Danone UK

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

London, United Kingdom

Certified Since

December 2017

Industry

Food products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United Kingdom

For almost 100 years, Danone, has sought to bring fermented dairy products to as many people as possible around the world. The ambition is rooted in the firm belief that fermented dairy products like yogurt contribute to a healthy diet by providing essential nutrients as well as the enjoyment of pleasurable taste and textures. The first Danone yogurt was created by Isaac Carasso in 1919 in Barcelona, which gave rise to the first factory in the world to produce yogurt for general consumption. Fast forward to 1988 and the first Activia yoghurt was sold in the UK. In the UK, 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. Danone is now the 2nd biggest player in the UK market, with 4 well-known brands. And they continue to innovate; in 2016 Danone’s new 0% fat, 0% added sugar brand Light & Free was the largest dairy innovation in the UK.About Danone Company Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy & Plant-based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future. This is underlined by Danone’s new One Planet One Health signature, which demonstrates a commitment to inspire healthier eating and drinking habits, for all its stakeholders—its 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and all the communities with which it engages. Danone and B Lab announced in December 2015 an open source partnership and the ambition to become of the first multi-national certified as B Corp globally. Danone Dairy UK is the 5th Danone subsidiary to become certified. Our B Corp Certification is in line with our long-lasting commitment to economic success and social progress. We 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 we live and work in.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone UK earned an overall score of 86.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
86.2
86.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.7

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 & Engagement2.8
Ethics & Transparency4.8
+ 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 33.1

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 Security10.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.4
Career Development3.7
Engagement & Satisfaction7.0

Community 15.5

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, & Inclusion3.7
Economic Impact1.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.4
Supply Chain Management4.1

Environment 15.2

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 Management4.3
Air & Climate5.2
Water1.1
Land & Life4.4

Customers 4.6

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 Stewardship4.6


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score86.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score80.2

Additional Documentation

Danone UK Transparent Assessment

Transparent B Impact Assessment – 2020


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