Our 2030 Goals to Embrace the Food Revolution

Our 2030 Goals to Embrace the Food Revolution

At Danone, we believe that the health of people and that of the planet are interdependent and we want to nourish and protect both. Flowing from our ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision, we have defined a set of nine long-term goals—aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations— to embrace the food revolution while creating sustainable value for our shareholders and ecosystem as a whole. Our more than 100,000 employees are the driving force to achieve this.

At Danone, we believe that the health of people and that of the planet are interdependent and we want to nourish and protect both. Flowing from our ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision, we have defined a set of nine long-term goals—aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations— to embrace the food revolution while creating sustainable value for our shareholders and ecosystem as a whole. Our more than 100,000 employees are the driving force to achieve this.

Our business model: we will grow profitably and sustainably as a B CorpTM and innovate, always

We innovate to offer superior food experiences. Our strategic choice to focus on healthy foods in some of the fastest growing categories enables us to deliver superior, profitable growth and inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking habits. Growing responsibly is essential to us and our ambition is to become a Certified B CorpTM, in line with our dual project of economic success and social progress.

Our brand model: we will grow Manifesto brands to protect and nourish the health of people and the planet

Leveraging our in-depth understanding of local health challenges and food cultures, we contribute to improving people’s health locally through better products, better choices and better habits, thus fulfilling our mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
We are transforming how our purpose-driven Manifesto brands engage people to join us in advancing social, environmental and health-related causes.
From regenerative agriculture and water stewardship to circular thinking in packaging, we strive to be a game-changer and foster positive solutions to preserve and renew the planet’s resources.

Our trust model: we will empower our people and work with partners in an inclusive way

We are entrusting our more than 100,000 employees to create new futures by enabling each of them to co-own our agenda and our goals, at global and local level. We continue to pioneer ways to foster inclusive growth for all stakeholders in our food chain, especially vulnerable ones. We are joining forces to serve the food revolution with our partners to co-create durable solutions and change the way food is grown, produced, marketed, distributed, sold and consumed.

Our Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Danone 2030 Goals are aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, thus adopting a language that is universally understood. Danone is fully committed to these SDGs with a major focus on seven of them (SDGs 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13 and 17), which embody our strategic mission, resonating with our product portfolio and with the material stakes of our industry.

An innovative employee engagement program and governance model

As a founding act to bring our 2030 Goals to life, we created an innovative governance model—‘One Person, One Voice, One Share’—that puts Danone’s 100,000 employees at the center of shaping the company’s future.   

 

Co-building our roadmap

In 2018, we started a new annual strategic routine involving Danone employees: ‘One Person, One Voice, One Share’, a pioneering program that gives the opportunity to each of our more than 100,000 employees to co-build the company’s future in a transparent and inclusive way.

Each employee was invited to participate in a worldwide digital consultation to share his or her views—as an employee, as a consumer, as a citizen—on what is urgent to address at local and global level. The response to our first worldwide consultation was incredible: more than 75,000 people from all our production sites to offices around the globe made their voice heard.
We collected 360,000 verbatims in 35 languages, and some 35,000 employees have volunteered to analyze the consultation’s results and insights.

Fostering an ownership mindset

In addition, starting in 2019, each employee will be granted one Danone share combined with an annual, amplified dividend-based incentive scheme. By building on the power of many and deepening an ownership mindset, ‘One Person, One Voice, One Share’ is a unique inclusive experience.
This yearly routine will enable us to move forward to embrace the food revolution and create sustainable profitable value for all.

Bertrand Austruy,

Executive Vice President,

Human Resources and General Secretary

“Our pioneering ‘One Person, One Voice, One Share’ program begins with the belief that each employee has a pivotal role to play. Together, we can be a catalyst for change.”