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  • Overall approach
    6/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "Danone is committed to eliminating deforestation from its supply chain by 2020. We signed theNew York Declaration on Forests and support the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) resolutionto achieve zero net deforestation in key commodity sectors by end 2020.In addition, we issued our Forest Policy in 2012. To clarify our global strategies on keymaterials and ingredients, we issued our Paper & Board Policy in 2012, Soy Policy in 2014,and Palm Oil Policy in 2015. We are participating in alliances that further collaboration andprogress towards zero deforestation, including: the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil(RSPO); the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG); the Southeast Asia Alliance for Sustainablefor Palm Oil (SASPO); the North America Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON); andRoundtable on Sustainable Soy (RTRS)."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; New York Declaration on Forests; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; Palm Oil Innovation Group; World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group; UN Global Compact
      "We signed theNew York Declaration on Forests and support the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) resolutionto achieve zero net deforestation in key commodity sectors by end 2020." "Danone supports the principles of "The Palm Oil Innovation Group" (POIG) and signed-up the Charterfor Retailers and Manufacturers." "Danone is a member of the Roundtable on Responsible Soy and has signed the Cerrado Manifesto, a call for action to stop deforestation and vegetation loss in Brazil's Cerrado." “Danone spearheaded the One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B) coalition with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) which was launched at the UN General Assembly in September 2019 and aims to protect and restore cultivated and natural biodiversity. Twenty companies had signed on by the end of 2019 (learn more).” Danone is also a member of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation is responsible for approximately 15% of all carbon emissions, making it a major driver of climate change. Danone is committed to eliminating deforestation from its supply chain by end of 2020." "Danone published a Forest Footprint Policy in 2012 (www.danone.com): “Forests constitute anessential link in the Food chain. They regulate the climate, the water cycle and shelter the richestecosystems in the world. Recognizing that their preservation is critical for the planet and requires theaction of all parties involved, Danone has engaged in a dedicated policy, built on two complementarypillars: eliminating deforestation from its supply-chain and contributing to reforestation.”
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 13000 hectares
      "II - Pro-actively contribute to programs preventing deforestation or promoting reforestation. In 2008, Danone created the Danone for Nature Fund in partnership with UICN and the RAMSAR Convention. This fund supported ecosystems restoration programs which leverage carbon economy by supporting pilot projects to develop reforestation, restore biodiversity, capture carbon and combat poverty: in 2009 and 2010, the Fund financed the plantation of 100 million mangrove trees on 7000 hectares by local communities in Senegal. Three new projects were launched in 2011, in Africa, Asia and Latin America for a total of 13000 hectares plantations at end 2011 with the ambition to reforest 25000 hectares by 2013. "
  • Commodity score
    50/84
    • Palm oil
      61/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations, seeking long-term benefits. Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: • be traceable to the plantation where it was produced; • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV) forests (*); • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] "Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] By the end of 2014 this commitment was met. The RSPO standard protects primary or old-growth forests, however, it has proven unable to safeguard other vulnerable eco-systems including tropical peatland and second-growth forests. [...] Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil offering guarantees of no deforestation and exploitation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations, seeking long-term benefits. Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: • be traceable to the plantation where it was produced; • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV) forests (*); • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] "Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] By the end of 2014 this commitment was met. The RSPO standard protects primary or old-growth forests, however, it has proven unable to safeguard other vulnerable eco-systems including tropical peatland and second-growth forests. [...] Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil offering guarantees of no deforestation and exploitation."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Not specified
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations, seeking long-term benefits. Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: • be traceable to the plantation where it was produced; • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV) forests (*); • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] "Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] By the end of 2014 this commitment was met. The RSPO standard protects primary or old-growth forests, however, it has proven unable to safeguard other vulnerable eco-systems including tropical peatland and second-growth forests. [...] Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil offering guarantees of no deforestation and exploitation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2014
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations, seeking long-term benefits. Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: • be traceable to the plantation where it was produced; • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV) forests (*); • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] "Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] By the end of 2014 this commitment was met. The RSPO standard protects primary or old-growth forests, however, it has proven unable to safeguard other vulnerable eco-systems including tropical peatland and second-growth forests. [...] Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil offering guarantees of no deforestation and exploitation."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV)forests; come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whateverdepth [...] Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregatedsustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)—at the time,the strictest standard in the industry. By the end of 2014 this commitment was met."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV)forests; come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whateverdepth [...] Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregatedsustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)—at the time,the strictest standard in the industry. By the end of 2014 this commitment was met."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV)forests; come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whateverdepth [...] Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregatedsustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)—at the time,the strictest standard in the industry. By the end of 2014 this commitment was met."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: be traceable to the plantation where it was produced"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: be traceable to the plantation where it was produced"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Our next milestones - End 2016: [...] Achieve 100% transparence back to plantation (except from new suppliers if any)"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          [Translation] “The Group undertakes to respect all of the agreements concluded between Danone and the IAU, and in first of all the Fundamental Social Principles from ILO conventions concerning in particular:child laborforced labornon-discriminationfreedom of association and the right to collective negotiation [...]The Group is also committed to promoting these Principles in the context of its relations with its suppliers. As part of the "Respect" process, the Group is committed to ensuring its suppliers adhere to the Fundamentals of Development Sustainable, and more generally for them to consider Business Conduct Principles.”
