Ben & Jerry's Case Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2014 the company plans to complete its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry’s became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.5MM in 2013 to support economic and social justice, environmental restoration, and peace through understanding. For the inside scoop on Ben & Jerry’s visit …show more content…
I believe in the importance of honoring all our stakeholders - which includes those who work at the company, the farmers who supply our milk, our franchisees, and those in our supply chain. I'm proud of our unique history and business model, and I've seen how Ben & Jerry's has inspired many other people to adopt more socially responsible business practices. The exciting challenge is to keep that vision alive, operational, growing and real into the future.
What is my role/purpose on the BOD:
I chair the board and provide some historical memory, and along with my fellow board members have a deep connection to NGO groups dedicated to creating a more just world. I am honored to serve with my fellow board members. I believe we compliment and push each other to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of the founders. I try my best to insure that workers and all of our partners are considered when options are discussed.
What unique capabilities do I bring to Ben & Jerry's and the

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