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Climate

At Danone we target Zero Net carbon through solutions co-created with Danone’s Ecosystems.

Being a food company means we rely on nature, agriculture and the farmers to do our job. Therefore climate change is a particular concern for us, especially since this has a significant impact on the natural cycles which play a vital role in the food system. It is in our interest and our responsibility to help fight climate change and contribute to achieving a decarbonized economy. This must start with reducing our own carbon footprint. We measure our impact including our full scope of emissions throughout the value chain, i.e. our direct and shared scopes of responsibility (meaning Danone’s related GHG emissions coming from raw materials and agriculture).

We can’t reach zero-net carbon within our full value cycle alone. Only by working together in partnership with our ecosystem of farmers, suppliers, customers and local communities we can make our vision a reality. Reaching our goal also means helping nature to sequestrate more carbon, tackling deforestation from our supply chain and managing all natural resources sustainably.

 

7.4

million tons of CO2 in 2015 on our direct scope of responsibility

-46%

CO2 intensity reduction since 2007 on our direct scope of responsibility

-50%

reduction target in intensity by 2030 on our full scope of responsibility

Cutting our carbon emissions

In 2015, the full scope of Danone’s related GHG emissions amounted to 24.7 million tons, 62% of which comes from our Shared Responsibility scope. Since 2007, we have worked hard to reduce our Direct Responsibility scope carbon footprint.

Through an unprecedented effort, we have reduced in intensity by 46% since 2007 and already peaked Danone’s direct emissions in absolute value which accounts in 2015 for 7.4 million tons of CO2 e. We’re now extending our efforts to the Shared Responsibility scope, building alliances and co-creating solutions with suppliers, farmers, consumers and communities to reach our goal to cut our emissions in intensity by 50% by 2030.

Creating carbon positive solutions

Danone pioneers ‘carbon positive’ programs to sequestrate more carbon. Through the Livelihoods Fund, we have invested in large-scale projects that sequestrate carbon within forests and restored natural ecosystems. The new Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming will also implement projects to restore degraded ecosystems while improving the livelihoods of small rural farmers within our supply chain.

Eliminate deforestation from our supply chain

Danone signed the United Nations New York Declaration on Forests, recognizing the importance of reducing the emissions caused by deforestation and increasing forest restoration. Our goal is to eliminate deforestation in our supply chain by 2020. Working with NGOs, academics, suppliers and farming communities has already proved to be the key to successful sustainable sourcing solutions.

Build resilience in our food and water cycles

Danone is taking a holistic view of the farming process and using this knowledge to enable smallholder suppliers to build affordable and appropriate climate resilience into their farms. By maintaining the diversity in agriculture systems, providing the innovation and advice to protect natural resources, we are seeking to make sure smallholder suppliers have viable and sustainable livelihoods into the future.

Offer healthier diet options using natural resources sustainably

The choices made by consumers have an effect on the environment. At Danone we want to offer to consumer preferred healthier diet options which are produced in a resource-efficient way and using sustainably sourced ingredients. Enabling these healthier and more sustainable choices is an ambitious way for Danone to link our commitment to human health with our social and environmental goals. We will continuously explore new recipes and innovative products aimed to "by design" offer both better nutrition and a better carbon footprint.

DANONE'S CLIMATE POLICY

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Target zero net carbon through solutions co-created with Danone's ecosystem.