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. That’s why we’re committed to actively managing our impact on our communities and the environment through responsible corporate sustainability practices.
About Sustainability at Perry’s Ice Cream
An integrated sustainability culture requires consideration of People, Planet and Performance. Our annual Good Stuff Report breaks down our sustainability initiatives into 4 categories: Culture & Partnerships, Environment, Growth, and Process & System Improvements.
Check out some of the highlights from our 2021 Good Stuff Report below, or download the full report.
Sustainability Initiative #1: Culture & Partnerships
Long Term Goal: To be known as an employer of choice and responsible corporate citizen
$1.2 million in corporate donations since 2010
15 graduates of Perry’s Ice Cream 101, the art and science of The “Good Stuff”
9.2 year average team member tenure, 2X the industry average of 4.2 years
Sustainability Initiative #2: Environment
Long Term Goal: To be recognized as a “zero landfill” operation and maximize the value of our resources
through improved efficiencies, productivity and utilization of technology
38% increase in MPG since 2010, +6.51 in 2021
Chemical usage reduced 15% in 2021
681 tons of corrugated boxes reused since 2013
Sustainability Initiative #3: Growth
Long Term Goal: To manage growth and maintain profitability for reinvestment
10.7 million gallons of ice cream manufactured; an annual record
27th largest ice cream brand in the US and #1 brand in the Buffalo Mid-Atlantic region*
*2021 Nielsen, Total US Market, YE 2021; Nielsen, Buffalo Mid-Atlantic Market, YE 2021
Distribute frozen foods for 30+ brands and deliver to 6,500 customers
Sustainability Initiative #4: Process & System Improvements
Long Term Goal: To continuously improve our processes to eliminate waste and increase operational effectiveness