Press launch – Paris, Might 3, 2021
Former IUF1 Normal secretary Ron Oswald
joins Danone’s mission committee
A yr in the past, Danone turned a Firm with a Mission – an organization with a particular vocation. This new standing is a brand new step within the pursuit of a mannequin of sustainable worth creation for all stakeholders: workers, companions, shareholders, and lots of others. An unbiased mission committee has been fashioned and charged with reviewing and questioning the roadmap and the progress of the corporate, significantly on subjects comparable to well being and vitamin, water, agriculture, biodiversity, packaging, social innovation, human and social.
The appointment of Ron Oswald will permit the mission committee to profit from the information and expertise of one of the essential figures of the worldwide labor motion.
Pascal Lamy, Chairman of the mission committee, mentionned:
“On behalf of your complete Committee, I am happy with drive, I need to delay a warmth welcome at Ron. We simply have revealed our first report, which reveals how a lot work we have now in entrance of us and honest how important this work is. We are impatient put Ron’s expertise and clear imaginative and prescient behind our quest to maintain Danone’s pioneering commitments. “
Ron Oswald joined the Worldwide Union of Meals Staff (IUF) in 1987. He was elected Secretary Normal in 1997 and held this submit till 2017. The UITF is a worldwide union federation representing greater than ten million meals staff all over the world in 423 unbiased and democratic international locations. unions in 127 international locations. Below his management, the IUF set the usual for union negotiations between the world’s largest firms within the sector, fostering a relentless and decided dialogue between their administration groups and the IUF.
Ron Oswald mentionned:
“Having been concerned as a consultant of Danone’s worldwide commerce union counterpart, the IUF, for 30 years, I’m honored to affix this pioneering governance initiative as a member of the mission committee. Through the years, I’ve witnessed Danone’s effort to stay devoted to its twin financial and social challenge and now to its new mannequin of company governance with a objective. I’m additionally deeply honored to affix such a devoted and distinguished group of Committee members.“
Ron additionally continues to function a senior advisor to the IUF and is a significant determine within the international commerce union motion, main the work on human rights in multinational meals and beverage firms.
About Danone (www.danone.com)
Danone is a number one multi-local agribusiness that leverages health-focused and fast-growing classes throughout 3 companies: Important and Plant-Based mostly Dairy, Waters, and Specialty Vitamin. Together with his’ One Planet. One Well being framework for motion, which considers the well being of individuals and the planet as intimately linked, Danone goals to encourage more healthy and extra sustainable foods and drinks practices. To speed up this meals revolution and create superior, sustainable and worthwhile worth for all of its stakeholders, Danone has outlined 9 2030 Targets and paved the way in which as the primary listed firm to undertake the standing of Firm with Mission in France. Involved with bringing well being via meals to as many individuals as potential, and the corresponding social, societal and environmental goals set out in its bylaws, Danone is dedicated to appearing in an environment friendly, accountable and inclusive method, whereas respecting Sustainable Improvement. United Nations Targets (SDGs). By 2025, Danone goals to develop into one of many first multinationals to acquire B Corp ™ certification. With greater than 100,000 workers and merchandise bought in additional than 120 markets, Danone generated gross sales of 23.6 billion euros in 2020. Danone’s portfolio consists of main worldwide manufacturers (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, amongst others) in addition to sturdy native and regional manufacturers (notably AQUA, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Gate, Horizon Natural, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega). Listed on Euronext Paris and current on the OTCQX market through an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is likely one of the important sustainability indices together with these managed by Vigeo Eiris and Sustainalytics, in addition to the Ethibel Sustainability index, the MSCI ESG Index, the FTSE4Good Index Collection, the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and the Entry to Vitamin Index.
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