Building on its long-term commitment to balancing financial success with social and environmental responsibility, Danone’s U.S. subsidiary changed its name from DanoneWave to Danone North America, White Plains, N.Y.
DanoneWave was formed one year ago when the Danone U.S. dairy acquired WhiteWave Foods Co., Bloomfield, Colo., to create what is said to be the largest public benefit corporation in the world.
The company's new name – Danone North America – represents an intention to continue its journey with a single identity that's easily recognizable to consumers.
Becoming a Certified B Corporation takes the company's commitment one step further.
"We are incredibly proud to officially join the B Corp movement today as Danone North America. Our new name better positions us as part of Danone, a forward-looking and unified global food and beverage company that demonstrates business success can be synonymous with building a healthier world through food," says Mariano Lozano, chief executive officer. "This designation demonstrates to employees, consumers, partners, retailers, society and governments that we are committed to continuous improvement, as we work to bring the company's One Planet. One Health vision to life through our business and brands. We couldn't have achieved this milestone with such speed and efficiency without the passion, dedication and tireless work of our more than 150 employees who helped in the certification process, along with the incredible support of our partners."
Danone North America also continues to make progress toward its purpose of nourishing people, communities and the world. This includes fighting climate change, driving more sustainable ingredient sourcing, advancing packaging recyclability, reducing waste, conserving water, fighting hunger, supporting local communities and ensuring animal welfare.