DANONE "ENTREPRISE À MISSION"
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.
Chair - Former
Director-General of the WTO
Board Member of PRI & Advisor to the Government
Former Advisor to the UN on the 2030 SDGs
Former IUF General Secretary
Gabriela Ilian Ramos
Assitant Director General, Social & Human Sciences at UNESCO
Head of I&P SARL
President of The Rockefeller Foundation
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.