India, 9th October 2023: Danone India, the country’s leading health and nutrition company, has been awarded the coveted “Excellence in Crisis Management Planning (Bronze Award)” category. This prestigious accolade stands as a tribute to Danone India’s unwavering dedication to human resource management, particularly during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At its core, Danone’s mission is to promote health through food to as many people as possible. Danone’s unwavering commitment to the interconnectedness of human well-being, planetary health, and community welfare is embodied in their motto, One Planet, One Health. Their holistic approach extends to the well-being of their workforce, fostering a nurturing, inclusive, and balanced work environment.
During the pandemic, Danone India’s paramount concern remained the welfare of its dedicated workforce. The company demonstrated resilience and adaptability, adjusting its approach to suit the evolving circumstances. Danone India’s foremost priority was ensuring the well-being of its employees, aligning with its core purpose and values. Simultaneously, the company worked diligently to ensure uninterrupted business operations in the face of this severe global health crisis.
Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Himanshu Bakshi, Managing Director Danone India and India-Southeast Asia Specialised Nutrition Lead said, “We are deeply honoured to be acknowledged at the HR Excellence Awards 2023. This award underscores Danone India’s commitment to empower our team members to excel both personally and professionally. People are at the core of everything we do. We firmly believe that human health is intertwined with the health of our planet and the well-being of communities. We have consistently prioritized the health, strength, and effectiveness of our employees. These accolades serve as motivation for us to continue pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved and to cultivate an environment that fosters individual and collective success.”
With this HR Excellence Award for Excellence in Crisis Management Planning, Danone India reaffirms its unswerving commitment to the welfare of its employees and its dedication to nurturing a holistic and resilient workplace environment, even in the face of unprecedented challenges. This recognition serves as a powerful testament to their enduring mission of promoting health, sustainability, and collective success.
Danone is a leading global food and beverage company operating in three health-focused, fast-growing and on-trend categories: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. With a long-standing mission of bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices while committing to achieve measurable nutritional, social, societal and environment impact. Danone has defined its Renew strategy to restore growth, competitiveness, and value creation for the long-term. With 100,000 employees, and products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated €27.7 billion in sales in 2022. Danone’s portfolio includes leading international brands (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, among others) as well as strong local and regional brands (including Aqua, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Gate, Mizone, Oikos and Silk). Listed on Euronext Paris and present on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading sustainability indexes including the ones managed by Moody’s and Sustainalytics, as well as the Ethibel Sustainability Index, the MSCI ESG Indexes, the FTSE4Good Index Series, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and the Access to Nutrition Index. By 2025, Danone aims to become one of the first multinational companies to obtain global B Corp™ certification.
In India, Danone started its nutrition business in 2012 through the acquisition of the nutrition portfolio from the Wockhardt group. Danone India embodies an integrated approach offering a full range of products across life stages under recognized brands like Aptamil, AptaGrow, Neocate, Protinex, Dexolac, and Nusobee.