Delivering health through food and drink
OUR HEALTH-FOCUSED BUSINESSES
In the UK and Ireland, millions of people eat or drink one of our products every day. 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.
Our fresh dairy and plant-based yogurt and drink brands include Activia, Alpro and Actimel. Find out more.
We offer still, sparkling and naturally flavoured drinks for all ages. Our brands include evian, Volvic and Harrogate Spring Water. Find out more.
We are working to meet people's specific nutritional needs throughout life. Our brands include Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate. Find out more.
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.
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.
We know we can achieve more together and are guided by our long-established principle of balancing economic success and social progress.
Charity partnerships and social innovation programmes
Our ambition is to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices - not just for our consumers and patients - but also for our wider communities in the UK and Ireland. Our social innovation programme, Eat Like A Champ, provides free resources to help teachers educate primary school children about healthy eating. We also collaborate with different charity partners, for example in February 2023 we launched a Nutrition Education Programme as part of our three year partnership with FoodCloud in Ireland. This partnership aims to help inform and empower community groups across Ireland to prepare nutritious meals using surplus food.
Supporting those in need
At the beginning of 2023 we launched a three year partnership with FoodCycle, a community dining organisation whose mission is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. We have pledged £300,000, as well as nutrition support and volunteer time to support Foodcycle in achieving their mission.
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.
We also 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.
We're taking concrete steps to reduce our environmental impact.
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, reusable or compostable 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 Spring Water bottles are fully recyclable.
Towards net zero emissions
We commit to net zero emissions 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 baby milk plant in the world to be certified carbon neutral.*
Danone's net zero targets have been approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative, which is a non-profit initiative that helps companies to set emissions reduction targets to help keep global warming below 1.5°C.
*Certified by The Carbon Trust, an independent organisation specialising in carbon neutrality