Danone ELN Greater China

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Shanghai, China

Certified Since

May 2020

Industry

Food products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

China

As a pioneer in early life nutrition solutions, Danone Early Life Nutrition (“ELN”) has been building the expertise in the science of early life nutrition since 1869. Over 40 years of research into human milk, Danone Early Life Nutrition believes in the importance of the first 1000 days. They are committed to help parents and society to give children the best nutritional start in the first 1000 days, to positively influence health for a lifetime. The Chinese infant nutrition market holds great growth potential for Danone. With a multi-brand strategy, Danone ELN Greater China has introduced international brands Aptamil, Nutrilon, Cow&Gate, Karicare, and HappyBaby to Greater China, aiming to nurture a strong bond with Chinese mothers, further to be the driving force of ‘Healthy China 2030 Plan’. Furthermore, in collaboration with Danone Communities and a local social business partner, Danone ELN Greater China established a social business, NutriGo. It aims to tackle health issues, including anemia and undergrowth, with its NutriGo nutrition supplements products for children below 6 years old in China.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone ELN Greater China earned an overall score of 88.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
88.2
88.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.1

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 & Engagement1.8
Corporate Accountability1.8
Ethics2.8
Transparency2.1
+ 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 25.6

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.

Compensation & Wages5.7
Benefits7.0
Training & Education2.6
Worker Ownership4.6
Management & Worker Communication2.1
Human Rights & Labor Policy0.6
Occupational Health & Safety1.4

Community 22.3

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.

Job Creation4.0
Diversity & Inclusion3.9
Civic Engagement & Giving3.6
Local Involvement1.1
Suppliers, Distributors & Product8.8

Environment 25.3

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.0
Inputs8.8
Outputs7.1
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers3.0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation2.2

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 3.7

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.

+ Health & Wellness Improvement3.3
+ Serving in Need Populations0.4

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score88.2

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