Building a happier more inclusive world, one lick at a time
Streets is a proud member of RedCycle, a recovery program for soft plastics. All our soft plastic wrappers can be recycled at locations around Australia, including most major supermarkets. Through RedCycle your ice cream wrapper gets transformed into all kinds of nifty products such as benches, bike stands and sandboxes.
Our sticks are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as being sustainably sourced.
SOURCING OF INGREDIENTS
Since 2012, we’ve purchased 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified sustainably sourced cocoa for the chocolate coating in our Australian-manufactured Magnum ice cream range. Our work with the Rainforest Alliance is about making a difference at origin by helping farmers to improve their livelihoods and the environment, which in turn allows us to deliver premium products that are made from some of the highest quality and sustainably sourced ingredients available. The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices with the belief that businesses and those who live in an area can benefit from conserving and enhancing their environment..
Since March 2015, all the palm oil we buy directly for our locally made foods and refreshments has come from traceable, certified sustainable sources. Unilever has publicly disclosed the suppliers and mills we source from, and we work with NGO partners to help and incentivise smallholders to adopt sustainable management and agricultural practices. Palm oil helps lock in flavours and creates a smooth and creamy texture, making it well-suited for many of our products. Oil palms also produce more oil per hectare of land than any other oil-producing crop. The rising demand for palm oil has led to forest lost in tropical rainforests that are home to a host of flora and fauna. Through partnerships, advocacy, and committed work on the ground, we're helping to lead real progress towards our vision of a supply chain in which sustainable palm oil is commonplace.
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.