Our Business

Delivering health through food and drink

We have become a world leader in categories such as Dairy and Plant-Based, Specialised Nutrition and Waters.


OUR HEALTH-FOCUSED BUSINESSES

In the UK and Ireland, every minute on any given day, 3,600 people are eating or drinking one of our products. Ranging from household favourites to international icons, our consumer and medical nutrition brands hold market-leading positions in most of the categories in which we operate.

Dairy and Plant-based Products

Our fresh dairy and plant-based yogurt and drink brands include Activia, Alpro and Actimel. Find out more.

 

Natural Sourced Waters

We offer still, sparkling and naturally flavoured drinks for all ages. Our brands include evian and Volvic. Find out more.

 

Specialised Nutrition

We are working to meet people's specific nutritional needs throughout life. Our brands include Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate.  Find out more.


OUR PEOPLE

The driving force behind our efforts are the people in our organsation who work every day to make a difference in the world around them. We are proud to think of ourselves as a people powered-company, where everyone, at every level has a voice and a share in Danone's future. Our clear sense of purpose drives us daily to do more; together we are a force for good in the role we play through food and drink.

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We believe that attracting and developing employees, who reflect the diversity of our business and the communities in which they operate, is vital to our success. We are focused on building a high-performing and diverse team at Danone, based on each person’s unique qualities. We are also committed to offering our people a safe working environment, health and wellbeing programmes, and professional development opportunities.


OUR COMMUNITY

We know we can achieve more together and are guided by our long-established principle of balancing economic success and social progress.

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Social innovation programmes

Through our social innovation programmes, including Eat Like A Champ, our healthy eating programme for primary school children and Danone Nations Cup, our football tournament for 10-12 year olds, we aim to positively impact society. Over the last ten years, our programmes have provided five million UK citizens with information and advice on healthy living.

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Supporting the vulnerable and those in need

We encourage everyone at Danone to contribute working time to support the community. We bring this to life through our volunteering programme with Neighbourly where we match colleagues to charities in need. During Covid-19, we have focused on virtual volunteering to ensure we can continue supporting local charities.

 

We work with charities such as FareShare to help redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste to people who need it most. Through Nutricia, we work with professional organisations to help achieve better patient outcomes and support nutritional care. 


SUSTAINABILITY

We have ambitious sustainability targets and hold ourselves accountable to meet them.

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Packaging

Packaging plays a fundmental role in protecting the nutritional benefits and quality of products. However, it also uses valuable resources and generates waste when not recycled. In the UK, we are committed to making all packaging recyclable by 2025 and are a signatory of the the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) UK Plastics Pact. We are also increasing the amount of recycled plastic content in our packaging. All evian, Volvic and Harrogate Water packaging is fully recyclable.

Carbon Neutral by 2050

Towards a carbon neutral future

We commit to being carbon neutral by 2050. Across all our sites we monitor our carbon footprint, implementing plans that reduce our carbon emissions. In 2020, our Wexford supply point in Ireland, one of the biggest manufacturing plants in the Danone specialised nutrition network, became the first formula plant in the world to be certified carbon neutral.*

 

*Certified by The Carbon Trust, an independent organisation specialising in carbon neutrality 


OUR HERITAGE

The foundations on which our business is built shape our values and company goals today. This timeline reveals the key milestones in our journey to becoming a leading business here in the UK and worldwide.