Danone Waters Benelux

Certified B Corporation

Brussels, Belgium

Certified Since

September 2020





Operates In


Through its dual social-economic commitment and its One Planet.One Health vision, recognizing that the health of the people and the planet are interconnected, Danone aims to inspire people towards healthier and sustainable eating and drinking habits. With brands like evian, Badoit and Volvic, Danone Waters Benelux (DWB) has been a major player in Benelux since 1979 and innovates in the sector of natural mineral water and healthier hydration alternatives for today’s and future generations. For years, DWB has been working collaboratively with its employees, partners, institutions and local communities to positively impact the environment and the well-being of the citizens. For example, it commits to use 100% circular packaging by 2025 and to fight against littering, namely through communication on pack, participation to clean up actions and local collaborations to raise consumers’ awareness on good sorting practices (especially out of home). DWB is working to reduce its environmental footprint in the whole value chain (conception, production, transport) and since 2020, evian is a carbon-neutral brand in Benelux independently certified by Carbon Trust. DWB is proud to join the B Corp movement where collective actions across organizations can make the change for good.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Waters Benelux earned an overall score of 86.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
86.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 9.6

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 & Engagement2.4
Ethics & Transparency4.7
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 30.2

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 Security6.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.0
Career Development3.4
Engagement & Satisfaction5.1

Community 16.8

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, & Inclusion4.3
Economic Impact0.1
Civic Engagement & Giving3.1
Supply Chain Management9.1

Environment 25.8

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 Management7.5
Air & Climate7.5
Land & Life6.7

Customers 3.8

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 Stewardship3.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score86.4

Additional Documentation

Danone Waters Benelux - Sensitive Industry Statement

Danone Waters Benelux Transparent Assessment 2020

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