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Cojean Values

B CORP

Since june 2019 cojean is B corp certified, an historic first in the french fast food industry.

Certified B corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B corp are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

The B corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of higher quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

By harnessing the power of business, B corp use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

Cojean has been analyzed to fit all the requirements and see the certification as a stronger engagement for the ethical approach the brand wants to emphasize every day.

Fresh Salads

All our salads are cooked each day in our central kitchen (with no added preservatives or additives) before being delivered to our restaurants.

nourrir aimer donner

Cojean finances the "nourrir aimer donner" (“feeding, loving, giving”) charitable foundation created in 2011.
This foundation fights poverty and contributes to the sustainable development of the poorest communities.

visit the foundation page for more information

Gelatine Free

None of our desserts contain animal gelatine. 

Pressed Juices

All our juices are made from organic mixed or pressed fruit and vegetables.

Fresh apples, oranges, carrots, bananas, beetroot, turmeric and ginger are delivered to us every morning. For the most fragile fruit and vegetables – strawberries, pineapples, raspberries, mangos and kiwifruits – we have chosen to use frozen fruit and vegetables for supply reasons.

Vegetarians

Every season, approximately 50% of our product offer is suitable for vegetarians: all our soups are suitable for vegetarians, as are some of our salads, sandwiches and hot dishes.

Vegan

Every time our menu is renewed, we seek to offer our customers a selection of full, balanced recipes suitable for vegans: some of our salads, hot dishes, sandwiches and desserts.

Food Recycling

All organic waste (except for Selfridges) is sorted in order to be converted into biogas (used to produce clean renewable electricity) and liquid biofertiliser (spread onto farmland to help grow more food).

86% OF OUR CARDBOARD IS CERTIFIED OR RECYCLED

Every year, we strive to increase the proportion of recycled materials as much as possible and to use paper and cardboard guaranteed to be made from sustainable forests (PEFC or FSC certified).

100% Recycling

All our juices cups and salad pots are made from 100% recycled materials (RPET) and dessert pots are made from 80% recycled materials. Such a high proportion of recycled materials is seldom obtained for packaging. this eco-friendly packaging was developed specially for us, a truly innovative approach for the restaurant sector.

Fresh Soups

Are made every day using organic veg. our soups are served hot or cold depending on the season, and are all gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.

80 Fruit Veg Cereal

Throughout the year, over 80 varieties of fruit, vegetables and cereals are used in our recipes. Every morning, in the kitchen, an entire team is dedicated to cooking, preparing and seasoning these products in order to make our different products.

Eco Packaging

• take away bags: 100% recycled
• juices & salad pots: 100% recycled
• dessert pots: 80% recycled
• pastry packaging and cardboard sleeves: FSC certified
• cups for hot drinks: PEFC certified
• pots + lids for soup, porridge and Asian soups : PEFC certified
• pots for mini desserts (fromage blanc, crumble, bircher muesli, coconut): 50% recycled

*PEFC & FSC : labels guaranteeing that paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forests

Dairy Free

most of our soups, but also, some of our salads, sandwiches, hot dishes are dairy free. not forgetting some of our desserts: porridge and small sweet treats.

also, all our hot drinks can be made using organic soy milk.

Organic

Several tonnes of fresh fruit, and the majority of our cereals, pulses, breads and teas are organic.

This represents around 35% of our purchases for all our restaurants, including in Paris, which is the equivalent of approximately 560 tonnes of organic produce used at cojean yearly.

A NEW MENU ADAPTED TO EACH SEASON

every 3 months, we renew our product offer as the seasons change. our recipes are concocted internally by a highly creative team that works on new recipe ideas throughout the year.

100% of Our Restaurant Managers Have Been Promoted Internally

internal promotion has been one of cojean’s founding values since we first opened. at cojean, what counts is personality and commitment.

Pasteurised Cheeses

cheddar, goat cheese, comté, emmental, feta, gorgonzola, stilton, mozzarella di bufala, parmesan, ricotta… all our cheeses are made from pasteurised milk.

sustainable fishing and aquaculture

we have chosen the MSC (sustainable fishing) or ASC (sustainable aquaculture) labels which guarantee responsible fishing methods and the protection of species.

A Training and Integration Programme

an integration day is organised for every new employee on arrival. he or she learns the basics and thus feels comfortable dealing with areas such as hygiene, customer service and food production in the kitchen from his or her first day. each new team member is then taken to his or her restaurant by a mentor for a three week training and integration programme.

Nationalities and Continents

every year, we have a team of more than 500 permanent employees, who come from 50 countries spread across all 5 continents. this multicultural team is spread across all of our restaurants, in Paris and in London.

Our Quality and Variety Commitment

we select organic or eco-friendly suppliers or small, local producers chosen for the taste and origin of their products.

we offer a range of dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian products, clearly labelled to help you choose.