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June 27, 2022

Here on the farm, Will and Dawn are constantly investing in sustainable measures to improve production and reduce our environmental footprint. We are environmentally conscious suppliers. The entirety of ice cream production happens on site and as organic farmers, we work to the highest possible standard of environmental land management, sustainability and animal welfare for our herd.
 
Built on these organic farming principles, we constantly invest in green measures to ensure ice cream production is as sustainable as possible. As part of our Bcorp journey, in 2022 we have undergone carbon foot printing of the entire ice cream business which will be used to benchmark and improve our existing production to reduce our footprint (our impact report will be available Summer 2022).

 

Environmentally conscious manufacturers

In the Spring of 2022, we are proud to say we increased the farm's solar capacity by a huge 230%, with an additional 1100 new solar panels fitted across our barn and warehouse roofs - this means we now have close to 1500 solar panels helping to fuel ice cream production.

This means approximately 40% of our business' energy output will be generated with our own green energy, helping us to avoid over 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year compared to commercial energy.
 
The installation team at Mypower put our recent installation perfectly: “It won’t just be their award-winning Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream that’s green.”



Our Sustainability Journey: facts from the farm

  • Our tub packaging is 100% recyclable, with both 125ml & 180ml tubs made with a card lid and wooden spoon.
  • Our wood pellet boiler uses sustainably sourced wood chips from UK forestry and reduces our carbon footprint.

  • We are fully self-sufficient for water thanks to our own farm borehole.

  • We only ever use our herd’s milk in our ice cream, this means on average over 50% of every tub is made with this fresh milk - the remainder is double & clotted cream sourced from local dairies, and ingredients free from artificial flavours & colours.

  • We farm in a sustainable way, embracing regenerative farming practices to restore land and increase bio-diversity.
  • Organic farms are proven to be havens for wildlife, and we further encourage this by planting wildflowers in our meadows, accelerating our tree planting programme (with over 2,000 trees & hedgerows planted since 2019) and housing two beehives on the farm – that’s approx. 20,000 bees!

Discover more about our sustainability story on our Life on the Farm page. 

More news straight from the farm

True Coffee, going for gold!

We are thrilled that our latest flavour, True Coffee has scooped a Gold Taste of the West Award this year!

Not only is this flavour officially award-winningly good, it's doing amazing things for the environment too...

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Meet our B Corp Committee!

In honour of B Corp Month, we wanted to reintroduce our B Corp Committee!

People from across different areas of the business come together to make sure we are fulfilling our ESG Goals (that’s Environmental, Social and Governance Goals for those who’d like to know 😉) and make sure we’re having a positive impact on the world.

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Our ice cream steals the show at LW Theatres

We are so excited to announce that we have scooped another five year partnership with LW Theatres.

If you're visiting one of LW Theatres for any of their spectacular shows, you can now indulge in a tub of our ice cream during the interval! Flavours on offer include: Vanilla Clotted CreamChocoholic HeavenPlant Based Salted Caramel and the latest flavour to our mini tub range: Strawberry & Champagne Sorbet.

We are so proud that our ice cream can be a part of cherished memories as people visit the West End with their families.

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Our latest Impact Report is here!

We are so thrilled to release our Impact Report, measuring the calendar year 2023.

It's been a big year for us, becoming B Corp Certified, establishing two official charity partnerships with Bristol Zoological Society and Jamie's Farm, and also working hard at the farm to achieve our ESG Goals created in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We hope you enjoy reading our Impact Report 2023, but here's a few highlights if you want a snap shot!



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