Danone Japan Co.,Ltd.

Certified B Corporation

Tokyo, Japan

Certified Since

May 2020


Food products



Operates In


Danone entered the Japanese market in 1980. As Danone’s wholly owned subsidiary in 2007, Danone Japan Co., Ltd. has offered essential dairy and plant-based products in support of Danone's “bringing health through food to as many people as possible” mission. Their diverse brand portfolio serves all generations from infant to senior, which includes Danone BIO, Danone Yogurt, Danone Oikos, Danone Densia, Petit Danone, Baby Danone, and Alpro. With half of about 350 employees, working in Tatebayashi Factory, Gunma Prefecture, they work closely with local communities impacting people's health and collaborating for healthier lives and sustainable planet. Since 2001, they have sponsored their international football tournament in Japan for elementary school children, educating them on the importance of healthy diet, diversity and inclusion. Their factory operates a recycling center with an NGO and recycling partners to drive circular economy. In 2018, they pledged to 1) use carefully selected ingredients; 2) improve the transparency of ingredient information; and 3) develop products that meet the nutritional needs of Japanese consumers. Danone Japan is proud to join the B Corp community to continue to co-create solutions to change the world for the better.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Japan Co.,Ltd. earned an overall score of 85.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
85.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.5

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 & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency4.9
+ 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 28.6

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.

Financial Security7.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.2
Career Development3.1
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 17.4

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, & Inclusion3.4
Economic Impact3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Supply Chain Management5.8

Environment 24.9

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 Management4.8
Air & Climate7.9
Land & Life7.8

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.

Customer Stewardship3.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score85.3

Additional Documentation

Danone Japan - Transparent Assessment

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