SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION METHODS
Since environmental protection and sustainable development are priorities, Danone limits packaging-related impacts. How? By reducing materials at the source. By encouraging collection and recycling. By expanding the use of recycled materials. By promoting packaging made with renewable biomass that does not compete with food sources.
Our bottles of Evian, Zywiec Zdrój, Aqua are now less plastic-intensive. Bottles of Volvic and Lanjarón are partially plant-based, 100% recyclable, and made mainly with recycled PET (Polyéthylène Téréphtalate). The proportion rises up to 100% for certain Bonafont products.
Upstream, the essential raw material remains water itself. Danone’s springs frequently benefit from an exceptional environment. Catchment areas are preserved through specific protection. Local farmers and residents are all concerned with the quality of these waters. Therefore, Danone partners with them to implement initiatives ensuring a sustainable land management and the protection of water resources.
Danone is also actively involved locally with suppliers to promote sustainable agriculture. In this respect, our teams in Research contribute to create upstream supply chains, including for milk, so as to provide the highest quality raw material.