Partnerships SDG 1

  • Poverty & Entreprise Action Tank: is a program in HEC Business School co-created by Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone and Martin Hirsch, former head of Emmaüs France, that acts to develop and implement innovative economic models aiming at contributing to a more inclusive economy, in France, other developed countries as well as in developing countries and facilitating the emergence of new economic models based on the principles of social business (learn more).
  • Danone and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have partnered and joined their forces with Livelihoods Funds and the Danone Ecosystem Fund to develop disruptive business solutions that boost economic growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The three-year strategic partnership signed in 2017 promotes sustainable, inclusive development initiatives in the region harnessing Danone’s food chain as well as with implementing partners, Livelihoods Funds and the Danone Ecosystem Fund, while also empowering local communities, and protecting the environment (learn more).
  • The Livelihoods funds have been created by private companies to generate social, environmental and economic impact in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Livelihoods funds link private companies, NGOs, public institutions and experts such as the French Development Agency (AFD). It builds public-private coalitions to develop projects generating value for all. The Livelihoods Family Farming Fund aims at improving the lives of smallholders and promoting farming practices which are more respectful of the environment (learn more).

 

Partnerships SDG 2

  • Danone is working in collaboration with the Global Research Alliance and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) platform, to participate in studies looking to scientifically analyze the methods used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in dairy farms, for all the sector’s stakeholders.
  • The projects with Wageningen cover many angles from both agricultural technical side as well as social sciences side. The projects deliver results that help Danone build a strategy on sustainable farming practices that is robust with scientific foundation.

Partnerships SDG 3

  • The Danone Institute International gathers a network of 15 Danone Institutes (14 local Institutes and 1 International). The Danone Institute International, with the support of its global network, undertake specific activities in the field of nutrition research, education and training. The Danone Institutes are present in 16 countries and gather around 200 experts around the world (nutritionists, pediatricians, gastroenterologists, scientists, sociologists…). All Danone Institutes are non-profit organizations, dedicated to non-commercial activities (learn more).
  • The Collaboration for Healthier Lives working group, co-chaired by Danone and Walmart, oversee the design and execution of several collaborative models to help us learn more about how retailers and manufacturers can jointly create healthier practices and customers live healthier, as well as work collaboratively with public health authorities (learn more).
  • Since 2012, Danone Research signed a Partnership Agreement with Agropolis Fondation to support a research and training initiative on the theme “Food styles and new innovation approaches” (learn more).

 

Partnerships SDG 5

  • HeForShe names Emmanuel Faber "Inaugural Thematic Champion" for parental policy: HeForShe is a global UN Women campaign launched in 2014 that aims at empowering women with the support of men. The campaign empowers leaders from 3 different sectors as IMPACT champions, i.e., country, corporate and university leaders. As an IMPACT Champion, Danone is committed to parental support, with a secondary focus on increasing the representation of women in senior leadership and mobilizing resources to promote gender equality. In recognition of the expected impact of this gender equality policy, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber has been named “Inaugural Thematic Champion” by the UN Women HeForShe movement.
  • EVE: Danone pioneered the concept in partnership with Crédit Agricole S.A., KPMG, L’Oréal, SNCF, Orange and Caisse des Dépôts Group, but sessions are open to any company interested in the issue and the approach. All partners share the same vision, and have chosen to encourage women to advance within their organization.Danone has co-partnered with L’Oréal to organize EVE Program in Africa in December 2017 an event to celebrate the rising of women in the  companies (learn more).

 

Partnerships SDG 6

  • Danone and the Convention of Wetlands Protection - Ramsar have been partnering are partners for 20 years raising awareness on the importance of wetlands and supporting intergrated watershed management at the local level with the design of specific tools as the SPRING tool. Today two Danone's sites have been recognized of national importance by the Ramsar Convention: Evian and The Villavicencio site.
  • Danone is partnering with the CEO Water Mandate (part of United Nations Global Compact) in order to pilot context-based targets initiatives and to synergize water and climate externalities.
  • The Nature Conservancy and Danone are partnering to develop new water fund models aiming to strenghten integrated watershed management at the local level through 3 mechanisms: financing, governance and implementing ones.
  • Danone AQUA (Indonesia) is partnering with World Business Council for Sustainable Development to support its efforts on WASH at workplace among others.

