Danone North America: Not stopping at B-Corp
And people thought sustainability was for small companies. Not so much. In April 2018, Danone North America became the largest Certified B Corporation in the world. Incorporating as a Public Benefit Corporation legally committed the Danone subsidiary to balance shareholders’ financial interests with social and environmental considerations. Becoming a Certified B Corporation took this commitment one step further. The company continues to take on fighting climate change, driving more sustainable ingredient sourcing, advancing packaging recyclability, reducing waste, conserving water, fighting hunger, supporting local communities and ensuring animal welfare. These efforts include their recent announcement to support circularity of packaging—a focus on packaging that is made, reused or recycled continuously. The company has made a global commitment to aim for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Danone North America will have a booth in the lobby at Expo West dedicated to B-Corp education and engagement.