With a vision toward the healthy workplace of the future, Danone’s North American companies, including Dannon and Evian, announced plans to move its White Plains, N.Y., headquarters and accessory food laboratory to downtown White Plains. The new location at 100 Bloomingdale Road will become home to more than 400 employees beginning early next year.

Key factors in the relocation decision were the development of a modern, flexible workplace that will fully leverage technology, enhance collaboration and align with the company’s unique culture and global brand, along with the location in a vibrant community accessible via mass transit. 

“We prioritized efficient and flexible design solutions for the changing style of our workplace that we envision for our future,” says Dessislava Miteva, chief people officer and vice president of human resources. “Increasingly, we are working in open and flexible spaces that can adapt to the continually evolving needs of our company and our people. We want as much open space as possible to maintain the sense of community we currently have, to encourage informal and ad-hoc communication and to ensure as much freedom and autonomy as possible in an energetic and exciting workplace. Additionally, being within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and mass transit are important for our company.”