This is pushing companies like ours to look for new and more sustainable solutions. We believe that this shift is inevitable and we need to incorporate sustainability in our long-term business strategies. The big change should be implemented at all levels from the supply chain, through our employees to the way we inform and educate our consumers. Sustainable food systems are the future of food and agriculture however they require shared solutions and some cross-sectoral collaboration.
Last year, we joined forces with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research UNITAR. The partnership aims to support and facilitate the implementation of our 2030 Goals and particularly the Goals addressing the environment and people’s health. The initiative will empower both our employees and the UN Climate Change:Learn (UN CC:Learn) Online Community (hosted by UNITAR) with knowledge and skills needed to take action against climate change by making better-informed food choices.
UNITAR's mission is to develop the capacities to enhance global decision-making and to support country-level action for shaping a better future. That was the basis for setting up The ONE UN Climate Change Learning Partnership bringing together over 30 different organizations. Through this mechanism, UNITAR has partnered with Danone.
By highlighting the environmental and social aspects of food production and consumption, this partnership is seeking to shift mindsets towards a more sustainable way of living. It is vital to incorporate sustainability into lifestyles and this starts with gaining an awareness of the impact of our everyday dietary choices. The food we eat has a huge effect on both people’s health and the well-being of our planet. Thoughtful and ethical consumption starts with knowledge, awareness, and information that empowers people to become agents of change by making well-informed choices. It is about including sustainable development issues, such as climate change and biodiversity, into consumers' decision-making. Both the business community and consumers need to contribute.