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training; Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 0 not specified
          “In 2014, Danone launched the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming (Livelihoods 3F) based on the belief that sustainable farming, climate change and poverty are closely linked. Danone is one of the funding investors, together with Mars, Inc., behind a new investment fund aimed at helping companies learn how to sustainably source the materials they need from smallholder famers, while at the same time delivering large-scale social, environmental and and economic impact to those farmers and their communities. Livelihoods 3F’s goal is to implement projects that will simultaneously restore the environment and put degraded ecosystems back on track, while improving the productivity, incomes, and living conditions of smallholders rural farmers in developing countries. As a result, investing companies will be able to connect their supply chains to the projects that will offer a farm-level traceability, smallholder inclusion and a model for largerscale replication across the supply chain. Starting 2015 Danone has explored opportunities together with Livelihoods 3F to invest in the transformation of Palm Oil production from smallholders. Livelihoods 3F will work hand-in-hand with locally anchored organizations with a deep understanding of social dynamics of family farmers. Combining this with best-in-class experts in the areas of social engineering, landscape management and agronomic best practices adapted to smallholders, the projects will achieve their economic, social and environmental objectives at large scale (several tens of thousands of farmers) and follow them up through ad hoc impact indicators over at least 10 years.”
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "With due regard for applicable law, the Business Partner refuses to engage in any discriminatory practices. Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion or preference limiting equality of opportunity or treatment. It may be based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age, nationality, family obligations or other considerations".
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations that respect indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ rights to give or withhold their Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) (*) to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights; • come from plantations that respect the rights of all workers."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations, seeking long-term benefits. Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: • be traceable to the plantation where it was produced; • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV) forests (*); • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] "Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] By the end of 2014 this commitment was met. The RSPO standard protects primary or old-growth forests, however, it has proven unable to safeguard other vulnerable eco-systems including tropical peatland and second-growth forests. [...] Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil offering guarantees of no deforestation and exploitation."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            “Palm Oil 48% of palm oil purchased is certified RSPO segregated 51% of palm oil purchased is RSPO Mass Balance”
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 100% to mill level
            "Danone published its supply chain details (tiers 1 suppliers and mills) previously, as part of its commitment to transparency"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations, seeking long-term benefits. Concretely, all palm oil used by Danone should: • be traceable to the plantation where it was produced; • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Conservation Value (HCV) forests (*); • come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] "Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] By the end of 2014 this commitment was met. The RSPO standard protects primary or old-growth forests, however, it has proven unable to safeguard other vulnerable eco-systems including tropical peatland and second-growth forests. [...] Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil offering guarantees of no deforestation and exploitation."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 99%
            “Palm Oil 48% of palm oil purchased is certified RSPO segregated 51% of palm oil purchased is RSPO Mass Balance”
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Internal verification - supply chain mapping with the Earthworm Trust
            "We have put in place a traceability system allowing us to map our supply chain each year, with the support of Earthworm (formerly The Forest Trust)."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Oil Innovation Group, Charter for Retailers and Manufacturers, SASPO, RSPO, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          “Danone supports the principles of "The Palm Oil Innovation Group" (POIG) and signed-up the Charter for Retailers and Manufacturers . POIG brings together leading NGOs with palm oil producing companies, brands and other actors in the supply chain to share and develop leading practices to ensure that responsible palm oil becomes available in the market place.” "Danone participates in several dedicated palm oil platforms such as POIG, SASPO and RSPO, as well as more generic platforms such as the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI). The Company also contributes to collaborative food and beverage sector initiatives such as AIM-Progress and the Consumer Goods Forum.” -
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%
          "This new Palm Oil Policy [...] makes transparent our work on risk assessments and progresses, and take a step further aiming to foster positive change through innovation in sustainable palm oil production. [...] SUPPLY CHAIN RISK ASSESSMENT - In the interest of full transparency, palm oil sources have been rated on environmental and social criterias that make up Danone definition of responsibly produced palm oil. Three levels of priority have been defined: 1) High Priority: where doubts exist about millers that potentially have not followed Danone’s policy principles in their operations, 2) Low Priority: where millers were estimated by TFT as representing a low occurrence of not being aligned with Danone’s policy for their operations, 3) Indirect Risks: when suppliers could be at risk due to millers that are not linked to Danone supply-chain but could have practicies not consistent with Danone’s Policy."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Business Partners shall not have dealings with restricted parties and shall comply with all applicableinternational trade sanctions laws [...] Danone reserves the right to confirm Business Partner adherence to the principles set out in thisCode of Conduct via on-site or desktop audits. If on-site audits are required the Business Partner willbe given sufficient warning and the audit will not unnecessarily disrupt their operations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics line

