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Company Response

10 Apr 2015


Danone response

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Oxfam’s 2015 report reminds readers that food companies need to include upstream supply-chain issues in their corporate policies and commitments. Danone recognizes the value of such approach and takes the sustainability of its upstream supply chain very seriously, making this an integral part of its dual project to business success and social progress. Danone takes into consideration its decreasing score due to the fact Danone didn’t publish so far policies dedicated to each of the topics selected by Oxfam…Danone has been working on the issues cited by Oxfam for many years…[and] regrets its actions on the field are not recognized by Oxfam as well as its efforts & its willingness to work openly on a continuous progress path…In September 2014, Danone confirmed its approach and commitments in a White Paper on sustainable farming…Danone’s Nature 2020 program is built around four strategic priorities—climate (1), water (2), packaging (3) and agriculture (4)… Drawing on its experience, Danone will soon publish its policies on agriculture, water and climate…