Danone Produits Frais France

Certified B Corporation

Île-de-France, France

Certified Since

December 2021


Food products



Operates In


Danone’s overall purpose is to bring “health through food to as many people as possible”. The Company operates in categories worldwide and enjoys leadership positions thanks to a portfolio made of multi-local brands . Since it made and sold its first yogurt over 100 years ago, Danone has constantly endeavored to meet the needs of consumers by offering them products that are essential, basics, local and for everyday life. Danone Produits Frais France (DPFF) is Danone’s entity that produces and distributes dairy products in France. It regroups 5 production sites and about 1700 dairy farmers. As a subsidiary, DPFF embraces Danone’s One Planet. One Health vision: a frame of action that reflects its strong belief that people’s and the planet’s health are interconnected. It is committed to the regenerative agriculture movement to transition to a circular model. With Les 2 Pieds sur Terre and Animal Welfare Programs, DPFF supports dairy farmers toward a model that can restore soil so that it can draw carbon from the atmosphere, strengthen biodiversity and retain more water. Those programs also give knowledge and tools to farmers through expert partnerships to ensure that the regenerative agriculture models are economically viable, whilst respecting animal welfare.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Produits Frais France earned an overall score of 87.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
87.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.1

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 & Engagement2.7
Ethics & Transparency4.3
+ 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 30.2

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.

Financial Security6.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.8
Career Development3.5
Engagement & Satisfaction6.0

Community 19.6

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.2
Economic Impact3.4
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Supply Chain Management8.2

Environment 15.8

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.

Environmental Management6.1
Air & Climate4.6
Land & Life3.3
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation0.8

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 4.1

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship4.1

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score87.1

Additional Documentation

Danone Produits Frais France Disclosure Report 2021

Danone Produits Frais France 2021 Assessment

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