Employees at the heart of performance
Last update july 2011
Danone’s Human Resources Policy is part of a continuous endeavor to promote the dual commitment stretching back almost since 1972. The function of Human Resources is to drive transformation and create the conditions for the group’s development, through nurturing a company culture and helping individuals and teams to grow.
In 2009, four major themes were identified making Danone a ‘Great Place to Grow’ not just now but into the future:
1. Pursue and deepen our economic and social dialogue;
2. Improve efficiency and foster growth;
3. Strengthen proximity management;
4. Promote social innovation projects and create the conditions for an employee commitment.
The strength of Danone’s HR policy lies in the coherence of these various initiatives over time, but their real significance is captured by the motivation of our managers and the loyalty of our employees, whose commitment rate-according to the in-house 2009 People Survey, conducted for the first time amongst the entire workforce-is over 85%, making it superior to the average for large companies in the same sector (78%). This commitment is proof positive of our employees’ buy-in and personal investment in the company.