Société Anonyme des Eaux Minérales d’Evian

Certified B Corporation

Haute-Savoie, France

Certified Since

April 2021





Operates In






United States

Société Anonyme des Eaux Minérales d'Evian (SAEME) is a subsidiary of Danone, a company with the purpose of bringing health through food to as many people as possible. SAEME aims to inspire hydration and healthy beverages through three brands: evian® natural mineral water, La Salvetat® sparkling natural mineral water, and Badoit® sparkling natural mineral water. As a subsidiary, SAEME embraces Danone's One Planet. One Health vision that the health of the people and the health of the planet are interconnected and therefore seeks to protect and nourish both. evian, La Salvetat and Badoit are part of the Danone #WeActForWater movement. Through #WeActForWater Danone’s water brands are: 1.Halving the amount of virgin plastic they use, reaching 50% recycled PET (rPET) use worldwide and 100% across Europe in 2025; 2.Accelerating towards carbon neutrality in Europe by 2025, with evian and Volvic being certified carbon neutral in 2020; 3.Matching every liter of water sold with a litre for people in need, by creating a fund to help millions people in developing countries access safe drinking water by 2030; 4.Enhancing watershed and wetlands preservation around the world; 5.Expecting the collective of its water brands to achieve B Corp certification worldwide by 2022.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Société Anonyme des Eaux Minérales d’Evian earned an overall score of 80.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.8

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.

Workers 26.1

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.

Community 15.5

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.

Environment 19.4

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.

Customers 3.2

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.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score80.3

Additional Documentation

Transparent Assessment - Société Anonyme des Eaux Minérales d’Evian 2021

Transparent Assessment - Evian Resort 2021

SAEME 2021 - Score roll-up methodology & Brand list

Sensitive Industry Statement - Société Anonyme des Eaux Minérales d’Evian 2021

Sensitive Industry Statement - Evian Resort 2021

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