Danone Belux

Certified B Corporation

Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Certified Since

September 2019


Food products



Operates In


Through its long term commitment to combine economic success and social progress and in line with its One Planet.One Health vision that the health of the people and the health of the planet are interconnected, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating habits. With brands like Danone, Danone & Fruit, Activia, Actimel, Light&Free, Oikos and Danio, Danone is a major player on the Belgian dairy market since 1930. Danone Belgium employs around 600 people, including 450 at the factory Rotselaar which sources all its fresh milk from 90 local farms. For years, Danone Belgium has been committed to working collaboratively with its employees, partners, institutions, local communities to positively impact the environment and the well-being of Belgian citizens. For example, it commits to collaborate with the dairy farmers on promoting regenerative agriculture, was the first food company in Belgium to commit to implement Nutri-Score on all its products, and, for 20 years, has been partnering with sports school associations to offer annually educative workshops on healthy food and physical activities to 10 000 children. Danone Belgium is proud to join the B Corp community to continue to co-create concrete solutions to change the world for the better.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Belux earned an overall score of 84.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.1

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.

Mission & Engagement1.9
Corporate Accountability1.3
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 29.3

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.

Compensation & Wages6.2
Training & Education1.5
Worker Ownership3.0
Management & Worker Communication1.7
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.3
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 19.3

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.

Job Creation0.7
Diversity & Inclusion3.4
Civic Engagement & Giving4.7
Local Involvement1.7
Suppliers, Distributors & Product8.1

Environment 25.3

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.

Land, Office, Plant7.1
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers4.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score84.2

Additional Documentation

Danone Dairy Belgium Transparet Assessment

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