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Danone’s Code of conduct for Business Partners: Should you have any concerns regarding this Code of Conduct or its application please speakdirectly to your contact at Danone. If for any reason you would prefer to report a concernconfidentially through another channel we also have a dedicated reporting tool available called DANONE ETHICS LINE (www.danoneethicsline.com). This tool can also be used anonymously ifneeded."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 71,302Tonnes
          "Initially, Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] By the end of 2014 this commitment was met"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: Not specified

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, Philippines, mexico, Costa-Rica

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 100%

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 71KT

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Mill sites

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%
          "Danone issued its latest Palm Oil Policy in 2015. We have put in place a traceability system allowing us to map our supply chain each year, with the support of Earthworm (formerly The Forest Trust). We recognize that transparency is important to making tangible progress on responsible palm oil. For this reason, Danone is publishing the results of our mapping exercise for 2018."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "In the interest of full transparency, palm oil sources have been rated on environmental and socialcriterias that make up Danone definition of responsibly produced palm oil.Three levels of priority have been defined:1) High Priority: where doubts exist about millers that potentially have not followed Danone’spolicy principles in their operations,2) Low Priority: where millers were estimated by TFT as representing a low occurrence of notbeing aligned with Danone’s policy for their operations,3) Indirect Risks: when suppliers could be at risk due to millers that are not linked to Danonesupply-chain but could have practicies not consistent with Danone’s Policy"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: suspension until the issues are remedied

