Our Fairtrade Story
Ben & Jerry's is committed to sourcing Fairtrade ingredients as a way to improve the livelihoods of small family farmers around the world. We began working with Fairtrade to transition all products globally to use Fairtrade ingredients in 2014. As of January 2015, all of our pint, mini cup and scoop shop flavors are made with Fairtrade certified ingredients like sugar, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and bananas.
Fairtrade is a global movement to make sure small farmers in developing countries can compete and thrive in the global economy. Fairtrade is a great model that's helping to ensure the global economy is serving people, not the other way around.
Why should consumers choose our Fairtrade Certified products?
When you buy Fairtrade certified products, you can be confident that the farmers who grew the Fairtrade ingredients received a fair price for their harvest. And in return, Fairtrade farmers agree to use environmentally sound farming practices, implement fair working standards, and invest in their communities.
Learn more at http://www.benandjerrys.ca/en/values/issues-we-care-about/fairtrade