research and innovation waters

Water is the ultimate natural element. There is no healthier, simpler way to hydrate our bodies than through natural mineral water.

We invest in research and innovation to ensure that our brands offer the right formats, natural goodness and healthy options to people of all ages.

Healthier hydration habits

At Danone, we have invested in scientific research to explore the link between hydration and health.

Our longstanding participation in science-led projects with world leading experts as well as with local professional healthcare organisations established our position as a leader in the field of hydration and health.

We believe that developing healthy drinking habits from an early age can lead to a better and healthier life. Through extensive research, we have discovered that many people do not drink enough fluids every day. We actively promote water as the healthiest drink and are convinced that variety and taste are essential to improve people’s habits. Across our portfolio of water brands, we offer still, sparkling and naturally flavoured waters - a healthier alternative to sugary drinks. While consumers have strong personal preferences, we believe if offered more choice, they will choose the healthier option. We are committed to giving consumers that choice.

packaging innovation

Packaging innovation is a key focus for our research and innovation teams.

At Danone, we want to offer nutritious, high quality drink in packaging that is circular, keeping materials in use and out of nature. We aim to make our packaging circular by eliminating the packaging we don’t need and innovating to ensure the packaging we do need is designed to be safely reused, recycled or composted.

evian's label-free and standard bottle

In France, evian launched a new bottle with an engraved logo, eliminating the need for a separate printed label. The bottle created from 100% recycled plastic* is the first of its kind for the brand.  

In the UK and Ireland, evian has introduced bottles made from recycled bottles**. evian bottles are already 100% recyclable, but this means that they are now made from 100% recycled plastic as well (a material known as rPET). When plastic is recycled and turned into a new bottle, it reduces carbon emissions in production by up to 50% compared to bottles made from virgin plastic.

*excluding cap **excluding cap and label