Danone SpA

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Milano, Italy

Certified Since

July 2020

Industry

Food products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Italy

Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone in Italy is built on two business lines: Fresh Dairy & Plant-based Products (Danone SpA) and Danone Specialized Nutrition (Mellin SpA and Nutricia Italia SpA). Danone SpA embraces the “One Planet. One Health” vision because the health of the people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Danone SpA is proud to join the B Corp community to continue to co-create solutions to change the world for the better. This recognition comes after Danone SpA became “Società Benefit”, which means it is legally committed to balancing the financial interests of shareholders with the social benefits it creates for people, the community and the planet. Danone SpA seeks to help consumers understand the role the fresh dairy & plant-based products can play in a balanced diet, offering tasty and versatile choices.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone SpA earned an overall score of 82.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82
82 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.6

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 & Engagement2.6
Ethics & Transparency4.5
+ Mission Locked7.5

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 29.7

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 Security6.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.9
Career Development2.8
Engagement & Satisfaction6.1

Community 16.4

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, & Inclusion4.3
Economic Impact0.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.5
Supply Chain Management5.3

Environment 17.8

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 Management7.1
Air & Climate5.5
Water1.1
Land & Life3.9

Customers 3.2

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 Stewardship3.2


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score82

Additional Documentation

Danone Italia - Transparent Assessment


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