Delivering heatlh through food and drink
We are a leading food and drink company with a fast-growing, health-focused portfolio across three businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-based Products, Waters and Specialised Nutrition.
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.
Fresh dairy products as well as plant-based products and drinks, our brands include Activia, Alpro and Actimel.
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Still, sparkling and naturally flavoured drinks for all ages, our brands include evian, Volvic and Harrogate Spring Water.
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Meeting people's specific nutrional needs throughout life, our brands include Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate.
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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 businesses 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.
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.
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 in our volunteering programme with Neighbourly where we match colleagues to charities in need. During the Covid-19 crisis, we are offering virtual volunteering opportunities where we offer our time time and skills.
We work with charities such as FareShare to help redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste to people who need it most. At Nutricia, we work with professional organisations to help achieve better patient outcomes and support nutritional care.
We have ambitious sustainability targets and hold ourselves accountable to meet them.
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.
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 carbon neutral formula plant in the world to be certified carbon neutral.*
*Certified by The Carbon Trust, an independent organisation specialising in carbon neutrality