Danone is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, with market-leading positions across four business groups: Essential Dairy and Plant-based Products; Specialized Nutrition (including early life nutrition and medical nutrition); and Waters. Danone is headquartered in France, but it was founded in Barcelona, Spain when Isaac Carasso launched the brand in 1919. Danone sells products in over 120 countries, with the United States, China and France being its main markets, earning 57% of its revenue in European and North American markets. Its portfolio includes global brands such as Activia, Alpro, Danette and Evian.
As with the overall ranking, Danone places third among its peers in the food and beverage manufacturers and processors segment, the only value chain segment in which it sits, demonstrating the same strengths and areas for improvement as highlighted above. The company’s high levels of transparency and disclosure result in a consistent performance and recognition of its responsibilities across all benchmark measurement areas.
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