Danone Nordics

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Stockholm County, Sweden

Certified Since

January 2022

Industry

Food products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Denmark,

Finland,

Norway,

Sweden

Website

For more than 100 years, Danone has sought to bring healthy products to as many people as possible around the world. Danone today is a leading producer in three health-based product categories: Dairy and Plant-based, Specialized Nutrition, and Waters. In the Nordics, Danone is present since 1995 with its Specialized Nutrition business, offering brands like Fortimel, Souvenaid, Neocate, or Ketocal, and since 1999 also with its Dairy and Plant-based business - best known for its brands such as Alpro, ProViva, Actimel, Activia, Danio, and Danonino. Danone employs more than 300 people in the Nordic countries, including the factory in Lunnarp in Skåne, the home of ProViva, and some Alpro products. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, Danone aims to build a healthier future, collaboratively working together with all its stakeholders—its employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders, institutions and all the local communities. For years, Danone Nordics has been working on the reduction of the impact on the environment, by decreasing the CO2 emissions, by reducing the use of water or food waste. Danone also collaborates closely with EAT to promote a Planetary Healthy Diet in the Nordics.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Nordics earned an overall score of 94.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
94.9
94.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.3

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 & Engagement2.7
Ethics & Transparency4.6
+ 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 28.3

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 Security4.7
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.8
Career Development3.1
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 14.5

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, & Inclusion4.6
Economic Impact0.1
Civic Engagement & Giving2.1
Supply Chain Management7.5

Environment 29.4

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 Management5.3
Air & Climate6.7
Water4.6
Land & Life6.3
+ Resource Conservation2.7
+ Land/wildlife Conservation2.7

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 5.2

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 Stewardship4.5
+ Health & Wellness Improvement0.7

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

2022 Overall B Impact Score94.9

Additional Documentation

Danone Nordics - Industry Statement 2021

Danone Nordics Transparent B Impact Assessment


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