Danone is engaged on SDG 7 as a commitment
Danone is committed to reducing energy consumption, using and promoting sustainable or renewable energy as well as supporting rural energy projects.
Reducing energy consumption in our operations
Danone has committed to reduce its total energy intensity by 60% by 2020 (2000 baseline year).
Using renewable energies and natural refrigerants in our supply chain
- In December 2017, Danone joined the RE100 initiative and made a commitment to transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, with an intermediary step of 50% by 2020. RE100 is a global and collaborative initiative that includes more than 100 influential companies committed to 100% renewable electricity.
- In September 2017, Danone launched its new evian bottling site in France, the largest food production site to achieve carbon neutrality and completely powered by renewable energy.
- Danone has committed to have 100% of newly purchased refrigeration installations within its production sites, supply chain and point of sales HFC- free, immediately where it is legally allowed and available and before 2025 in regions with deployment constraints.
Promoting clean energy in agriculture
To promote the use of sustainable agriculture practices in Europe, Danone supports farmers on manure management issues with projects to valorize it in energy through methanization. This is for instance the Danone Ecosystem projects "Wings" in Belgium and "Terragr'Eau" in Evian, in France.
Supporting access to clean and affordable energy in rural communities
The Livelihoods fund is working to decrease wood consumption in emerging countries by more than 50% through the fuel-efficient cookstoves distribution. Traditional cookstoves consume a lot of wood and produce toxic smoke, which particularly affects women and children, and causes approximately 4.3 million deaths worldwide each year. Therefore the fuel-efficient cookstoves are preserving forests and mitigating climate change while protecting people's health. The objective to reach 120,000 equipped households was reached in 2017.