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 documents.
– 2017 Social and environmental commitments
– 2018 Social and environmental commitments
– 2019 Social and environmental commitments