Danone Waters UK & Ireland

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

London, United Kingdom

Certified Since

December 2020

Industry

Beverages

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Ireland,

United Kingdom

At Danone Waters UK & Ireland, we believe that the health of people and of the planet is interconnected, brought to life by our ‘One Planet One Health’ vision. They aim to inspire hydration through our leading natural mineral water brands evian and Volvic, as well as through aquadrinks brand L’mon. Harrogate Water, acquired by Danone Waters UK & Ireland in February 2020, is also a certified B Corp. Using their business as a force for good is an important part of our heritage and at the heart of everything we do. In collaboration with expert partners, they have taken significant steps in their sustainability journey to address our environmental impact and support communities. They are accelerating the transition to a circular economy by committing to use 100% recycled content across our evian and Volvic bottles by 2025 and were proud to launch our first evian ‘Bottles made from bottles’ in September 2020. evian and Volvic have also been certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, demonstrating significant carbon reductions across their production, packaging and distribution. We are also committed to supporting communities, with our COVID-19 response efforts and virtual volunteering allowing us to help local charities, communities and key workers in 2020.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Danone Waters UK & Ireland earned an overall score of 95.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
95.7
95.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.5

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 & Engagement3.2
Ethics & Transparency5.2
+ 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 32.3

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 Security10.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.6
Career Development3.1
Engagement & Satisfaction7.0

Community 18.1

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, & Inclusion4.0
Economic Impact0.9
Civic Engagement & Giving3.9
Supply Chain Management9.1

Environment 22.3

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 & Climate7.6
Water3.7
Land & Life6.5

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 Stewardship4.3


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score95.7

Additional Documentation

Danone Waters UK & Ireland - Sensitive Industry Statement

Transparent B Impact Assessment – 2020


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