Danone Egypt: Biggest B Corp in Africa and Middle East

Danone Egypt is the first company in Egypt to achieve B CorpTM Certification. The certification covers all its activities from essential dairy products (Danone yogurt, Danette, Activia, Dango and DanUp) to early life nutrition (Bebelac and Aptamil). It recognizes the company’s ambition to act beyond financial profit and put purpose at the heart of its business strategy.

Danone aspires to nourish a healthier and happier Egypt by making a positive contribution to the Egyptian community with services and access to health-related products. Henri de l’Epine, Managing Director for Danone North East Africa commented: “We are very proud of this B CorpTM certification. It is a recognition of the daily attention paid by our 1,545 Danone employees to drive positive social and environmental impact on the Egyptian community.” Danone

Egypt has a dual commitment towards business success and social progress: from working with some of the smallest members in the value chain - farmers, milk collectors and micro distributors - to providing access to nutritional education for consumers. B CorpTM Certification is a mark of trust: a promise that a company is doing business in a way that meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, and is certified by B Lab®, a third-party non-profit.

Nathan Gilbert, Executive Director of B Lab Europe commented: “We are very excited that more multinational subsidiaries, like Danone Egypt, have undertaken this significant effort to become certified. We hope it will inspire other companies and multinationals operating in Egypt and the region to follow, accelerating this global culture shift to define success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy." Certified B Corporations® are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.