Ben and Jerry's

Ben & Jerry’s operates on a three-part mission that aims to create linked prosperity for everyone that’s connected to our business: suppliers, employees, farmers, franchisees, customers, and neighbors alike.

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Ben & Jerry's Pilots the MultiCapital Scorecard™ Method
Ben & Jerry's Pilots the MultiCapital Scorecard™ Method

5 years ago - Way back in 2000 when Ben & Jerry’s (B&J) was acquired by Unilever, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield had the presence of mind to require that the acquisition agreement itself include language that would ensure the preservation and growth of the company’s sustainability and social mission programs. To that end, the acquisition agreement also included language that required the development of a set of supporting metrics. After many years of experimenting with alternative approaches, Rob Michalak, Global Director of Social Mission at B&J, believes they may have finally found what they’re looking for: the MultiCapital Scorecard™ (MCS).

How Ben & Jerry's and NativeEnergy Helped a Vermont Dairy Farmer Turn Waste Into a Resource
How Ben & Jerry's and NativeEnergy Helped a Vermont Dairy Farmer Turn Waste Into a Resource

5 years ago - Dairy farmer Chris Wagner, owner of the Green Dream Farm in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, has a new setup that provides him with low-cost bedding for his herd and reduces the greenhouse gas produced by his cows. Wagner was able to install the technology by partnering with fellow Vermonters NativeEnergy, a carbon-offset and project-development company, and Ben & Jerry’s, the iconic ice cream maker.Wagner’s new equipment processes his cow manure and then composts it. The resulting product is sanitary and makes excellent bedding for his milking herd. As a result, Wagner will no longer have to purchase wood shavings and will see significant savings in the cost of bedding.

Ben & Jerry’s Sourcing New Ingredients, Renaming Flavors to Meet Non-GMO, Fairtrade Standard
Ben & Jerry’s Sourcing New Ingredients, Renaming Flavors to Meet Non-GMO, Fairtrade Standard

5 years ago - In support of Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO-labeling law, Ben & Jerry’s has temporarily renamed its beloved Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor ice cream “Food Fight Fudge Brownie,” and announced that $1 from each sale of the limited-edition flavor from Ben & Jerry’s locations throughout Vermont will support the State’s legal defense fund: Several food and biotech companies have filed suit against challenging the law, which is slated to go into effect in July 2016 — hence, the “Vermont Food Fight Fund.” The company says the “Food Fight” version of the flavor will be available in its company-owned shops but not in grocery store pints.

Life-Size Living™: How to Find Meaning Within Our Means Once More
Life-Size Living™: How to Find Meaning Within Our Means Once More

5 years ago - The time when we were happily seduced into reaching far, far beyond our means with a promise of infinite everything and the glittering lure of a‘larger-than-life’ life, seems, to some of us at least, quite archaic now.But even in our socially enlightened, austerity-shredded, community-conscious, light-speed-connected present, we still struggle to get to grips with a smarter, lighter, less financially and materially burdensome style of life.We’re all still living ‘larger-than-life’ lives. We seem to struggle to find meaning in the things that exist comfortably within our means.

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Food Brands, Farming Groups, NGOs Urge Obama to Enact Federal GMO Labeling Law
Food Brands, Farming Groups, NGOs Urge Obama to Enact Federal GMO Labeling Law

5 years ago - A group made up of over 200 organizations including food companies, organic farming and environmental groups have signed a letter urging President Obama to enact labelling laws highlighting products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013
Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013

5 years ago - 2013 was a banner year for companies using their muscle to drive transformative change, both internally and globally. Without further ado, here is just a taste of some of the progress we found most inspiring.

Levi's, Unilever, Patagonia Among Companies Calling for Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
Levi's, Unilever, Patagonia Among Companies Calling for Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

6 years ago - Nearly two-dozen major U.S. companies and nearly 50 investors with more than $900 billion in collective assets announced their support last week for new carbon pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new power plants. The group, which includes Unilever, Levi Strauss & Co., Symantec, Patagonia, The North Face and the country’s largest public pension fund, CalPERS, urged President Obama to finalize the rule soon and proceed with plans to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. The standards are open to public comment.

New Leaf Paper Joins 17 Firms Registering as Benefit Corps in Delaware
New Leaf Paper Joins 17 Firms Registering as Benefit Corps in Delaware

6 years ago - New Leaf Paper and Plum Organics were among the 17 companies on Thursday that were the first to register as Delaware benefit corporations after the legislation legalizing it was signed on July 17.Some of the other registering companies included leading fair trade food business Alter Eco, popular home goods brand Method Products and online personal delivery farmers' market Farmigo.

Beanfields Snacks Awarded B Corporation Status
Beanfields Snacks Awarded B Corporation Status

6 years ago - Bean and rice tortilla chip maker Beanfields Snacks has achieved its certification as a B Corporation.The family-owned company joins Ben and Jerry’s, Etsy, Patagonia and hundreds of others companies worldwide using the power of business to tackle social and environmental problems.

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Groundbreaking Cabot Study Reveals Shortcomings of Conventional Sustainability Metrics
Groundbreaking Cabot Study Reveals Shortcomings of Conventional Sustainability Metrics

7 years ago - A new study of carbon emissions highlights striking differences between conventional and new, context-based sustainability metrics.

GRI and Sustainability Context: Explain It Like We’re Four
GRI and Sustainability Context: Explain It Like We’re Four

7 years ago - “Now, explain it to me like I’m a four year old,” says Denzel Washington to Tom Hanks in the 1993 film Philadelphia. We pose this same question to the Global Reporting Initiative, the standard-setter for sustainability reporting.

Identity-Centered Leadership: Enabling Individuals and Brands to Thrive through Sustainability
Identity-Centered Leadership: Enabling Individuals and Brands to Thrive through Sustainability

7 years ago - Brand leadership is about creating a connection between the brand and its customers. We can identify three waves through which brand leadership has evolved in relation to sustainability:

Do Winning Sustainability Reports Measure Up?
Do Winning Sustainability Reports Measure Up?

10 years ago - While even award-winning sustainability reports have a hard time putting their achievements into context, their relevance relies upon it.

Mark McElroy on What's Wrong with Sustainability Reporting
Mark McElroy on What's Wrong with Sustainability Reporting

11 years ago - While it's great to see so many companies embracing sustainability reporting, most aren't giving us the whole picture, says Mark McElroy.

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