As a food company, agriculture is at the heart of Danone’s business. Today’s agricultural system faces a number of challenges, such as animal welfare, loss of biodiversity and water scarcity. We believe agriculture can be a solution to these challenges and a driver of sustainable growth. This is why we are working with our partners to develop regenerative farming models that are competitive, inclusive and resilient.
PALM OIL POLICY
Palm oil RSPO fully segregated.
Danone uses approximately 39,000 tons (2017) of palm oil, which represents around 0.05% of global production. Danone uses palm oil in certain end-user products, mainly in the Early Life Nutrition and Essential Dairy and Plant-Based businesses.
Since 2014, 100% of palm oil purchased by the Early Life Nutrition business was certified “RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) segregated” (traceable back to the plantations, with the backing of The Forest Trust). With the recent expansion of its Essential Dairy and Plant-Based business, Danone is working to ensure the compliance of its additional palm oil supplies. In 2017, 99% of the palm oil purchased by the company was certified “RSPO segregated” (excluding WhiteWave).
ANIMAL WELFARE PROGRAM
of lamb and beef have access to pasture (Socrates Scope: Early Life Nutrition food factories in the European Union).
of eggs are cage-free (Socrates Scope: Early Life Nutrition food factories in the European Union).
of Dannon US direct milk sourcing is Validus certified.
Flagship brands already converted to no-GMO project certified: Danimals (96% of volume) and Dannon (79% of volume).