Danone Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Quebec, Canada

Certified Since

March 2018

Industry

Food products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Canada

Danone Canada’s mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible is brought to life everyday by more than 500 dedicated employees across Canada who apply its values in using its business as a force for good. The company B Corp certification underscores its longstanding responsible business practices and demonstrates its meaningful commitment to continuous improvement. As one of the country’s leading food and beverage companies, Danone Canada’s ambition is to produce healthful dairy, plant-based products and coffee creamers and beverages, create economic and social value, and nurture natural ecosystems through sustainable agriculture. As Canada’s largest consumer-facing certified B Corporation, we are in the unique position to lead this movement, for the benefit of the people and the planet. Its portfolio of brands includes Activia®, Oikos®, DanActive®, Danone®, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, StokTM, International DelightTM and more. The company has head offices in Boucherville, Quebec, and Mississauga, Ontario. It’s main production facility is located in Boucherville, Québec.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Inc. earned an overall score of 96.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
96.2
96.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.5

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and 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.

Mission & Engagement2.1
Ethics & Transparency5.4
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 31.1

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and 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.

Financial Security11.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.4
Career Development3.6
Engagement & Satisfaction6.7

Community 21.0

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and 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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion6.5
Economic Impact2.6
Civic Engagement & Giving4.8
Supply Chain Management7.0

Environment 22.9

The Environment Impact Area 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.

Environmental Management5.4
Air & Climate6.0
Water0.8
Land & Life5.8
+ Resource Conservation2.1
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation2.3

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 3.4

The Customers Impact Area 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 and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.4


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score96.2
2018 Overall B Impact Score83.4

Additional Documentation

Danone Canada - FAQs - Subsidiaries

Danone Canada Transparent Assessment 2018

Danone Canada Brand List 2021

Danone Canada Transparent Assessment 2021


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