Polarica remains committed to sustainable practices

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Published: 27.02.2024

On 26.2.2024, the Northern Finland Prosecution District announced charges against Jukka Kristo, former CEO of Polarica Marjahankinta Oy, for aggravated human trafficking.

Throughout the ongoing preliminary investigation, Mr. Kristo has maintained his innocence and is determined to contest the charges.

"I strived to bring transparency and continually improve operations in collaboration with various authorities and stakeholders. These baseless charges are therefore quite shocking, especially after years of dedicated efforts in advancing sustainable berry picking practices," says Jukka Kristo.

Mr. Kristo stepped aside from his role at the company at the end of 2022.

Polarica Marjahankinta Oy and its management categorically reject any insinuation of unlawful conduct.

"Polarica aims to be a beacon of positive change in the berry industry. We remain committed to responsible practices and sustainability," asserts Mari Onkamo, CEO of Polarica Group.


For further information, please contact:

Mari Onkamo, CE


Polarica Berry Group is a Nordic provider of wild-berries and fruit-based products. We aspire to be a beacon of positive change in the berry industry through visionary leadership in sustainability, technology, and customer-centricity. Polarica has operations in 3 countries, employs over 200 people and has headquarter in Haparanda, Sweden