Building a happier more inclusive world, one lick at a time
Streets is a proud member of The Packaging Forum, a recovery organisation for soft plastics. All our soft plastic wrappers can be recycled at locations around New Zealand. Through Soft Plastics NZ, The Packaging Forum's recovery program, your ice cream wrapper can be transformed into all kinds of nifty products such as fences and ducting.
Our sticks are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as being sustainably sourced. 100% of the paper and board packaging used for our locally made products is sustainably sourced, with the majority (90%) using recycled materials and the remainder sourced from sustainable forests.
SOURCING OF INGREDIENTS
We're committed to the sustainable sourcing of ingredients. Sustainable farming methods have the potential to increase farmers’ yields, mitigate the effects of climate change, and provide farmers, their families and their surrounding communities with opportunities to build more prosperous societies. Since 2013 all our Australian-sourced dairy has been certified sustainable. Since 2012, we’ve purchased 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified sustainably sourced cocoa for the chocolate coating in our Australian-manufactured Magnum ice cream range.
We are committed to producing safe, high quality food that is accessible to all, produced with respect for the environment and less waste, that benefits the livelihoods of food producers and improves the well-being of consumers. We will continually work to improve the taste and nutritional quality of all our products. With regards to nutrition, we offer reduced calorie options, helping consumers to choose tasty products with simple and trustworthy nutrition information. We have made a commitment that by 2020, we will double the proportion of our portfolio that meets the highest nutritional standards. This will help hundreds of millions of people to make informed choices.
GREEN FREEZER AND GREEN HOUSE GASES
We are continuing our efforts to roll out energy-efficient freezers that use climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants. Globally, Unilever works with governments, NGOs, industry groups and other manufacturers to bring about further change. Around the world the impact of the three million freezer cabinets we rely on to reach consumers is a significant contributor to the total greenhouse gas footprint of our ice cream business. In 2004, we started pioneering the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants in our freezers. Since then, we have been reducing the carbon and energy footprint of our freezers worldwide, engaging customers on our progress and driving a shift in industry. To date we have installed over 55,000 greener freezers in Australia and New Zealand, so far switching over 85% of all Streets freezers in the region.