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Danone Nutricia becomes first GCC FMCG company to secure B Corp certification

by Madaline Dunn

Danone Nutricia Middle East DMCC has announced that it has become the first FMCG company in the GCC to receive B Corporation certification.

The company shared that its sustainability strategy, the Danone Impact Journey, was a key factor in securing the certification. 

The strategy sets out three priorities: 

  • Health through food, 
  • Preserving and regenerating nature, and 
  • People and communities. 

Included in these priorities is Danone’s commitment to decarbonisation in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C. 

The company has committed to net zero by 2050 and has set a roadmap of milestones for the short- and medium-term. 

It aims to achieve a 30 per cent improvement in energy efficiency by 2025, while also sourcing ingredients only from farms that have begun to transition to regenerative agriculture.

Further, all packaging will be 100 per cent recyclable, reusable and compostable by 2030, and methane emissions from products will be reduced by 30 per cent by the end of the decade.

B Corp certifications are earned by operating with the highest levels of accountability and transparency across customers, communities, suppliers, the environment, and employees.

To obtain the B Corp certification, companies undergo a thorough B Impact Assessment from B Lab Company and achieve a minimum score of 80 out of 200.

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