DANONE "ENTREPRISE À MISSION"

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Danone becomes the first listed company to adopt the “Entreprise à Mission” model created by French law in 2019.

 

An “Entreprise à Mission” is defined as a company whose social and environmental objectives are aligned with its purpose and set out in its Articles of Association.

 

Established in 2005, our purpose is to "bring health through food to as many people as possible”.

 

Our social and environmental objectives are aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and cover 4 dimensions:

 

  • Improving health through a healthier portfolio of products and brands that encourage better habits.
  • Preserving the planet and renewing its resources, supporting regenerative agriculture, protecting water cycles and accelerating the circular economy of packaging, to help fight climate change.
  • Creating new futures with our teams, in line with our innovative governance model 'One Person, One Voice, One Share', which gives each of our employees the power to have an impact on the company's decisions.
  • Promoting inclusive growth, by ensuring equal opportunities within the company, by supporting the most fragile players in our ecosystem and by developing everyday products that are accessible to the greatest number.
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Emna Lahmer 

Danone employee

FRANCE

 

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Pascal Lamy

Chair - Former 

Director-General of the WTO

FRANCE

 

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Hiromichi Mizuno

Board Member of PRI & Advisor to the Government 

JAPAN

 

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David Nabarro

Former Advisor to the UN on the 2030 SDGs 

UK

 

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Ron Oswald

Former IUF General Secretary

SWITZERLAND

 

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Gabriela Ilian Ramos

Assitant Director General, Social & Human Sciences at UNESCO

MEXICO

 

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Jean-Michel Severino 

Head of I&P SARL

FRANCE

 

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Rajiv Shah 

President of The Rockefeller Foundation

USA

 

An independent Mission Committee, made up of around ten qualified experts, will review our roadmap and progress on these topics.

 

Becoming an “Entreprise à Mission” is a logical continuation of our dual economic and social project, first expressed in 1972, and of our ‘One Planet. One Health’ framework of action. This step is in line with our ambition to obtain worldwide B Corp certification within 5 years, which will show consumers and stakeholders that all our subsidiaries and brands serve the interests of society.

 

Becoming an “Entreprise à Mission” will enable us to achieve our goal of serving everyone in our ecosystem in a fair and transparent manner, and to make our model even more resilient and thus create sustainable value in this new world.



Infographics - Danone becomes an entreprise à mission -  Examples on how we serve our 4 objectives