Acting Sustainably Since 1918
Our history reflects a long standing belief in the principles of sustainability. The core value of quality and a commitment to doing the right things were instilled in Perry’s by its founder, H. Morton Perry, and are evident in the pillars of this organization over 95 years later. The fourth generation believes that these sustainable principles are essential to perpetuating the business. We have no doubt that our ancestors would expect nothing less from us and future generations.
If you would like to dig deeper into the sustainability dish at Perry’s Ice Cream, download our 2013 Annual Sustainability Report.
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We will serve our communities by supporting programs that sweeten the quality of life.
Our Ice Cream Team
We know a good idea can come from anyone committed to our principles, so we empower all Team Members, Customers, Partners, and Suppliers to contribute. We invest substantial resources servicing and developing every link in the Perry’s chain, resulting in a world-class operation with a hometown feel. Join our team!
Thinking Outside the Carton
Our entrepreneurial, innovative, “Why Not?” approach fuels sustainability efforts at Perry’s. The expert knowledge and skills of all our team members are what bring ideas to life. Through ongoing education and communication, we engage the hearts and minds of those who are best positioned to integrate sustainability principles into our operation.
A System of Manufacturing Excellence
We’re committed to providing our customers with products that exceed their expectations—the first time and every time. This is more than just talk; we have rigorous systems in place to make that commitment:
- Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) – a system of measuring how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized.
- Quality Manufacturing System based on a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).
- Safe Quality Food (SQF) Management System (level 3 certified) with dedicated resources to support its development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement
- A complaint-management process which compiles issues raised by customers and regulatory agencies, investigates their cause, and delivers resolution
- Extensive training for all Team Members from Operations to Warehouse.
From the Perry’s Ice Cream family to your family, our social mission is to serve our communities by working to support programs that sweeten the quality of life. Read more
Our Sustainable Thinkers are Stars!
At Perry’s, Team Members think sustainably every day and this leads to spectacular outcomes. All sustainable thinkers get recognition!
We will manage our business and resources in a sustainable way that will contribute to a cleaner environment.
We continually seek packaging suppliers who share a common commitment to sustainability. Currently, 100% of Perry’s Novelty boxes can be recycled. Read more of our progress here.
Waste Not, Want Not
Our Waste-Not-Want-Not philosophy in reducing our waste to landfill is good for the planet and good for Perry’s. Our responsible business practices help maintain Earth’s delicate balances, so that future generations will enjoy her as much as we do.
Our long term goal is to maximize the value of our resources (including human capital, facilities, equipment, and natural resources) through improved efficiencies, productivity and utilization of technologies. Read about our progress here.
We will continue to improve our business practices in order to “put enough of the good stuff” into our company to sustain profitable growth and career opportunities for our team members into the future.
Our family continues the tradition of making the same high-quality ice cream that our founder H. Morton Perry crafted nearly a century ago. Get to know the Perry Family
Four Generations, One Passion – The Perry’s Difference
The Perry family has been making great ice cream for so long that it’s part of our DNA. We still make it one batch at a time, slow cooking for an exceptionally creamy texture and distinctive taste that is unmatched by today’s common “flash-cooking” method.
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The “Good Stuff” Philosophy
We recognize the importance and impact Perry’s has on our families, our communities, and our planet. We adhere to our founder’s philosophy of “making sure we put in enough of the good stuff” by:
- Sourcing over 90% of our farm-fresh milk and cream from dairies within 60 miles of Akron, NY
- Using only the finest ingredients from many local suppliers and vendors
- Never adding High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) to our ice cream mix
- Using only natural flavors and stabilizers
- Offering “better for you” product selections in our Light, No Sugar Added Light, Frozen Yogurt, Novelty, and Premium lines
Sustainable Team Members
We think “sustainability” applies to our Team Members, and we’re dedicated to creating a work environment that sustains their growth and well-being.
Want to join our Team? Visit our Careers Page for current openings.