Danone Brazil

Certified B Corporation

São Paulo, Brazil

Certified Since

February 2021


Food products



Operates In


Danone is the major food and beverage industry to obtain B Corp certification in Brazil. Our products belong to categories focused on health and nutrition: Dairy, Vegetable Base, Water and Specialized Nutrition. Our vision ‘One Planet. One Health’ considers that the health of people and planet are interconnected so we aim to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices. We are about 4,500 employees in Brazil with a portfolio of successful brands such as Activia, Danoninho, Danone, Silk, Bonafont, Souvenaid, Milnutri, FortiFit, Nutridrink, among others. We are pioneers in using our large scale for a new, healthier and more sustainable way of doing business, promoting the food revolution and creating superior, sustainable and profitable value for all our stakeholders. Danone was the first company with shares listed on the stock exchange to adopt the status of "Mission oriented company". With the objective of bringing health through food to as many people as possible, and the corresponding social and environmental objectives established in our statutes, Danone is committed to operating in an efficient, responsible and inclusive manner, in accordance with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Brazil earned an overall score of 84.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.2

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Workers 25.8

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Community 19.9

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Environment 23.0

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Customers 0.7

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score84.7

Additional Documentation

Danone Brazil Aggregated Disclosure Report

Danone Brazil Aggregated Transparent Assessments

Danone Brazil Bottled Water Industry Disclosure

Comparison: WHO Code on the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and Danone's Policy

Danone Brazil Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes Industry Statement

Danone Brazil Score Methodology Summary and Brand List

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