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Press statement : Information about Aptamil infant milks

 

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25 leading global companies join together to accelerate transformational change in global food systems

Davos, 19 January 2017 – Today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, 25 leading global companies including Danone announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems.

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Danone deepens commitment to the circular economy through global partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Danone and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation today announce a partnership aimed at accelerating the global transition to a circular economy.

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Nutrition Commitments

At Danone, we want to influence healthier eating and drinking practices, to encourage healthier lives of people. These nutrition commitments outline our vision of nutrition, and provide the principles that guide our decisions, and stipulate our standards and rules.

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How Going Big Doesn’t Have to Mean Selling Out

After Danone Acquired Happy Family, Both Companies Work Together to Foster a Culture of Social Responsibility

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One yogurt, 100 years of science

Since their discovery by biologist Elie Metchnikoff in the early 20th Century, the role of lactic ferments as part of a healthy diet has been widely confirmed. Let’s look back over a century of research serving human health.

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The Livelihoods at Mount Elgon project (Kenya): improving the standard of living for farmers and protecting the environment

The Mount Elgon project was launched in Kitale (Kenya) on 11 October 2016: a joint initiative between the Livelihoods Fund, the dairy firm Brookside Dairies and the NGO Vi Agroforestry designed to improve living conditions for farmers living on the slopes of Mount Elgon, while preserving a badly-eroded ecosystem.

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The H’lib Bladi project in Morocco: a sustainable agriculture approach in partnership with small-scale local producers

One year after COP 21 in Paris, at which a historic agreement was signed between the participating countries, COP 22 is taking place in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November. Danone is present with a stand in the green zone, close to the AAA (Adaptation of African Agriculture) zone.

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Danone’s CLIMATE POLICY?—?Targeting net zero carbon

Danone is responding to the many challenges of global warming with an ambitious new climate policy that targets net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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This Manifesto belongs to every Danoner. By living our Manifesto, we carry forward our mission to “bring health through food to as many people as possible” and our dual project for business success and social progress, while reflecting our values of Humanism, Openness, Proximity and Enthusiasm. This Manifesto embodies our commitment to lead an Alimentation Revolution by supporting people to adopt healthier choices and lifestyles, and by caring about the health and wellness of Danone and Danoners, of our communities and our planet, of current and future generations.

We drafted a manifesto for alimentation that summarizes our convictions and commitments, spelling out our goals and staging just howwe plan to act on our mission and work with all of our stakeholders. Emmanuel Faber, Chief Executive Officer

Our Convictions

As Danoners, we believe that

GOOD HEALTH IS EVERYTHING TO ALL OF US

Good health is a state of general well-being. It involves the mind as well as the body, and emotion as well as sensation.

FOOD IS HEALTH’S MOST SIGNIFICANT PARTNER

Healthy eating and drinking is an essential part of life, to build and to maintain our well-being. From the earliest times, all over the world, people have always understood this and it is still true.

HEALTH CANNOT LIVE LONG WITHOUT PLEASURE

Without appetite and delight, no-one would eat or keep eating well. Pleasure in food and beverage is a precondition of every healthy lifestyle.

FOOD IS THE WARMTH BEHIND EVERY CULTURE

Healthy eating is an idea that goes beyond nutritional needs and appetites. Its richness is a part of every culture – always different and always special – and worth taking the time to understand.

THE WEALTH OF NATIONS GROWS FROM A HEALTHY PLANET

Everything we eat depends on the earth that it grows in or feeds on. As gardeners of this planet, we have a duty of care and a business necessity to manage its resources responsibly and sustainably.

RESEARCH IS OUR BEST ALLY

Food is more than nature. It is the outcome of human endeavour, combining technological progress with deeper understanding of its value and its potential.

PREPARING FOR TOMORROW IS THE BUSINESS OF TODAY

New ways can and will be found, to better serve this generation and the next, and to bring healthy, affordable food and safe water to the greatest number, across the world.

OUR COMMITMENTS

As Danoners, we commit

FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

We will stand next to everyone’s quest for good health, by encouraging diets and lifestyles that bring the most benefit in people’s lives.

WITH THE BEST WE CAN DO, ALWAYS

We will stand by all our products and services, with pride and openness, as a guarantee of quality and integrity – whatever a consumer may choose, and wherever they may choose it.

FOR EVERY PERSON, AT EVERY AGE, WITH PLEASURE

We will stand for the widest range of products and services to feed the needs and wishes of every person at every key stage of life, encouraging balanced nutritional habits or delivering specific health benefits.

FOR OUR OWN HOMES

We celebrate our own diversity, and stand up for the principle that every culture has the right to enjoy its own way of eating and living well, by offering products inspired by and relevant for local needs and ideas.

FOR OUR PLANET AND ITS LIVING HERITAGE

We will stand together for a healthy planet and devote all our energies to protect and preserve the abundance of life and the variety of nature, in all its forms and ecosystems.

FOR WHAT IS INVENTED AND WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE INVENTED

We will always respect our obligation to prepare the future through new, sustainable ways to provide healthy food and access to safe water for all, by bonding with communities and stakeholders. We will keep our place at the forefront of these efforts.

NOT ALONE, BUT WITH PARTNERS AND FRIENDS

We are a collaborative Danone team. We will stand firmly by our belief that it is better to walk together and share benefits, by engaging with more consumers and more communities, in our common quest to find better health through better food and beverage, for the greatest number.

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