Danone Dairy Ireland has achieved B Corp Certification, a mark of trust that recognises its ambition to act beyond profit and put purpose at the heart of its business strategy.
It is the first FMCG company to be certified in Ireland, and the second company in Ireland overall.
Danone Dairy Ireland joins other Danone entities across Europe, North America, Asia, North Africa and South America who have already received the certification.
To date, more than 30% of Danone’s global sales are covered by the B Corp Certification.
Social & Environmental Success
“We are proud to receive this globally recognised certification that builds trust in our ability to combine business success with social and environmental progress,” James Bruce, Head of Danone Dairy Ireland, said.
“We will engage partners, stakeholders and consumers around this important B Corp movement, which reflects Danone's overall ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision, aimed at nurturing the adoption of healthier, more sustainable eating and drinking habits.”
The news was welcomed this morning by Ireland’s Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, who congratulated the group.
“Without a doubt, it is a testament to their commitment to operating in an ethical and sustainable way. Operating in this way should be a top priority for us all,” Minister Humphreys said.
“This is something that the Government is working hard on in partnership with business, through the National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Climate Action Plan.”
To obtain the B Corp Certification, companies must complete a B Impact Assessment and re-certify, with the aim to continuously improve, every three years.
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