Danone Dairy Ireland

Certified B Corporation

Leinster, Ireland

Certified Since

June 2019


Food products



Operates In


Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on three business lines: Fresh Dairy & Plant-based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Specialised Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future. Danone’s new One Planet One Health signature, demonstrates a commitment to inspire healthier eating and drinking habits, for all its stakeholders. Danone Dairy Ireland is the 3rd biggest player in the Irish market with 3 well-known brands. Operating in Ireland since 1996, they continue to innovate and in 2016 they launched Danone’s new 0% fat, 0% added sugar brand Light & Free and has reduced it’s sugar content in all its products sold in Ireland by 12.6% since 2005. In the Ireland, Danone seeks to help consumers understand the role the fresh dairy and plant based 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 Government, and their local communities. Danone Dairy Ireland is the 15th Danone subsidiary to become certified.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Dairy Ireland earned an overall score of 81.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.7

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 & Engagement2.8
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 30.6

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 & Wages7.8
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership3.0
Management & Worker Communication2.2
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.3
Occupational Health & Safety1.1

Community 18.5

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 & Inclusion1.5
Civic Engagement & Giving7.0
Local Involvement0.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product8.4

Environment 20.1

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, Plant6.2
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers7.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score81.1

Additional Documentation

Danone Dairy Ireland Transparent Assessment

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