 

Partnerships SDG 7

  • In December 2017, Danone has joined the RE100 initiative, a global and collaborative initiative that includes more than 100 influential companies committed to 100% renewable electricity. RE100 is an initiative of the Climate Group in partnership with Carbon Disclosure Project (learn more).
  • The Livelihoods Carbon Fund (LCF) was launched in 2011 by 10 investors: Danone, Schneider Electric, Crédit Agricole S.A, Michelin, Hermès, SAP, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts, La Poste, Firmenich, Voyageurs du Monde.  LCF leverages the carbon economy to finance ecosystem restoration, agroforestry and rural energy projects to improve food security for rural communities and increase farmers’ revenues (learn more).

 

Partnerships SDG 8

  • In 2016, the IUF and Danone signed a ground-breaking Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights built around a joint commitment to promote "permanent, direct employment as an essential foundation for a sustainable business anchored in respect (learn more).
  • Danone and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have partnered and joined their forces with Livelihoods Funds and the Danone Ecosystem Fund to develop disruptive business solutions that boost economic growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The three-year strategic partnership will promote sustainable, inclusive development initiatives in the region harnessing Danone’s value chain as well as with implementing partners, Livelihoods Funds and the Danone Ecosystem Fund, while also empowering local communities, and protecting the environmen (learn more).

 

Partnerships SDG 12

  • End of 2015, Danone partnered with B Lab with an aim to accelerate the process for large, publicly listed multinationals to measure and contribute to what matters (learn more).
  • In January 2017, Danone has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as ninth Global Partner to advance circular economy (learn more).
  • Danone co-created the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance with the World Wildlife Fund to encourage responsible development of plastics made from bio-sourced materials, helping build a more sustainable future for the bio-plastics industry (learn more).
  • In 2017 Danone and Nestlé Waters have joined forces with Origin Materials, a Californian research and development company, to form the Natur’ALL Bottle Alliance. Their aim is to be the first to commercialize 100% bio-based and recyclable PET bottles (learn more).
  • Danone is a member of the AIM-Progress forum, which contributes to continuous improvement in sustainable purchasing across its industry, and is an active member of the Consumer Goods Forum (learn more).

Partnerships SDG 13

  • The Livelihoods Carbon Fund: in partnership with IUCN and Ramsar (UN Convention on Wetlands), Danone initiated and invited other companies to establish the Livelihoods Fund which brings together Danone with nine companies, invests in large projects that contribute to mitigating climate change by sequestering large volumes of carbon in forests and natural ecosystems, and improving the well-being of local populations (learn more).
  • 4/ 1000: By joining forces with 4 per 1000, Danone aims to broaden these efforts and expand collaboration with experts, NGOs, governments and private companies. Launched by the French government in 2015, during the COP21, 4 per 1000 is an international platform to catalyze collaboration on soil health and soil carbon sequestration among different stakeholders (learn more).

 

Partnerships SDG 14

  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation : In 2017, Danone announced it was strengthening its commitment to a circular economy through a 3 year partnership that aimed at accelerating the transition to a circular economy. By becoming the Foundation’s ninth partner, Danone would like to integrate circular economy principles into its operations to an even greater extent.
  • Evian will take part in a research mission with The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit start up that has developed scalable advanced technologies to help rid the oceans of plastic.

 

Partnerships SDG 15

  • In May 2014, Danone joined The Forest Trust (TFT), an international non-profit organization that works with businesses to place environmentally and socially responsible products on the market.
  • Danone has been member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2011.
  • Danone supports the principles of "The Palm Oil Innovation Group" (POIG) and signed-up the Charter for Retailers and Manufacturers . POIG brings together leading NGOs with palm oil producing companies, brands and other actors in the supply chain to share and develop leading practices to ensure that responsible palm oil becomes available in the market place.
  • Danone is a member of the Roundtable on Responsible Soy and has signed the Cerrado Manifesto, a call for action to stop deforestation and vegetation loss in Brazil's Cerrado.
  • 4/1000: By joining forces with 4 per 1000, Danone aims to broaden these efforts and expand collaboration with experts, NGOs, governments and private companies. Launched by the French government in 2015, during the COP21, 4 per 1000 is an international platform to catalyze collaboration on soil health and soil carbon sequestration among different stakeholders (learn more).

 

Partnerships SDG 16

  • Danone is member of the Consumer Goods Forum and signed the Social Resolution on Forced Labour in 2016 (learn more).
  • Danone supports the OECD led Base Erosion and Profit Shiftinginitiative (BEPS) and has contributed to it actively by providing input for business consultations (learn more).