At Chapman’s, we’re committed to making great ice cream in a way that is sustainable. We work hard to continuously improve our technology in order to minimize our environmental impact.
Here are a few of our environmental initiatives:
A dedicated water treatment plant
It takes a lot of water to keep our equipment clean during the production process. In 2000 Chapman’s built our very own high-tech wastewater treatment plant to purify the 800,000 litres of water used daily. We later added a reverse osmosis system and we now purify and reuse our water in its rooftop containers.
Our new, paper-based packaging is SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified. This means that the pulp used to produce our tubs is sustainably sourced, with careful consideration given to preserving biodiversity, maintaining wildlife habitat and protecting water quality.
In addition, our new containers:
- Are produced from 60% renewable resources.
- Require 50% less energy to manufacture than traditional plastic containers.
- Are 30% lighter than plastic containers.
- Can be recycled anywhere that accepts milk containers.
Sustainable wooden sticks
The beech wood sticks used for all Chapman’s ice cream novelties come from sustainable forest sources and are produced as part of the Smart Wood initiative. All raw materials come from wood that is PEFC or FSC-certified.
Sustainable palm oil
When you see palm oil on our list of ingredients, we guarantee that it’s sourced from a RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified supplier. You can read more about the RSPO by clicking here.
In 2014, Chapman’s became an active participant in Ontario’s Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI), also called the Class A Global Adjustment. This initiative encourages industrial users to curtail their energy consumption during times of peak demand.
Here’s what we have achieved so far:
- We’ve reduced our peak demand by 40% during peak demand days and hours.
- We capture the thermal heat from our engine rooms and use it to heat water and reduce condensation.
- We are actively exploring further co-generation in an effort to reduce our energy consumption even more.
Click here to learn more about the Industrial Conservation Initiative.