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• Danone is a global producer of food products including dairy products, beverages, and bottled waters.

• Bottled water giants, including Danone, are usurping a public resource for corporate gain, and adding massive amounts of plastic to the waste stream.

• Danone's Evian brand water is distributed in the US by Coca-Cola, giving the company close ties to this soft drink giant, which is accused of human rights violations.

• Danone owns Stonyfield Farms’, a sustainable dairy company, yet continues to make this business model an exception within the company.

• Visit Go Green for ideas on how to avoid bottled water and encourage others to do the same.

-- Profile Updated 07/01/2010

About Danone


Danone is a global producer of food products including dairy products, biscuits, beverages, and bottled waters. Danone's most popular brands include Perrier water and Danon yogurt. The Paris-based company reported sales of $18.58 billion and employed 88,184 people in 2006. Danone owns approximately 82 percent of dairy company Stonyfield Farm.

Affiliates

- Aguas Danone de Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Aguas de Lanjaron SA - Barcelona, Spain
- Amoy Food Ltd. - Tai No, Hong Kong

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- Amoy Food Ltd. - Tai No, Hong Kong
- Aquaterra Corporation, Crystal Springs Div. - Mississauga, Canada
- Bagley S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Bledina SA - Villefranche-sur-Saone, France
- Bolshevik - Moscow, Russia
- Bonafont SA de CV - Toluca, Mexico
- Britannia Brands (Malaysia) SDN BHD - Shah Alam, Malaysia
- Britannia Industries Ltd. - Vimanapura, India
- Calpis Ajinomoto Danone Co. Ltd - Tokyo, Japan
- Clover SA PTY Ltd - Roodepoort, South Africa
- Club Restauration - Rungis, France
- Cokoladovny AS - Prague, Czech Republic
- Continental Biscuits Limited - Karachi, Pakistan
- Danone - Levallois-Perret, France
- Danone AS - Horsholm, Denmark
- Danone Brands (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Danone de Mexico SA de CV - Mexico, Mexico
- Danone Eaux France - Rungis, France
- Danone Finland - Helsinki, Finland
- Danone Foods Inc. - Tarrytown, NY
- Danone GmbH (Allemagne) - Hanner, Germany
- Danone Inc. (Canada) (Subsidiary) - Boucherville, Canada
- Danone Inc. (Division) - Mississauga, Canada
- Danone India - Mumbai, India
- Danone Industria - Moscow, Russia
- Danone Kft. (Hongrie) - Budapest, Hungary
- Danone Ltd. (UK) - London, United Kingdom
- Danone Ltd. - Dublin, Ireland
- Danone Nederland BV - Tiel, Netherlands
- Danone Oesterreich GmbH - Salzburg, Austria
- Danone Poland - Warsaw, Poland
- Danone Portugal, S.A. - Lisbon, Portugal
- Danone Romania - Bucharest, Romania
- Danone S.A. (Brasil) - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Danone S.p.A. (Italie) - Milan, Italy
- Danone SA (Argentine) - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Danone SA (Belgique) - Brussels, Belgium
- Danone SA Espana - Barcelona, Spain
- Danone Serdika SA (Bulgarie) - Sofia, Bulgaria
- Danone SP. Z.O.O. (Pologne) - Warsaw, Poland
- Danone Water Brands Benelux - Leuven, Belgium
- Danone Waters Deutschland GmbH - Wiesbaden, Germany
- Danone Waters North America (Subsidiary) - Mirabel, Canada
- Danone Waters UK & Ireland Ltd. - London, United Kingdom
- Delta Dairy - Tavros, Greece
- DS Waters - Pasadena, CA
- Font Vella SA - Barcelona, Spain
- Galbani - Milan, Italy
- Galbani Charles Gervais - Levallois-Perret, France
- General Biscuits Belgie N.V. - Herentals, Belgium
- General Biscuits Espana SA - Barcelona, Spain
- General Biscuits Nederland BV - Dordrecht, Netherlands
- Generale Traiteur - Lyon, France
- Griesson - de Beukelaer Osterreich GmbH - Amstetten, Austria
- Griesson de Beukelaer GmbH & Co. KG - Munich, Germany
- Griffin's Foods Ltd. - Auckland, New Zealand
- Guangzhou Danone Yogurt Co Ltd. - Guangzhou, China
- Hangzhou Wahaha Group Corporation - Hangzhou, China
- HP Foods Ltd. - Enfield, United Kingdom
- Irish Biscuits (N.I.) - Hillsborough, United Kingdom
- Irish Biscuits Ltd. - Dublin, Ireland
- Italaquae SpA - Rome, Italy
- Jiangmen Danone Biscuits Co. Ltd. - Jiangmen, China
- Lea & Perrins (Subsidiary) - Fair Lawn, NJ
- LU - Rungis, France
- Lu France - Athis-Mons, France
- Lu Polska - Warsaw, Poland
- Mahou S.A. - Madrid, Spain
- Papadopoulos - Athens, Greece
- PT Danone Biscuits Indonesia - Jakarta, Indonesia
- S.p.A. Birra Peroni Industriale - Rome, Italy
- SA Des Eaux Minerales D'Evian - Evian, France
- Saiwa - Genoa, Italy
- San Miguel - Barcelona, Spain
- SAPY Danone - Le Robert, Martinique
- Semoulerie de Bellevue - Marseilles, France
- SGPY - Lamentin, Martinique
- Shanghai Amoy Foods Co. Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Shanghai Danone Biscuits Foods Co. Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Shanghai Danone Yoghurt Co. Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Snacks Developpement - Athis-Mons, France
- Societe D'Exploitation D'Activites Touristiques - Evian-les-Bains, France
- Sources du Mont Dore en Auvergne - Le Mont-Dore, France
- Star Stabilianto Alimentare S.p.A. - Milan, Italy
- Stial Delice - Soliman, Tunisia
- Stonyfield Farm, Inc. (Affiliate) - Londonderry, NH
- Tangshan United European & Haomen Brewery Co. Ltd - Tangshan, China
- The Dannon Co. - Tarrytown, NY
- The Dannon Company Inc. (Division) - Fort Worth, TX
- The Dannon Company Inc. - Arlington, TX
- The Dannon Company Inc. - Minster, OH
- The Dannon Company Inc. - Naperville, IL
- The Dannon Company Inc. - West Jordan, UT
- The Jacob's Bakery Ltd. - Liverpool, United Kingdom
- VMC - Reims, France
- Wuhan Dongxihu Brewery - Wuhan, China

