At Ben & Jerry’s, we are committed to sourcing only the highest quality ingredients that also align with our company values. We call this approach ‘values-led sourcing’ (VLS) and we have been working at it for more than 30 years. In practice, it means we prioritize natural ingredients that come from family farmers and smallholder producers pursuing sustainable agriculture practices. All of our products are made with Fairtrade certified and non-GMO ingredients.
We are aware that some food ingredients may soon be available on the market that are derived from new applications of genetic engineering techniques and approaches sometimes referred to as synthetic biology. We consider the food ingredients produced in this way to be inconsistent with Ben & Jerry’s criteria for sourcing and therefore we will not use them in our products.