Danone announces that it has been highlighted for the third year in a row as a world environmental leader by the international non-profit organization CDP, whose disclosure and scoring system is recognized as the leading standard of corporate environmental transparency.
Out of the nearly 12,000 companies scored in 2021, Danone is one of the only 14 companies that achieved a place on the A-List for the three environmental areas covered by CDP: climate change, forest preservation and water security.
This year, being included in this A list for each of the three areas is a strong recognition of Danone’s environmental actions and progress towards its ambition of reaching net-zero emissions across its full value chain by 2050. Nature and climate challenges are inextricably linked and must be addressed together to build sustainable food systems – from how ingredients are grown, how products are made and distributed to what happens once people have used them.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, chief executive officer, declared, “Danone has been a climate pioneer for many years now, from embracing regenerative agriculture to building carbon-neutral brands. We are proud that our leadership CDP has once again recognized our leadership thank the teams and partners who have helped us in our progress towards net zero. Consumers feel more and more empowered to choose products that are good for them and for the planet, and sustainability will remain at the cornerstone of our brands and growth strategy in the years to come.”
Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, said, “Many congratulations to all the companies on this year’s A List. Taking the lead on environmental transparency and action is one of the most important steps businesses can make, even more so in the year of COP26 and the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. The scale of the risk to businesses from climate change, water insecurity and deforestation can no longer be ignored, and we know the opportunities of action far outweigh the risks of inaction. Leadership from the private sector is essential for securing global ambitions for a net-zero, nature-positive, and equitable world. Our A List celebrates those companies who are preparing themselves to excel in the economy of the future by taking action today.”