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance
          "When allegations of noncompliance against palm oil producers arise, we carry out an investigation with support from internal and external experts. If the producers are confirmed as non compliant, we work with our Tier 1 suppliers to suspend them until they demonstrate concrete progress vis-à-vis our Palm Oil Policy."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      42/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020." "We have a strong preference for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, but this certification is not available in all countries. [...] In total, 72% of the virgin paper we purchase (=118kt of 165kt) is certified (FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc). The remaining uncertified volumes are due in large part to the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave, which were not certified but which we are moving towards PEFC certification."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020." "We have a strong preference for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, but this certification is not available in all countries. [...] In total, 72% of the virgin paper we purchase (=118kt of 165kt) is certified (FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc). The remaining uncertified volumes are due in large part to the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave, which were not certified but which we are moving towards PEFC certification."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020." "We have a strong preference for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, but this certification is not available in all countries. [...] In total, 72% of the virgin paper we purchase (=118kt of 165kt) is certified (FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc). The remaining uncertified volumes are due in large part to the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave, which were not certified but which we are moving towards PEFC certification."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020." "We have a strong preference for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, but this certification is not available in all countries. [...] In total, 72% of the virgin paper we purchase (=118kt of 165kt) is certified (FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc). The remaining uncertified volumes are due in large part to the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave, which were not certified but which we are moving towards PEFC certification."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "71% of paper we use (415K t) is recycled, as our first preference is for recycled fibers. When this is not the case, we aim to buy our virgin paper from certified sources, in line with the Danone Paper & Forest policy."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "71% of paper we use (415K t) is recycled, as our first preference is for recycled fibers. When this is not the case, we aim to buy our virgin paper from certified sources, in line with the Danone Paper & Forest policy."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "71% of paper we use (415K t) is recycled, as our first preference is for recycled fibers. When this is not the case, we aim to buy our virgin paper from certified sources, in line with the Danone Paper & Forest policy."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "71% of paper we use (415K t) is recycled, as our first preference is for recycled fibers. When this is not the case, we aim to buy our virgin paper from certified sources, in line with the Danone Paper & Forest policy."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          [Translation] “The Group undertakes to respect all of the agreements concluded between Danone and the IAU, and in first of all the Fundamental Social Principles from ILO conventions concerning in particular:child laborforced labornon-discriminationfreedom of association and the right to collective negotiation [...]The Group is also committed to promoting these Principles in the context of its relations with its suppliers. As part of the "Respect" process, the Group is committed to ensuring its suppliers adhere to the Fundamentals of Development Sustainable, and more generally for them to consider Business Conduct Principles.”
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "With due regard for applicable law, the Business Partner refuses to engage in any discriminatory practices. Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion or preference limiting equality of opportunity or treatment. It may be based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age, nationality, family obligations or other considerations".
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020." "We have a strong preference for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, but this certification is not available in all countries. [...] In total, 72% of the virgin paper we purchase (=118kt of 165kt) is certified (FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc). The remaining uncertified volumes are due in large part to the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave, which were not certified but which we are moving towards PEFC certification."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "71% of paper we use (415K t) is recycled, as our first preference is for recycled fibers. When this is not the case, we aim to buy our virgin paper from certified sources, in line with the Danone Paper & Forest policy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC
            "We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020." "We have a strong preference for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, but this certification is not available in all countries. [...] In total, 72% of the virgin paper we purchase (=118kt of 165kt) is certified (FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc). The remaining uncertified volumes are due in large part to the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave, which were not certified but which we are moving towards PEFC certification."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Rainforest Alliance
          "Through its Packaging Policy, Danone seeks to guarantee the circularity of its packaging and accelerate the transition toward a circular economy on a global scale (see section Circular Economy). Danone also developed a special paper and cardboard packaging policy with several leading NGOs (notably Rainforest Alliance), with three objectives: • switch to lighter-weight packaging across its products range; • use recycled fiber wherever possible; • where that is not possible, use FSC certified virgin fiber. Information about the quantitative results is available in the 2019 Integrated Annual Report.”"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Business Partners shall not have dealings with restricted parties and shall comply with all applicableinternational trade sanctions laws [...] Danone reserves the right to confirm Business Partner adherence to the principles set out in thisCode of Conduct via on-site or desktop audits. If on-site audits are required the Business Partner willbe given sufficient warning and the audit will not unnecessarily disrupt their operations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Line
          "Danone’s Code of conduct for Business Partners: Should you have any concerns regarding this Code of Conduct or its application please speakdirectly to your contact at Danone. If for any reason you would prefer to report a concernconfidentially through another channel we also have a dedicated reporting tool available called DANONE ETHICS LINE (www.danoneethicsline.com). This tool can also be used anonymously ifneeded."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the compliant volume?: 415,000 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 584507 tonnes
          Danone reported their compliant (recycled) volume as 415,000 tonnes (equivalent to 71% of their paper usage). This was calculated back to find the total volume used.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report indirect suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report indirect suppliers
          2/4
          Danone report a list of their Tier 1 pulp and paper suppliers.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          [Translation] “Regarding level 2 suppliers (supplying pulp), this new strategy will be formalized and shared transparently with suppliers Danone level 1 packaging, including the list of endangered tree species and countries of origin. These level 1 providers will try to overcome obstacles potentials linked to traceability and transparency within the chain supply. In high-risk countries, Danone will require third-party audits parts managed and implemented by level 1 suppliers to guarantee the compliance from 2014.”
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      46/84
      • Commitment Strength
        21/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "Promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free countries (India, USA…). Toachieve this, transparency on the supply-chain is needed. Danone will actively seek toestablish traceability all the way to countries of origin. If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensuretraceability from deforestation-free areas: Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered asdeforestation-free. Danone will support the Moratorium renewal in 2015 andpromote the implementation of the Brazilian forest code (registry) to fight against illegal deforestation. Certification standards: if originating from any other high-deforestation-risklocation but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent andcompetent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clearpriority to ProTerra or RTRS standards."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free countries (India, USA…). Toachieve this, transparency on the supply-chain is needed. Danone will actively seek toestablish traceability all the way to countries of origin. If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensuretraceability from deforestation-free areas: Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered asdeforestation-free. Danone will support the Moratorium renewal in 2015 andpromote the implementation of the Brazilian forest code (registry) to fight against“illegal” deforestation. Certification standards: if originating from any other high-deforestation-risklocation but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone willpromote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent andcompetent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clearpriority to ProTerra or RTRS standards."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free countries (India, USA…). Toachieve this, transparency on the supply-chain is needed. Danone will actively seek toestablish traceability all the way to countries of origin. If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensuretraceability from deforestation-free areas: Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered asdeforestation-free. Danone will support the Moratorium renewal in 2015 andpromote the implementation of the Brazilian forest code (registry) to fight against“illegal” deforestation. Certification standards: if originating from any other high-deforestation-risklocation but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone willpromote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent andcompetent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clearpriority to ProTerra or RTRS standards."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Danone will only trace all the way back to plantation for soy coming from high-deforestation risk areas in South America. For other countries, they will trace back to country of origin. "Danone led a traceability exercise with Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) to determine the risk linked to soy imported to Europe, Russia and Africa for animal feeding. Based on this study, we estimate that 20% of the soy used for animal feeding in Europe, Russia and Africa is imported from zones where there is a risk of deforestation. Our strategy to minimize this risk is to work with farmers to transition to local soy/soy alternatives. We aim to achieve this transition by December 31, 2020." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Danone will only trace all the way back to plantation for soy coming from high-deforestation risk areas in South America. For other countries, they will trace back to country of origin.

