Henri de l’Epine, Managing Director for Danone North East Africa commented: “We are very proud of this B CorpTM certification." Henri de l’Epine, Managing Director for Danone North East Africa commented: “We are very proud of this B CorpTM certification."

Danone: first company in Egypt to receive B CorpTM Certification

Wed, May. 15, 2019
Danone is the first company in Egypt to receive the B CorpTM Certification, making it the largest B CorpTM in Africa and the Middle East. This certification offers international recognition of compliance with the highest standards of social and environmental performance.

Danone Egypt is the first company in Egypt to achieve B CorpTM Certification. The certification covers all its activities from essential dairy products (Danoneyogurt, Danette, Activia, Dango and DanUp) to early life nutrition (Bebelac and Aptamil). It recognizes the company’s ambition to act beyond financial profit and put purpose at the heart of its business strategy. Danone aspires to nourish a healthier and happier Egypt by making a positive contribution to the Egyptian community with services and access to health-related products.

Henri de l’Epine, Managing Director for Danone North East Africa commented: “We are very proud of this B CorpTM certification. It is a recognition of the daily attention paid by our 1,545 Danone employees to drive positive social and environmental impact on the Egyptian community.”

Danone Egypt has a dual commitment towards business success and social progress: from working with some of the smallest members in the value chain - farmers, milk collectors and micro distributors - to providing access to nutritional education for consumers.

B CorpTM Certification is a mark of trust: a promise that a company is doing business in a way that meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, and is certified by B Lab®, a third-party non-profit.

Nathan Gilbert, Executive Director of B Lab Europe commented: “We are very excited that more multinational subsidiaries, like Danone Egypt, have undertaken this significant effort to become certified. We hope it will inspire other companies and multinationals operating in Egypt and the region to follow, accelerating this global culture shift to define success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy."

Certified B Corporations®are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

About Danone Egypt

Danone Egypt is a subsidiary of Danone company with headquarters in Cairo operating with a leading position on essential dairy category (Danone Yogurt, Danette, Activia, DanUp and Dango) and early life nutrition (Bebelac and Aptamil). Danone Egypt’s 1,500 employees are driven by the ambition to nourish a healthier and happier Egypt. Danone is proud to make a positive contribution to Egypt with great tasting, healthier and top-quality products for infants, children and families; and services which support healthy lifestyles for all Egyptians. Danone Egypt has a plant in Obour and a world class dairy farm in Nubariya, the second largest in Egypt.

About B Lab® (www.bcorporation.net)

B Lab® is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete to be best for the world and that society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab® drives this systemic change by: (1) building a global community of Certified B Corporations; (2) promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society; (3) helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact — and the impact of the businesses with which they work — with as much rigor as their profits; and (4) inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling storytelling.
 
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