Keep It Cool:
Ice Cream For The Planet
“If it’s melted, it’s ruined” is true of both ice cream and the Earth.
As the world’s largest producer of ice cream, Unilever is excited to celebrate National Ice Cream Day this July 19th. We’re proud that our iconic brands, like Good Humor® and Ben & Jerry’s®, have been providing frozen treats for decades. But there’s more: Our ice creams are doing their part to help keep the planet cool as well. Here’s why that’s so important:
So what can you do? Help by signing this petition to encourage leaders to act and avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Did you know that the specks of real vanilla in delicious Breyers® Natural Vanilla ice cream come from vanilla beans farmed in Madagascar? So is about 80 percent of the world’s vanilla!
All Breyers® vanilla is Rainforest Alliance Certified™, which means it is produced and harvested sustainably. These processes can help to reduce deforestation and greenhouse gases to ensure a healthy environment.
Thanks to the Bean To Bite program from Magnum®, these decadent bars are well on their way to sourcing 100% of their cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, meaning that we source more than 30,000 tons of sustainable cocoa each year!
Ben & Jerry’s®:
Ben & Jerry’s® has been on the front lines of climate action, from their Save Our Swirled program to participating in the People’s Climate March to instituting a self-imposed carbon tax.
They also practice what they preach. “The Chunkinator” (a bio-digester) was created to turn ice cream waste into energy, and they have converted 100% of their flavors to include Fairtrade-certified ingredients, which means sustainable, eco-friendly production, as well as fair prices for farmers.
Our newer member, Talenti® Gelato, fits right into our frozen treat family of brands by sourcing only the finest all-natural ingredients, and packing all that goodness into BPA-free, recyclable containers . You can also “pint-cycle” these clear containers as useful organizers for everything from crayons to craft supplies!
Although Good Humor® has been around for almost 100 years, they have never stopped innovating—just look at their solar-powered freezers. These energy savers use the sun’s heat to keep sweet treats cool.
Our other ice cream brands, like Klondike® and Popsicle®, are getting in on the eco-action as well. They’re stored in our climate-friendly freezers that help reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions since they have cleaner refrigerants and better efficency than old units.
We hope you’ll join us this summer, both in helping the planet for future generations, and of course, enjoying an ice cream or two.