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Nutricia International Private Limited (Danone India) Receives B Corp™ Certification, Pioneering Positive Impact in the Country

Mumbai, 20th February 2024:  – Danone India, one of the leading Health and Nutrition company in India, proudly announces its BCorp™ certification, solidifying its commitment to social and environmental responsibility. The B Corp™ certification is a testament to Danone’s unwavering commitment to ethical practices, sustainability, and community engagement. By adhering to the highest standards of social and environmental criteria, Danone India has demonstrated its dedication to becoming a ‘force for good’ in India’s business landscape.

Sriram Padmanabhan, Marketing Director, Danone India,expressed profound pride in achieving this significant milestone, stating, “Receiving B Corp™ certification is a validation of our relentless pursuit of responsible business practices that prioritize the well-being of our people, communities, and planet. We are honored to lead by example in India and inspire other businesses to embrace sustainable and ethical operations.”

Danone India’s journey toward B Corp™ certification underscores its longstanding commitment to fostering positive societal impact. The certification process, facilitated by B Lab, involved a rigorous assessment of the company’s environmental and social practices, policies, and impacts. With an impressive overall impact score of 87.9, Danone India stands as a beacon of corporate accountabilityand transparency.

Aligned with Danone’s global mission to become the world’s largest B Corp organization by 2025, this initiative serves as the driving force in building trust and accountability for the people and the community it operates in. It is also an expression of its long-time commitment to sustainable business and to Danone’s dual project of economic success and social progress.

Aligned to the B Corp™ certification, Danone India has embarked on a journey deeply aligned with Danone’s global mission for positive impact. The company’s commitment extends beyond certification, as evidenced by its initiatives such as the zero water discharge facility at the Danone factory in Lalru and its ambitious target to achieve 100 percent reusable, recyclable, and compostable packaging by 2030. Moreover, Danone India’s robust corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, including partnerships with the Naandi Foundation to provide safe drinking water through Community Water Centres and Health camps with Doctors for You Foundation targeting Maternal and Child Health and Iron Deficiency Anaemia, underscore its dedication to societal well-being. These initiatives not only reflect Danone India’s steadfast commitment to sustainability and ethical practices but also reaffirm its role as a leader in driving meaningful change within the Indian business landscape.

B Corp Certification is a mark of trust – a certification that recognizes positive social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. B Lab, a third-party non-profit certifies it. To obtain B Corp certification, a company must complete a B Impact Assessment (BIA) and earn an audited minimum score of 80 and recertify – with the aim to continuously improve – every three years.

As Danone India celebrates this milestone, it reaffirms its commitment to fostering a healthier, more sustainable future.

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About Danone

Danone is a leading multi-local food and beverage company building on health-focused and fast-growing categories in 3 businesses: essential dairy & plant-based products, waters, and specialized nutrition. With its ‘One Planet. One Health’s frame of action considers the health of people and the planet as intimately interconnected, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices. 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.

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