Contact Danone


Danone
Cedex 9
Paris, 75439 France

Phone: 33-1-44-35-20-20

Web: www.danone.com

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Ethics and Governance

Danone, Coke, Nestlé, and Pepsi were the major targets of a 2005 Polaris Institute report exposing the darker side of the water in…

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Danone, Coke, Nestlé, and Pepsi were the major targets of a 2005 Polaris Institute report exposing the darker side of the water industry. “Inside the Bottle: An Exposé of the Bottled Water Industry” highlights the abuses of these corporations, ranging from fraudulent advertising and ruthless water privatization to the distribution of unsafe water. These four companies dominate the world’s bottled water market.

-- Polaris Institute, 01/01/2005

Source URL: www.insidethebottle.org


In 2004, Leche Pascual, a major Spanish dairy firm, won a lawsuit against its rival Danone that alleged the company used false adv…

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In 2004, Leche Pascual, a major Spanish dairy firm, won a lawsuit against its rival Danone that alleged the company used false advertising to promote its Actimel sports yogurt. Leche Pascual said Danone used "illegal and cheating" messages to publicize Actimel, specifically two that claimed Actimel provides a "necessary diet reinforcement" and that its "benefits have been scientifically proven." Moreover, Danone claimed falsely that Actimel contained an immune-system defending bacteria called "Imunitass," Lesche Pascual contended. A Leche Pascual spokeswoman said that the court will force Actimel to comply with its ruling and change its advertising tactics.

-- Nutraceuticals International, 03/01/2004

Source URL: http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-20658218_ITM


In 2002, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a federal court has approved a $1.2 million settle…

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In 2002, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a federal court has approved a $1.2 million settlement of a class action race discrimination lawsuit against McKesson Water Products Co. and Groupe Danone (which acquired McKesson in 2000). Several African American employees filed charges of discrimination with the commission alleging they had suffered racial bias they charged that McKesson had paid black drivers less and increased their compensation at a slower rate than white drivers. Additionally "Black drivers understood that they would work the so-called 'ghetto routes,' while Beverly Hills would be handled by white drivers," said Antonio Lawson, a private attorney for the drivers who filed the charges. "After many years of job segregation, they decided enough was enough."

EEOC Regional Attorney Anna Y. Park pointed out the smooth cooperation between the EEOC and private counsel in prosecuting the suit: "The Commission congratulates the employees and their private counsel, as well as counsel for Danone. We believe that Danone, which inherited McKesson's problems, is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. During the next five years, we will work with private counsel and Danone to ensure that the procedures put in place by this Consent Decree will be administered properly."

-- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 03/06/2002

Source URL: www.eeoc.gov/press/3-6-02.html