Polarica Group is Europe’s leading supplier of frozen berries. The company’s story dates back to 1972 when Polarica AB started business operations in Haparanda, Swedish Lapland.
Over the years, the company has grown into an international group, but its roots are still firmly in the north. The pure nature of Lapland is the source of many of our wild berries and headquarters are still in northern Sweden.
Healthy, flavoursome and ethically produced wild food has become more and more appealing to the modern conscious consumer. However, wild food is not an easy business: natural conditions vary from year to year, and operations take place in remote and vulnerable communities.
The way wild food companies treat the nature and their stakeholders has a direct effect on their operating conditions now and in the future. Taking the various aspects of responsibility into consideration is a precondition for Polarica’s success and has a key role in its strategy. Polarica’s objective is to minimise its environmental load, and to promote wellbeing in our operating environment and to work closely together with our stakeholders.
Consumers are increasingly interested in social responsibility. The way Thai berry pickers are treated and the transparency of operations have received a lot of public attention. Polarica is the first company in the berry industry to implement the ISO 26000. We want to be an industry leader in social responsibility, and aim to continuously improve our operations and increase transparency.
In everything it does, Polarica Group aims to ensure that its products are safe, of high quality, and meet customer expectations. Consumers value pure Nordic berries and are increasingly well informed and demanding regarding the origins of their food. Polarica’s production control and reporting systems across the entire supply chain ensure traceability from raw materials to finished materials.
Polarica offers a wide range of organic berries, for instance KRAV certified berries in Sweden such as wild lingonberries, cloudberries and bilberries. KRAV certification is built around organic production, but the factors taken into consideration also include social responsibility and environmental impacts.