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Our Purpose

Expecting more from our food

It is increasingly clear that our global food system requires a more sustainable path forward. As a result, many of us are giving more thought to what we eat and drink—and understanding how this impacts our health, the environment and the communities around us. We make decisions that take the long-term interests of future generations into consideration to benefit people and the planet.

The food we choose to nourish ourselves and our families reflects each of us, and our values. We expect companies and brands to be authentic and transparent when answering our questions.

The power to change our food system, and our world, is within each of us. Every time we eat and drink, we vote for the world in which we want to live.

It’s Up to All of Us

  • We believe

    our world is ripe for a change in the way we eat, drink, connect and do business. To achieve this, it’s our job to find new, more sustainable ways of working while helping reconnect people with the food they eat, in order to nourish lives and build a healthier world.

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  • At Danone Canada

    we believe this requires a reinvention of our relationship with food. In fact, we’d go so far as to call it an Alimentation Revolution—one for greater well-being—which we are ready to lead, together with consumers, retailers, suppliers and not-for-profits. The objective is to design, produce, market and consume food in new, healthier and more sustainable ways. Through the Alimentation Revolution, we are delivering on our mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

  • We all have a stake in food

    – both for the fundamental needs it serves and the enjoyment it brings us. The profound role food plays in unlocking the health of people and the planet is the central premise behind our parent company Danone’s signature, One Planet, One Health, which invites others to join us in building a healthier world through food. This is the North Star to which we aspire and is represented in our logo.

Together we can B a Force for Good

From the very beginning, we made a bold commitment to nourishing lives and bringing health through food.

That mission is reflected in all areas of our organization, and how we balance our business interests with the social benefits we create for people, their communities and the planet. In addition to doing right by the world, we are also convinced that is the best way to ensure our long-term business success.

As part of the B CorpTM Community we have joined a movement of like-minded companies working together to strengthen the role of business in driving social and environmental good for all. We have become the largest consumer-facing Certified B Corporation® in Canada, which reflects our desire to use business as a force for good, balancing our financial interests with the social and environmental benefits we want to create for people, their communities and the planet.

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How we bring this commitment to life is a journey.

We are not perfect, and there is much to do if we are to achieve our vision. Our priorities include fighting climate change; driving more sustainable ingredient sourcing; advancing packaging recyclability; reducing waste; conserving water; and engaging our communities.

We are also making a tangible commitment to our communities through our longstanding support of some important initiatives:

Breakfast Club of Canada:
For more than 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada (Club des petits déjeuners in Quebec) has been nurturing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. Much more than a breakfast program, the BCC promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment.

Danone Canada is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Breakfast Club of Canada, which shares our commitment to bringing health through food. Since 1996, we have donated more than 20 million servings of yogurt to support the BCC in their quest to ensure that Canadian children start their day with a balanced breakfast. In addition to product and financial contributions, we believe strongly in the importance of giving our time to help this organization succeed. We are very proud of the volunteer contributions of the passionate and dedicated Danone employees in Boucherville, Mississauga and Calgary who serve meals in schools supported by the BCC.

Danone Volunteering Month:
We are proud to support Danone Volunteering Month every June, in which hundreds of employees across Canada participate in initiatives that support local communities.

Danone Nations Cup:
Initiated by Danone in 1999, the Danone Nations Cup is the world’s biggest soccer tournament for children between the ages of 10 and 12. Since its first edition, the international competition has given hundreds of Canadian children the opportunity to represent their country on the world stage. With a focus on fair play, the Danone Nations Cup is much more than just a tournament: it is a truly unique and memorable experience for every participant, while promoting the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

We are constantly working to find opportunities to apply our knowledge of sustainable practices across our company. Whether it is changing the way our products are made by using simpler and more natural ingredients, or by growing our plant-based and organic portfolio, we are constantly striving to improve the food and beverages we bring to Canadians.

For more information on our social and environmental commitments, please see the following document.

Danone Canada Joins the B CorpTM

Danone Canada is proud to be a Certified B Corporation® joining a growing community of more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations® from over 50 countries and 130 industries working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

B CorpsTM use the power of business to drive social and environmental change. Certified by the nonprofit B Lab® to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, we measure how our practices impact our employees, our community and the environment, so we can truly embrace our future as one, unified Danone that aspires to be known for making a positive change to build a healthier world through food.

B CorpTM certification builds on our many years of operating with people and planet in mind and celebrates the important work we already have underway, while guiding us in our continuous improvement.

Our Larger Ambition

Danone Canada is part of Danone, a leading global food and beverage company, and is the eight Danone subsidiary to become a Certified B Corporation®. We are excited to play an active role in Danone’s global B CorpTM certification journey.

We strongly believe in the idea of business as a force for good, particularly at scale, and see our opportunity to help make sustainable business mainstream and raise awareness of the B CorpTM movement with the more than 900 million people who choose Danone brands worldwide.

Because Danone believes B CorpTM is the business model for the future—and requires companies of all sizes to be successful—the company has been working with B Lab since 2015 to define a B CorpTM model for public-traded global companies. Its goal is to become one of the first food multinationals to obtain a global certification, in keeping with the company’s long-time commitment to sustainable business and its dual-project of economic success and social progress. It also underscores Danone’s new One Planet, One Health signature, which acknowledges the inter connectivity of the health of people and planet and aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking habits.