Danone S.A. (Spain) (Fresh Dairy Products)

Fresh Dairy Products

Barcelona, Catalonia



About Danone S.A. (Spain)
(Fresh Dairy Products)

Danone, S.A. in Spain has its headquarters and an R&D center in Barcelona and production plants in Madrid, Barcelona, Asturias and Valencia which provide daily supply to 40,000 stores and more than 11 million consumers. The company has a portfolio of more than 150 products of the highest quality for all consumers with an average of 40 innovations per year adapted to all needs. The origin of the quality of products is the selection of the best raw materials, collecting more than 1 million of liters of fresh milk daily. More than 10,000 quality controls are done every day in the factories, and the company has obtained FSC 22000 status, the highest Quality and Food Safety Certification available.

The first Danone yoghurt was created by Issac Carasso in 1919 in Barcelona, which gave rise to the first factory in the world to produce yoghurt for general consumption.

Aligned with the idea of using business as a force for good, Danone announced a partnership with B Lab to create a roadmap for Danone to ultimately obtain B Corp certification as a global entity. At the time of certification, Danone, S.A. in Spain was the second subsidiary of Danone Company to be a Certified B Corp, with Happy Family.

About Danone Company: Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future, thanks to better health, better lives and a better world, for all its stakeholders—its more than 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and all the communities with which it engages.

Why We Became a B Corp & The Change We Seek®

Danone, S.A. in Spain is committed to building a more sustainable society. Danone, S.A. in Spain is the first Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company in Spain with B Corp Certification. By joining the B Corp movement, Danone, S.A. in Spain wishes to promote a sustainable way of doing business.

Lorna Davis, Chief Manifesto Catalyst at Danone said, "At Danone, we see the partnership with B Corp as being totally aligned with our heritage for pioneering new forms of business models that bring dual economic and social benefits."

A program of social transformation through sport, values and healthy habits

In 2004, Danone, S.A. in Spain launched an educational program to promote healthy habits and social integration among children aged 6 to 12 from unprivileged areas through sport, education in values and healthy habits. This was a response to DANONE's commitment to take a step further promoting healthy habits and diets, especially in children living in deprived areas.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2016

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 


  • Measures environmental and social KPIs using innovative tools as SAP Carbon Footprint to monitor CO2 throughout all the value chain processes in the company.
  • Danone, S.A. in Spain has a formal process to share the company’s financial information with all employees via a regular communication meeting and newsletter.


  • All employees of Danone, S.A. in Spain receive 91-120 days of paid maternity leave as well as private health insurance, private pension/retirement plans and financial support for studies for employee’s children from 0 to 24 years old.
  • The company provides wellbeing, health and safety activities for all employees such as a safety week at facilities, annual medical examinations, subsidized gym memberships and nutrition advice.
  • The company has a formal bonus plan for all employees based on achieving targets.
  • Average tenure of employees is >15 years.


  • Danone, S.A. in Spain has a formal civic engagement and corporate citizenship program that includes cash donations, community service, and community development projects.
  • The company has a Supplier Code of Conduct Policy that holds suppliers accountable to numerous social and environmental practices.


  • Danone, S.A. in Spain recycles > 95% of the waste disposed in its factories.
  • 100% of Danone, S.A. in Spain’s electrical energy is purchased from renewable sources.