packaging; Commits $85K To Pollinator Conservation Efforts


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Boulder, CO — Justin’s LLC has added a pollinator-friendly badge across all its packaging, timed to coincide with National Pollinator Month (June). The company says the move signifies that many of its products wouldn’t be possible without the help of pollinators. Consumers will begin seeing the badge on packaging this month, with complete rollout in the coming months varying by retailer and product type.

In addition, Justin’s is celebrating National Pollinator Month by donating $25,000 to Project Apis m. to further fund research to improve bee health and vitality. This donation is part of $85,000 the company is donating in 2024 to support pollinator conservation efforts towards People & Pollinators Action Network, Growing Gardens, and Xerces Society. The company notes it also supports the National Honey Board’s Honey Saves Hives, an annual campaign to educate consumers about the important role that honey, honey bees and beekeepers play in daily lives.

To further build awareness and education on the need to protect pollinators, the company is again activating a digital campaign for National Pollinator Month that showcases the crucial role pollinators play in the food system, as demonstrated by a “Help Justin’s Help the Bees” video that asks viewers to watch what happens when Justin’s removes the one in three bites of food on restaurant diners’ plates that relies on pollination.

“We hope that by continuing to create awareness about the important role of pollinators in our food system, we can collectively help protect our buzzy little buddies,” says Penny Andino, vice-president of marketing. “Pollinators are an essential part of the ingredients we use in our products and our food system overall. We’re proud to take National Pollinator Month as a time to celebrate their importance. Now with the introduction of our new pollinator-friendly badge, consumers can also identify that Justin’s supports pollinator protection year-round.”

In addition to the brand’s pollinator conservation efforts, Justin’s is partnering with The Almond Project, a farmer-led organization created to pave the way towards a more resilient future for almonds. Justin’s joined this collective of brands, including Pacific Ag Management, Treehouse California Almonds, White Buffalo Land Trust, Simple Mills, Daily Harvest, and Cappello’s, as they have a shared mission to preserve natural resources, enable ecosystem regeneration, protect farming communities, and ensure availability of almonds for generations to come. The brand’s support will go towards moving key projects forward throughout 2024, including exploration into certifications around regenerative almonds.