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 not specified

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Danone will only trace all the way back to plantation for soy coming from high-deforestation risk areas in South America. For other countries, they will trace back to country of origin. "Danone led a traceability exercise with Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) to determine the risk linked to soy imported to Europe, Russia and Africa for animal feeding. Based on this study, we estimate that 20% of the soy used for animal feeding in Europe, Russia and Africa is imported from zones where there is a risk of deforestation. Our strategy to minimize this risk is to work with farmers to transition to local soy/soy alternatives. We aim to achieve this transition by December 31, 2020."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Danone will only trace all the way back to plantation for soy coming from high-deforestation risk areas in South America. For other countries, they will trace back to country of origin. "Danone led a traceability exercise with Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) to determine the risk linked to soy imported to Europe, Russia and Africa for animal feeding. Based on this study, we estimate that 20% of the soy used for animal feeding in Europe, Russia and Africa is imported from zones where there is a risk of deforestation. Our strategy to minimize this risk is to work with farmers to transition to local soy/soy alternatives. We aim to achieve this transition by December 31, 2020." 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          [Translation] “The Group undertakes to respect all of the agreements concluded between Danone and the IAU, and in first of all the Fundamental Social Principles from ILO conventions concerning in particular:child laborforced labornon-discriminationfreedom of association and the right to collective negotiation [...]The Group is also committed to promoting these Principles in the context of its relations with its suppliers. As part of the "Respect" process, the Group is committed to ensuring its suppliers adhere to the Fundamentals of Development Sustainable, and more generally for them to consider Business Conduct Principles.”
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "With due regard for applicable law, the Business Partner refuses to engage in any discriminatory practices. Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion or preference limiting equality of opportunity or treatment. It may be based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age, nationality, family obligations or other considerations".
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Direct sourcing: Danone sources 55K tons of soybeans directly, for use in our plant-based products in Europe(Alpro) and North America, from areas that are not at risk for deforestation.• 60% of soybeans used by Alpro are grown in Europe (France, Austria, Italy,Netherlands, Belgium), and the remaining 40% come from Canada. 82%(i.e., 45Ktons)of Alpro soybeans are ProTerra certified, covering environmental, social and non-GMOcriteria. About 20% are also organic, and 80% are conventional.• Soybeans used by Danone North America are grown in the United States; over 2/3 ofare non-GMO Project Verified and 1/3 are Certified Organic [...] Indirect sourcing: Soy used for animal feeding in the United States and Latin America is purchased locally fromregions that are low-risk for deforestation.- 100% of soy purchased in the United States is grown there.- Regarding Latin America :o Brazil : 100% of soy used by the farms where we source milk comes from MinasGerais State (not a zone at risk for deforestation, with no HCS or HCV). Soy usedfor 85% of milk we source comes from the Central de Compras facility managed byDanone Brazil, which traces and maintains documentation on soy origin (SeeAnnex 1 for a full list of municipalities). Our aim is for 100% of the milk farmers inour supply chain to use this facility.o Argentina : 100% of soy used for animal feed is grown in the Buenos Aires province,which is not at risk for deforestation. See Annex 2 for list for locations of soy grownby the largest supplier (cooperative) to the farms where we source milk.Danone led a traceability exercise with Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) todetermine the risk linked to soy imported to Europe, Russia and Africa for animal feeding.Based on this study, we estimate that 20% of the soy used for animal feeding in Europe, Russiaand Africa is imported from zones where there is a risk of deforestation. Our strategy tominimize this risk is to work with farmers to transition to local soy/soy alternatives. We aim toachieve this transition by December 31, 2020.At the end of 2020, if there are still soy volumes used by dairy farmers in our supply chainwhich could be coming from zones at risk, Danone will continue its efforts to localize animalfeed production, while working with RTRS to purchase credits that support the transition tosustainable soy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 100%

