And besides delicious ice cream they have an a terrific mission statement. They use local products, to their VT factory when ever possible. The factory itself is very green. Here is their Mission Statement right off their website:
Straight from their website:
We have a progressive, nonpartisan social mission that seeks to meet human needs and eliminate injustices in our local, national and international communities by integrating these concerns into our day-to-day business activities. Our focus is on children and families, the environment and sustainable agriculture on family farms.
I find this very refreshing for a company. I believe Ben & Jerry's shows it's possible to care about how your company effects the world and still have a successful company.
I am not a huge ice cream eater, but in the future I think I'll look for Ben and Jerry's or another LOCAL company to have.
Do you think about how your products are made?
And what's your favorite ice cream?