Berry good to know...

Our 'currant' affairs

Ribena is made from 11 varieties of blackcurrants. These are grown all around the UK to help secure our supply of the British grown fruit year on year.

To make sure our berries are fighting fit for the future in spite of a changing climate, we’re working with the James Hutton Institute to develop berries that are just as happy and juicy in Blighty, whatever the weather.

The 6point plan

We grow a lot of blackcurrants to make our berry-licious Ribena, which we couldn’t do without our trusty farmers and the wonderful wildlife on our Ribena farms.

Our six-point plan, includes measures around the conservation of hedgerows, and use of wild flowers and bird boxes, to ensure we farm in a nature friendly way;

1. Hedgerows

Our hedgerows provide natural shelter for our crops, shielding them from the wind and giving food, shelter and breeding sites for our wildlife.

2. Rough grass margins

Grass margins are a wonderful habitat for bees, butterflies and other insects this supports the pollination of the berries and the encouragement of insects that feed off crop pests.

3. Green headlands

We keep our green headlands green and as wild as we can as these areas are an ideal habitat for bumblebees, brown hares and grey partridges.

4. Nest boxes

Nest boxes provide birds with shelter and safety from predators and we have over 2000 of them around the country.

5. Wildflowers

We sow our Ribena wildflower mix around our blackcurrants which supports the native bee population and improves our berry yield.

6. Trees

Planting native trees helps provide wildlife with food and safety for the future and protecting our ancient trees on farms and stacking deadwood protects even more species such as stag beetles.

sustainability ribena bottle

Meet Giles

He’s one of our wildlife-loving blackcurrant farmers.

Top up the good vibes!

cat recycling Ribena bottle in bin

Since 2007, our juicy-licious drinks have been packaged in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic (excludes cap and label).

And now, the bottles have also been redesigned to have a smaller sleeve, which helps what we call 'bottle to bottle' recycling too.

Not that you need one. And for that, we crush on you.