SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- While recognizing the tremendous challenges we face as a global community, Ben & Jerry's can wholeheartedly get behind a holiday that celebrates good food and giving thanks. We have an almost overwhelming list of things for which we are thankful; first among them are the people who have worked with us to create linked prosperity and a more just society. Here, in no particular order, are some of the partnerships that have helped us address justice in all its many flavors.
Fairtrade farmers. Under Fairtrade, family farmers are paid a fair price for ice cream-essential ingredients like sugar, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and bananas. That helps them improve their livelihoods, grow the most delectable products, and protect the health of our planet. You could say: "Pretty sweet." Or you could say it's chocolicious, a-peeling, buzzworthy AND sweet! Like-minded businesses. As a B-Corp member, we're in good company. More than 1,950 businesses—including Patagonia, King Arthur Flour, Rhino Foods and New Belgium Brewery—are part of a corporate community that believes business has a responsibility to address social and environmental problems. We work with other B-Corp companies as often as possible because we think it's the next chapter in social responsibility. As the B Corps share, together we can B the change we seek in our society.