A sustainable development overview has been released for the Dannon Company.
The overview focuses upon the commitment of the company to bring healthy foods to as many individuals in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
The CEO of Dannon whose name is Gustavo Vallee elaborates on how the company is celebrating over 70 years of bringing yogurts and many dairy products to many Americans. The ultimate driving force for Dannon is innovation as they aim to meet social and economic objectives.
There are 4 key areas in which sustainable development needs to be improved such as:
- Health and Nutrition
- For All
The first focus is health and nutrition in the sustainable development report. Dannon wants to provide enjoyable foods that lead to a healthy type of lifestyle. A healthy and sustainable life has also been promoted as Dannon has awarded nearly 24 grants which total approximately $700,000 dollars. Nature was also a big part of the sustainable report.
There are 5 pillars in which Dannon focuses upon:
- Climate Change
- Water Preservation
For the year 2011, the carbon footprint for Dannon decreased by nearly 6 percent. Nearly 93 percent of the manufacturing waste was also recycled. The use of water was also efficiently reduced by almost 30 percent. The third focus of the report was people. When a disaster struck in the region of Japan, the Dannon employees collected over $28,000 dollars to help out the struggling people in the area. Dannon was also ranked in the top 50 for best workplace practices. The last focus of the sustainable report was the “For All” concept. The visionary statement by the former CEO sums up the goal of the company as responsibility is dependent upon assisting the entire community as a whole.
Overall, the Dannon Company is leading the way as being a positive influence towards sustainable development.