Back in 2005, we were the first ice cream maker in the world to use Fairtrade Certified ingredients. There is an enormous variety of products covered by the Fairtrade Standards. We work with cocoa growers in Ivory Coast, which produces about 40% of the world's cocoa (although most of the crop is not fair trade). You must accept this to receive information from Ben and Jerry’s. The secret parameter is invalid or malformed. Yes – I want to receive information from Ben & Jerry’s on new products and services Though most of the world's vanilla is grown in Madagascar, many farmers there are struggling to make a living. Linked prosperity, the idea that those who are successful should work to improve the world around them, is one of Ben & Jerry's founding principles. Vanilla is an essential ingredient in dozens of our favorite flavors. Yes - I confirm that I am over 16 years old *

Please try again later. At Ben & Jerry's, we take fairness seriously. All farmers in the Fairtrade system agree to use environmentally friendly farming practices, implement fair labor standards and invest in their communities.

Doesn't knowing that all the delectable stuff that goes into our flavors is Fairtrade Certified make Ben & Jerry’s taste all the sweeter? The response parameter is invalid or malformed. Linked prosperity, the idea that those who are successful should work to improve the world around them, is one of Ben & Jerry's founding principles. The trend worldwide in agriculture is all about getting bigger, a lot bigger. This website is directed only to U.S. consumers for products and services of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. That's great news for them, their families and their communities. We are sorry but we cannot process your request. Fairtrade products An enormous variety.

We also source Fairtrade cocoa from producers in Ghana, where they've invested in rural schools and scholarships for children. We have always been committed to making ice cream from fair trade ingredients. Doesn't knowing that all the delectable stuff that goes into our flavors is Fairtrade Certified make Ben & Jerry’s taste all the sweeter? Ben & Jerry's has always taken pains to be socially and environmentally responsible when sourcing ingredients. But there's more to the fair trade story. Ben & Jerry’s plans on being 100-percent Fair Trade sourced by 2013. You must accept this to receive information from Ben and Jerry’s. We source our sweet Fairtrade sugar from a variety of small-scale farmers, including those in the Belize Sugar Farmers’ Association. Sign Up For Our Email Newsletter And Get The Inside Scoop! Order online, stock up, and show your support to these small businesses offering fair trade coffee, tea, snacks, body care, and more. You can also find Fairtrade certified Chocolate at your local Scoop Shop. We work with cocoa growers in Ivory Coast, which produces about 40% of the world's cocoa (although most of the crop is not fair trade). Therefore, from time to time, we may wish to email you information that we feel may be of interest to you. We also work with Fairtrade vanilla farmers in Uganda who have begun to create independent networks that increase their sustainability and maintain their way of life. Please enter a search term. Fair trade …

Please try again. Ben & Jerry’s has had a socially-aligned sourcing policy since the '80s. Up to 85% of the population in some rural parts of the country depends on the sugar industry, which is why investments utilizing social premiums are so important.

Fair trade is important because it assures a fair price for small-scale farmers' products—in the face of growth that could easily push them out of the market. Our chocolate ice cream and many of our delicious chocolate chunks are made with Fairtrade certified cocoa powder. You must be over 16 years of age to submit this form. The Fairtrade social premium, an additional amount of money paid on top of the fair price that farmers receive, helps make those investments happen. Incorrect captcha response. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. That's great news for them, their families and their communities.

Please enter a search term. We also source Fairtrade cocoa from producers in Ghana, where they've invested in rural schools and scholarships for children.

It has contributed to the construction of a medical center, a library and schools; the development of scholarships and education projects; and the production of 400 tons of compost. This website is not directed to consumers outside of the U.S. Fair trade is important because it assures a fair price for small-scale farmers' products—in the face of growth that could easily push them out of the market. Fairtrade prices help end this cycle. With the premium they earn from producing Fairtrade cocoa, Ghanaian producers have created Mobile Health Programs to serve their communities. Fair Trade Brands. Belize has become a global role model in sugar production. The trend worldwide in agriculture is all about getting bigger, a lot bigger. However, not all frozen desserts can be called ice cream. We made sure that every possible ingredient was Fairtrade Certified by 2011 in Europe, and did the same in the United States by 2014. 5 Reasons Feminists Should Care About Fairtrade, Celebrate Fairtrade Farmers: Meet Pauline, Celebrate Fairtrade Farmers: Meet Alphonsine, Celebrate Fairtrade Farmers: Meet Benjamin. © 2020 Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. For example, newly implemented alternative pest-management practices helped save the Association's sugar crop, while drastically reducing the application of harmful pesticides. We source five Fairtrade Certified ingredients. Thanks for signing up for our newsletter! Search. Yes - I confirm that I am over 16 years old *

Though most of the world's vanilla is grown in Madagascar, many farmers there are struggling to make a living. Please resolve captcha before continuing. One of the co-ops we work with in Madagascar put their social premiums to use rehabilitating a health center, repairing a school and building an office. Thanks for signing up for our newsletter! Our purchase of all those bananas helped the co-op's 154 farmers complete various crucial projects, like providing scholarships to local children, helping children in need with language and physical therapy, and making healthcare more readily available to farmers, workers, and their families. The Huatusco Coffee Cooperative in Mexico supplies us with much of our Fairtrade coffee—since 2010, we have sourced more than 300,000 pounds of coffee from them for our flavors. All of those delicious chunks of chocolate don't find their way into our pints by accident. Social premiums allowed one co-op to build a new medical clinic, hire a nurse, install solar panels, and purchase a water pump. You must be over 16 years of age to submit this form. At Ben & Jerry's, we take fairness seriously. It has contributed to the construction of a medical center, a library and schools; the development of scholarships and education projects; and the production of 400 tons of compost.

Shop brands that are fully committed to making trade as fair as possible. Sales of fair trade-certified frozen desserts rose 394 percent and purchases of fair trade-certified snack bars climbed almost tenfold during the 12 weeks ending March 19, 2011, as contrasted with the 12 weeks ending Dec. 24, 2011. High price compared with other ice creams. Having Fairtrade Certified ingredients means that farmers all over the world get a fair price for their products. Whether it's how we treat our employees, give back to our community or dream up new flavors for our customers, fairness factors in all that we do. Please enter a search term. 5 Sweet Ways to Have a Fairtrade Halloween, From Bean to Brownie: Our Fairtrade Cocoa Unwrapped, Virtuous Vanilla: How One Co-Op is Benefitting From the Fairtrade Vanilla in Your Pint, Fair Trade: Helping Small-Scale Farmers Become More Resilient in the Face of Climate Change.