Danone Nutricia Società Benefit S.p.A.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Lombardy, 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). Mellin and Nutricia embraces “One Planet. One Health” vision because the health of the people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Mellin and Nutricia are proud to join the B Corp community to continue to co-create solutions to change the world for the better. This recognition comes after Mellin and Nutricia became “Società Benefit”, which means they are legally committed to balancing the financial interests of shareholders with the social benefits they create for people, their communities and the planet. Mellin SpA cares about the health and well-being of children and accompanies them in their growth with healthy food, investing in research, nutritional education and enhancing the Italian food tradition. Nutricia Italia SpA has been developing for over thirty years innovative nutritional solutions for the dietary management of pediatric and adult patients, with the aim of improving their clinical outcomes, their quality of life and that of their loved ones.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Nutricia Società Benefit S.p.A. earned an overall score of 83.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83
83 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.8

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 & Engagement2.9
Ethics & Transparency4.4
+ 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 30.5

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, & Safety7.7
Career Development2.9
Engagement & Satisfaction6.4

Community 15.8

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, & Inclusion4.1
Economic Impact1.1
Civic Engagement & Giving4.3
Supply Chain Management4.8

Environment 17.4

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 Management5.4
Air & Climate6.1
Water1.1
Land & Life4.1
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation0.5

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.


Customers 4.3

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 Stewardship3.6
+ Health & Wellness Improvement0.6

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 Score83

Additional Documentation

Specialized Nutrition (Mellin + Nutricia) - Transparent Assessment

Specialized Nutrition (Mellin + Nutricia) - Industry Statement


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