Danone Nutricia Nederland BV

Certified B Corporation

South Holland, Netherlands The

Certified Since

August 2019


Food products



Operates In

Netherlands The

Through its long term commitment to combine economic success and social progress and in line with its One Planet.One Health vision that the health of the people and the health of the planet are interconnected, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating habits. With its well-known brands Activia, Danio, Actimel, Oikos and Huttenkase, Danone is the fourth biggest player in the NL market. And they continue to innovate; in 2019 Danone brought a new brand on the Dutch market ‘’Light & Free’’ that contains 0% fat, 0% added sugar and 0% artificial sweeteners. In the Netherlands, Danone seeks to help consumers understand the role the fresh dairy products can play in a balanced diet, offering tasty, versatile choices to meet consumer’s needs every day. To achieve this, Danone works collaboratively with their employees, their partners and suppliers, and their local communities. Their B Corp Certification is in line with their long-lasting commitment to economic success and social progress. They are proud to join the B Corp movement where the collective action across multiple industries can make the change that is best for the planet and the communities they live and work in.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Nutricia Nederland BV earned an overall score of 89.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
89.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.3

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 & Engagement2.6
Corporate Accountability1.3
+ 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 27.5

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.

Compensation & Wages6.1
Training & Education1.0
Worker Ownership3.0
Management & Worker Communication2.0
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.1
Occupational Health & Safety0.7

Community 21.7

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.

Job Creation1.6
Diversity & Inclusion2.5
Civic Engagement & Giving6.1
Local Involvement1.6
Suppliers, Distributors & Product9.1

Environment 23.8

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.

Land, Office, Plant5.0
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers10.6

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score89.4

Additional Documentation

Danone The Netherlands Transparent Assessment

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