41 percent of Ben & Jerry’s carbon footprint came from cows.
Here’s the breakdown of the culprits, which CoClear shared at this year’s Sustainable Brands conference:
- Growing and producing ingredients: 54 percent (aka, mostly cows)
- Transporting ice cream from the plant to the distribution centers: 14 percent
- Freezing product at the stores: 10 percent
- All packaging throughout the production process: 10 percent
- Factory operation: 7 percent
Ben & Jerry’s is one of the first companies to do a lifecycle assessment of its products.
– Saving 10,000 metric tons of GHGs
– Fancy new refrigerators
– The “Save Our Swirled” flavor
– The “Endangered Pints List”
These ingredients are “in the crosshairs of climate change.” Ben & Jerry’s says if the globe continues warming, these ingredients will be scarce or disappear.
Ben & Jerry’s is the crème de la crème when it comes to companies lightening their environmental footprint.
Source: Triple Pundit