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Company breaks down the sourcing of their soy by location - "Danone sources 72K tons of soybeans directly, for use in our plant-based products in Europe (Alpro) and North America, from areas that are not at risk for deforestation. • 60% of soybeans used by Alpro are grown in Europe (France, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium), and the remaining 40% come from Canada. 100% of Alpro soybeans are ProTerra certified, covering environmental, social and non-GMO criteria.... [...] Regarding Latin America : o Brazil : 100% of soy used by the farms where we source milk comes from Minas Gerais State (not a zone at risk for deforestation, with no HCS or HCV). Soy used for 85% of milk we source comes from the Central de Compras facility managed by Danone Brazil, which traces and maintains documentation on soy origin (See Annex 1 for a full list of municipalities). Our aim is for 100% of the milk farmers in our supply chain to use this facility. o Argentina : 100% of soy used for animal feed is grown in the Buenos Aires province, which is not at risk for deforestation. See Annex 2 for list for locations of soy grown by the largest supplier (cooperative) to the farms where we source milk."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Trase, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative, Consumer Goods Forum

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          “In Europe, Danone has worked with Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) to ensure the traceability of soy imported from Brazil, which could come from regions at risk of deforestation.” Deforestation-free soy policy includes a commitment to "Help drive change at a global scale through the Consumer Goods Forum, theSustainable Agriculture Initiative or any global initiatives that can help achieveDanone goals."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "Danone led a traceability exercise with Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) todetermine the risk linked to soy imported to Europe, Russia and Africa for animal feeding.Based on this study, we estimate that 20% of the soy used for animal feeding in Europe, Russiaand Africa is imported from zones where there is a risk of deforestation. Our strategy tominimize this risk is to work with farmers to transition to local soy/soy alternatives. We aim toachieve this transition by December 31, 2020." "“ For the environment, the risk-mapping exercise confirmed the three priority categories set out in Danone’s Forest Footprint Policy (palm oil, soy, and paper and cardboard packaging).”
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Business Partners shall not have dealings with restricted parties and shall comply with all applicableinternational trade sanctions laws [...] Danone reserves the right to confirm Business Partner adherence to the principles set out in thisCode of Conduct via on-site or desktop audits. If on-site audits are required the Business Partner willbe given sufficient warning and the audit will not unnecessarily disrupt their operations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics line

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Danone’s Code of conduct for Business Partners: Should you have any concerns regarding this Code of Conduct or its application please speakdirectly to your contact at Danone. If for any reason you would prefer to report a concernconfidentially through another channel we also have a dedicated reporting tool available called DANONE ETHICS LINE (www.danoneethicsline.com). This tool can also be used anonymously ifneeded."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 180,000 tons

          What is the compliant volume?: 776,000 tons
          "By 2019, Danone sources 56K tons of soybeans directly, for use in our plant-based products in Europe (Alpro) and NorthAmerica, from areas that are not at risk for deforestation. More specifically, Danone sources 44K tons of soybeansdirectly for Alpro, and 12K tons for Danone North America [...] Indirectly, around 900K tons of soy were used in cow feeding (fresh milk production) [...] We estimatethat 20% of soy used for animal feeding in Europe, Russia and Africa could be imported from zones where there is a riskof deforestation"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    22/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    21/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Danone is a French company known to be one of the largest producers of dairy food and water in the world. The company is present in over 140 countries selling fresh dairy products, waters, baby nutrition, and medical nutrition. Some of its well-known brands include Activia, Oikos, Danonino, and Evian. The company is exposed to palm oil as an ingredient and soy as a key component of animal feed. Danone is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Dairy, Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Oikos, Delight, Danonina, Silk, Alpro, Actimel, Activia, Danone, Evian, Volvic, Binafont

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