Using the good stuff to do good

From cow to cone, a lot happens at Perry’s to serve people great ice cream. "The good stuff" is what has and will sustain us, our communities, and our customers for years to come. Sustainability is big. So, we break it down: People, Planet & Performance. Most people think only about environment and community. (Even though we need performance to keep doing other good stuff.)

People and Partnerships

Our goal: to treat people the way we’d want to be treated (aka: The Golden Rule)


Everybody loves great ice cream, and it takes many people to mix, churn, chill, and deliver it.

Perry’s Team: We work hard. Not only at churning out the best ice cream, but at keeping our skills sharp and our bodies healthy. We recognize everyone has lives outside of work (and we want to be able to enjoy every moment!).

Perry’s Neighborhoods: We are from a small town where everyone knows you (and your business), but they genuinely care. That neighbor-helping-neighbor thing has been part of us since 1918 and we are just going to keep on doing it.

Perry’s Partners: Since ice cream is our specialty, we partner with others (in the boring stuff like insurance) to get the job done. While their jobs may not be as cool as ours, they are experts in their fields, and we love them for the work they do (mostly because we don’t have to).

Perry’s Connoisseurs: All of this so we can continue to delight you, because you know the good stuff when you taste it!

Planet

Our goal: to provide a wholesome product in a way that’s wholesome to Mother Earth


At Perry’s, managing our various waste streams encompasses the entire organization. In order to reduce our impact on landfills, we strive to reduce materials entering our facility, repurpose byproducts and dairy waste, and recycle. Perry’s primary use of water is in our manufacturing clean up and sanitation processes. We continually strive to reduce the water used to produce a gallon of ice cream.

Electricity

: As with water, Perry’s strives to reduce our kWt per gallon of ice cream produced year over year. Currently, 80% of our electricity comes from a renewable source.

Fuel

: Perry’s Transportation and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) departments focus on reducing diesel fuel.

Performance

Our goal: to continuously improve our processes to eliminate waste and increase operational effectiveness

Manufacturing Improvements

: Perry’s manufacturing team is always looking for continuous improvement opportunities to decrease waste, increase OEE (operational equipment effectiveness) performance, and improve the work environment.

Process Improvements

: There are many processes at Perry’s that support the manufacturing and delivery of ice cream. Continually challenging the efficiencies of our procedures with the goal of eliminating wasted time and materials is key to achieving world-class performance.

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