Health & Nutrition Performance

Health & Nutrition Performance

 

 

Percentages communicated in this section are based on the total product portfolio of all divisions, excluding the non-food products. They are percentages of sales volumes. The Water division represents 78.9% of the volume of products sold, whereas Fresh Dairy Division represents 14% (Plant based products still have not been included in the scorecard scope in 2017), Specialized Nutrition 7.1% (including Early Life Nutrition 6.7% and Medical Nutrition 0.4%).

 

 

Percentages communicated in this section are based on the total product portfolio of all divisions, excluding the non-food products. They are percentages of sales volumes. The Water division represents 78.9% of the volume of products sold, whereas Fresh Dairy Division represents 14% (Plant based products still have not been included in the scorecard scope in 2017), Specialized Nutrition 7.1% (including Early Life Nutrition 6.7% and Medical Nutrition 0.4%).

Healthy Categories

 

88%

of volumes sold in 2017 are in « healthy categories » (same value in 2016).

This percentage indicator refers to water, yogurt and other daily dairy and plant-based products, baby milks & foods, milks and milk powders, beverages with 0% sugar and advanced medical nutrition. This percentage indicator is calculated on the Nutrition & Health Scorecard scope (15 major countries of Danone, 50 subsidiaries covering all 5 Divisions and all geographies, representing together about 67% of Danone sales value).

Nutritional quality

73% of volumes sold in 2017 are products compliant with the Danone Nutritional Targets 2020.

This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard. The Danone Nutritional Targets 2020 have been published in December 2016 and can be found here.

21% of volumes sold in 2017 are products that have been nutritionally improved over the past three years.

This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard, for the product categories where it is relevant: Essential Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition and sweetened Aquadrinks.

50%

of volumes sold in 2017 were fortified products (same value in 2016). This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard, for the Essential Dairy Products and Early Life Nutrition divisions.

Health @ Work

At the end of 2017, 48 out of 50 Danone subsidiaries have a "Health @ Work" program active, versus 45 out of 49 at the end of 2016.

Having an active “Health @ Work” program means having a health & wellness program for employees with at least one of the three aspects (Healthy Diet, Healthy Body and Healthy Mind). This indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard.

This represents 81% of the employees in the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard versus 69% in 2016.

Education and Information programs

28

Education and information programs for consumers were active this year, versus 118 in 2016.

This indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard.

The indicator was redefined in 2017 and is now much more selective, which explains the reduction in numbers. To be included in the calculation, a consumer program must now meet the following demanding relevance criteria:

  • the program addresses a local Public Health issue, identified as a priority by the local stakeholders 
  • the program addresses one or several recognized determinants of the issue (for instance "unhealthy snacking" is one of the determinants of the obesity issue) 
  • the program has a defined objective in link with the issue and the selected determinants, it targets an identified population group, the initial state of which has been documented ("baseline")
  • the program is co-constructed with the academia and/or the government, concrete action levers have been prioritized, intermediate milestones are defined, impact indicators are defined
  • the impact is regularly measured and the program is adjusted if needed, depending on the measured outcomes.

28 Million

These programs potentially affected more than 28 million people in 2017  (versus 481 million people in 2016) ​​consumers for the divisions Essential Dairy Products and Waters ; parents for the Early Life Nutrition Division, and patients and caregivers for the Medical Nutrition Division.

Here again the numbers have decreased due to the stricter definition of what is a relevant information & education program. Only people affected by such programs are now counted in the indicator.

Nutriplanet

At the end of 2017, 57 countries were covered by Nutriplanet studies (the Nutriplanet Program was designed to provide in-depth knowledge of every food-related aspect of our local contexts).

"Fluid intake"

6 countries

At the end of 2017, 6 countries were covered by specific fluid intake studies.

Working with experts

132 expert advisory panels were active in the subsidiaries of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard at the end of 2017.

The subsidiaries in the Nutrition & Health Scorecard scope are in regular contact with a network of 2,183 experts.

Claims and advertising

64% of the volumes sold in 2017 were products with nutritional claims.

This indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard, for the divisions Essential Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition and the Aquadrinks.

97%

compliance with the International Chamber of Commerce Framework for Responsible Food and Beverage Marketing Communications (same value in 2016). This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard, as a percentage of the advertising spending on Essential Dairy Products, Waters and Aquadrinks.

FSSC 22000 CERTIFICATION AUDITS

In 2017, 140 FSCC 22000 (a food safety certification recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative) certification audits were completed by independent certification bodies. The Company thus attained a site certification rate of 67% (Food Safety production sites Scope).

Skills, responsibility and outside opinions

33,444 employees were trained on nutrition and/or hydration in the last two years (2016-2017). This indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard.

Nutritional information

99%

of volumes sold in 2017 are products with on-pack nutritional information (same value in 2016).

This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard for the divisions Essential Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition and Aquadrinks (not relevant for Waters, which are subject to separate regulations).

100%

of volumes sold in 2017 were products with off-pack nutritional information (available online or via a call center, for example) (versus 99% in 2016).

This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard for the divisions Essential Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition and Aquadrinks (not relevant for Waters, which are subject to separate regulations).

74%

of volumes sold in 2017 provide an indication of the portion size (products packaged in individual portions and/or with a clear indication of portion size on the packaging) (same value in 2016).

This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard for the divisions Essential Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition and Aquadrinks (not relevant for Waters, which are subject to separate regulations).

38% of volumes sold in 2017 carry front-of-pack nutritional information.

This percentage indicator is calculated on the scope of the Nutrition & Health Scorecard for the divisions Essential Dairy Products Division and Aquadrinks (excluding countries where regulations forbid the disclosure of this information). Since the commitment was extended worldwide in 2016 (previously limited to Europe), the scope of reporting has changed in 2016.