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Our Purpose

As one of the top food and beverage companies in North America, we make food and drinks that nourish people’s lives. We believe that business performance and purpose are interconnected, and that our Dual Purpose – the trailblazing vision of corporate responsibility set forth in 1972 by then-CEO Antoine Riboud – creates value for both our business and communities. 


Learn about our Mission – and join us! – to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

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Health Through Food

We believe the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected: healthy bodies need healthy food, and we need a healthy planet to grow healthy ingredients. Our unique, health-focused portfolio of products nourishes people throughout their lifetimes – but our belief and commitment go beyond that. We care about where our food comes from, how it’s grown and who it’s grown by, how it arrived on our plates, and how it impacts our health and the health of the planet – it’s all part of our purpose and responsibility as one of the world’s largest food companies. 

Danone Impact Journey

We introduced the Danone Impact Journey in 2023: a roadmap for how we’ll reach both our sustainability priorities and business goals while benefiting consumers, farmers and the world around us. We’ll do this by considering our impact – on health, on nature and on people – in how we run our business, make our products and act in our communities.

Watch our video to learn more.

Impact Journey Pillars

The long-term strength of our business depends on how well we deliver health through food in the most sustainable ways possible. Our Impact Journey is the roadmap for us to achieve that goal, and is focused on three key pillars.

  • Offer tastier and healthier food and drinks.
  • Promote healthier choices.
  • Provide positive nutrition and hydration for healthier life.
  • Invest in nutrition and hydration science and research.
  • Decrease greenhouse gas emissions, focusing on methane reduction.
  • Lead the way in regenerative agriculture, especially in dairy farming.
  • Reduce our water use and explore ways to preserve and restore watersheds (areas of land where streams and rainfall drain to a common outlet).
  • Work toward low-carbon packaging and recover as much as we use.
  • Reduce waste.
  • Support and grow a unique, diverse and inclusive culture and empower Danoners for positive impact.
  • Equip and empower communities (inside and outside Danone) with skills and capabilities to thrive in a fast-changing economy.
  • Support human rights and pursue social progress.
The B Corp Movement and Danone

B Corp and Danone

Danone North America is proud to be one of the largest Public Benefit Corporations in the U.S. and one of the largest B Corps in the world. Our B Corp Certification builds on our belief that business growth and social progress go hand-in-hand, and we are pleased to be part of Danone’s ambition to achieve global, company-wide B Corp certification by 2025.

What Is a B Corp?
B Corp  is a movement of companies verified to be meeting the highest standards of social and environmental criteria and using their business as a force for good.

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