Social Performance

Social Performance

As part of our dual commitment to business success and social progress, we create social value by promoting constructive dialogue to ensure the health and safety of our employees—over 100,000 talented Danoners around the globe—our partners and all of our stakeholders. This is why our actions are structured in three categories: social dialog, health and safety, and talent management.

As part of our dual commitment to business success and social progress, we create social value by promoting constructive dialogue to ensure the health and safety of our employees—over 100,000 talented Danoners around the globe—our partners and all of our stakeholders. This is why our actions are structured in three categories: social dialog, health and safety, and talent management.

Breakdown of headcount

By Division

EDP : Essential Dairy and Plant-Based        

Others : Headquarter, Danone Nutricia Research, Evian Resort

This indicator’s values for 2017 include WhiteWave entities (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Alpro entities in Europe and all Fan Milk entities.

By Geographic Area

By Gender

In 2017, there was 70% of male employees and 30% female employees (same value in 2016). This indicator is based on the Social Indicator Scope.

By Age

HIRES

There were 12,842 new hires in 2017 and 13,016 new hires in 2016.

DISMISSALS

There were 5,619 dismissals in 2017, versus 6,203 dismissals in 2016. Alternative solutions to layoffs are routinely sought, such as changing the organizations and related activities, discontinuing the use of temporary workers, re-insourcing activities and providing training or leave periods. When layoffs become inevitable, a significant employee support system is set up to minimize the consequences for individuals. The continued employment of workers following the sale of several sites has therefore been made possible by the guarantees implemented by Danone.

 

WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS

1.7

The annual frequency rate of workplace accidents with medical absence was 1.7 in 2017. At constant scope, this represents a decrease of - 14 % compared to 2016.

The drop in this rate reflects an improvement in results in all the plants (-14%), which account for almost 40% of hours worked. This improvement primarily stems from the reinforcement of requirements exceeding standard compliance with Wise² and the significant contribution made by the Waters Division (-10%), particularly in Latin America and China. All the other Divisions also improved their FR1.

Danone’s 2017 frequency rate (FR2 rate, see Methodology Note) for workplace accidents without medical absence was 2.1 for the Safety Scope (see Methodology Note).

0,08 

Danone’s 2017 severity rate (SR rate, see Methodology Note) for workplace accidents with medical absence was 0,08 for the Safety Scope (see Methodology Note). In comparison, it was up to 0,1 in 2016.

In 2017, Danone declared two fatal accidents that were both traffic accidents, in distribution. Following these accidents, specific prevention and action plans have been implemented in the subsidiaries in question. In 2016, 3 fatal accidents had occurred.

 

ABSENTEEISM

2.4% 

The absenteeism rate (see Methodology Note) was estimated at 2,4% in 2017 (same value ni 2016). Given the limited availability of information in certain countries, Danone made estimates for this indicator as of December 31, 2017.

The absenteeism rate was used in 2016 to assess the benefit of a systematic program to promote health and quality of life in the workplace, which would result in a lower illness-related absenteeism rate. Illness-related absenteeism will become one of the key indicators of Danone's workplace health and well-being strategy.

 

HEALTH

70,000

In 2017, 70,000 employees (same value in 2016) in more than 42 countries had healthcare coverage in line with the standards defined by Dan’Cares, that is to say hospitalization and surgery, maternity care, medical exams and pharmacy services. In 2012, Danone decided to extend Dan’Cares to all the countries in which it operates. 

TRAINING

Employees participating in at least one training course

In 2017, 83,653 employees participated in at least one training course.

Training was provided to 90% of employees, versus  91% in 2016 (Social Indicators Scope).

Total number of training hours

In total : 2,517,432 hours of training were provided in 2017.

27

training hours per person trained (25 hours in 2016 for the Social Indicators Scope).

 

GENDER EQUALITY

49% 

is the proportion of Danone female managers, including directors and executives, in 2017. 

 

COMPENSATION

Subsidiaries with a « subsidiary minimum wage »/ « legal minimum wage » ratio greater than 1

This represents 77% of the total number of Danone’s employees in 2017 (same value in 2016).

Subsidiaries with a « subsidiary minimum wage »/ « legal minimum wage » ratio equal to 1

This represents 21% of the total number of Danone’s employees in 2017 (same value in 2016).

 

Subsidiaries with a « subsidiary minimum wage »/ « legal minimum wage » ratio below 1

In 2017, no subsidiary had a « subsidiary minimum wage »/ « legal minimum wage » ratio below 1 (same value in 2016).

Subsidiaries to which no legal minimum wage applies

In 2017, there were 18 subsidiaries for which no legal minimum wages applies (same value in 2016).
This represents 2% of the total number of Danone’s employees in 2017 (same value in 2016).

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