Danone Waters Germany

Certified B Corporation

Hesse, Germany

Certified Since

June 2019





Operates In


The mission of Danone Waters Germany is to inspire people towards healthier hydration. At the heart of this endeavor is Danone’s signature 'ONE PLANET. ONE HEALTH', recognizing the interconnection of the health of the people and the planet. A defining characteristic of natural mineral waters is their complete naturalness and purity. Therefore, Volvic and evian constantly work with local communities and stakeholders to protect and restore the natural water ecosystem of their sources and improve access to safe drinking water. Packaging innovation is key: all Volvic PET deposit bottles sold in Germany have been made from 100 percent recycled PET since 2020 and all evian formats are to be made from 100 percent recycled plastic latest by 2025 (cap and label excluded). Thanks to the deposit system in Germany, about 99 percent of all PET deposit bottles are being returned and about 97 percent are recycled. Following longtime carbon reductions and the compensation of all residual emissions, the natural mineral water brands evian and Volvic are both worldwide certified as climate neutral by the independent organization The Carbon Trust. Further information on https://www.volvic.de/nachhaltigkeit/co2-reduktion

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Waters Germany earned an overall score of 91.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
91.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.7

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 & Engagement3.2
Ethics & Transparency4.5
+ 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 27.9

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 Security5.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.9
Career Development3.3
Engagement & Satisfaction5.8

Community 16.5

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, & Inclusion4.0
Economic Impact0.7
Civic Engagement & Giving3.9
Supply Chain Management6.4

Environment 25.3

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 Management6.7
Air & Climate9.5
Land & Life5.9
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation1.2

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 3.9

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 Stewardship3.9

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score91.5
2019 Overall B Impact Score83.6

Additional Documentation

Danone Waters Germany Transparent Assessment 2022

Danone Waters Germany Controversial Industry Statement 2022

Danone Waters Germany Transparent Assessment 2019

Danone Waters Germany Controversial Industry Statement 2019

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