B Impact Report

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Danone UK

Food & drink - yogurt
Certified Since: December, 2017
Location: London, London, United Kingdom
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

Overall B Impact Scoreinfo_outline

80.2

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

For almost 100 years, Danone, has sought to bring fermented dairy products to as many people as possible around the world. The ambition is rooted in the firm belief that fermented dairy products like yogurt contribute to a healthy diet by providing essential nutrients as well as the enjoyment of pleasurable taste and textures.

The first Danone yogurt was created by Isaac Carasso in 1919 in Barcelona, which gave rise to the first factory in the world to produce yogurt for general consumption. Fast forward to 1988 and the first Activia yoghurt was sold in the UK.

In the UK, Danone seeks to help consumers understand the role the fresh dairy products can play in a balanced diet, offering tasty, versatile choices to meet consumer’s needs every day. To achieve this, Danone works collaboratively with their employees, their partners and suppliers, and their local communities.

Danone is now the 2nd biggest player in the UK market, with 4 well-known brands. And they continue to innovate; in 2016 Danone’s new 0% fat, 0% added sugar brand Light & Free was the largest dairy innovation in the UK.About Danone Company

Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy & Plant-based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future.

This is underlined by Danone’s new One Planet One Health signature, which demonstrates a commitment to inspire healthier eating and drinking habits, for all its stakeholders—its 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and all the communities with which it engages.

Danone and B Lab announced in December 2015 an open source partnership and the ambition to become of the first multi-national certified as B Corp globally. Danone Dairy UK is the 5th Danone subsidiary to become certified.

Our B Corp Certification is in line with our long-lasting commitment to economic success and social progress. We are proud to join the B Corp movement where the collective action across multiple industries can make the change that is best for the planet and the communities we live and work in.

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