News Release – Paris, January 17th, 2023

Danone introduces an enthusiastic strategy to lower its methane exhausts

  • Danone targets a 30% outright decrease in methane exhausts from fresh milk utilized in its milk items, the initial food firm to straighten targets with the International Methane Promise
  • To increase its initiatives, Danone releases a brand-new collaboration with Environmental Protection Fund

Danone, a leading food firm as well as among the globe’s biggest dairy products firms, introduces today a worldwide activity strategy to lower outright methane exhausts from its fresh milk supply chain by 30% by 20301. Danone anticipates to get rid of 1.2 million loads co2 matching of methane exhausts by 2030. This enthusiastic strategy improves the development Danone has actually been making over the last few years, currently decreasing its methane exhausts by c. 14% in between 2018 to 2020.

A decrease in methane exhausts will certainly have instant advantages for the environment that decreases in co2 cannot attain by themselves, according to the IPCC2. Dairy products manufacturing from livestock composes an approximated 8% of complete human-caused methane exhausts, as component of farming as well as animals tasks which stand for around 40% of international methane exhausts.

As a leader of the dairy products group, Danone is identified to play its duty to lower methane exhausts, concentrating on:

  • collaborating with farmers to carry out regenerative dairy products methods as well as establish cutting-edge remedies;
  • working together as well as partnering with peers, federal governments as well as Environmental Protection Fund to scale advancement, reporting as well as advancement funding versions;
  • supporting as well as involving with federal governments to enhance methane plans, information as well as reporting along with financing for study as well as to sustain farmers transitioning to regenerative dairy products methods.

With today’s statement, Danone is the initial food firm to establish a methane decrease target as well as straighten with the aspiration of the International Methane Promise gone for COP26. The firm will certainly report on its methane exhausts, as component of its added monetary disclosure.

Antoine de Saint-Affrique, President of Danone, stated:

« Milk items are an inexpensive resource of nourishment for many individuals, at the core of our objective to bring wellness via food. As one of the biggest dairy products firms, we take the obstacle of both generating even more [to feed a growing population] as well as substantially decreasing exhausts as well as influence on environment.

Our enthusiastic strategy to lower methane exhausts – in accordance with International Methane Promises from 150 nations – is a dedication to construct regenerative dairy products.

This action adjustment calls for a cumulative initiative. Dealing with farmers, companions as well as federal governments, we have the power as well as task to construct farming versions that profit the environment as well as culture, taking a progression to dealing with international warming with each other. »

Dealing with farmers to change to regenerative dairy products

Danone functions straight with 58,000 dairy products farmers throughout 20 nations as well as has actually currently sustained jobs for dairy products ranches in 14 nations, via its regenerative farming program, efforts such as Farming for Generations as well as with Danone Community.

While these jobs are all natural in nature, with advantages on biodiversity, dirt top quality as well as decrease of making use of chemicals in farming, decrease of GHG exhausts – consisting of methane – has actually been a top priority.

We will certainly remain to increase our initiatives throughout locations as well as throughout varied farming systems, functioning together with dairy products farmer companions. In 2023, we will certainly release 4 brand-new efforts for methane decrease in Africa, Europe as well as the USA. 

Cooperation as well as collaborations

Danone is introducing a collaboration with Environmental Protection Fund, a worldwide charitable ecological company operating in almost 30 nations. Environmental Protection Fund will certainly collaborate with Danone on:

  • Improving scientific research, information as well as reporting for farming methane exhausts to make certain environment advantages are genuine as well as resilient.
  • Supporting for activity from the dairy products sector as well as federal governments to focus on farming methane remedies.
  • Progressing cutting-edge funding versions, such as co-funding versions in between firms as well as federal governments, to release farmer-friendly remedies, quicker.

Fred Krupp, Head Of State of EDF, commented:

“Trimming methane exhausts is among the fastest as well as most efficient means to reduce environment adjustment. The dairy products industry can play a vital duty in driving these decreases while enhancing farmer resources as well as raising food safety and security as well as nourishment.

“Danone is the initial food firm elevating this kind of aspiration, yet it can’t be the last. This is the definitive years for environment activity. We welcome various other food firms, farmers as well as policymakers to join us on a course towards 2030 environment outcomes.”

Danone is additionally a founding companion of Farming for Generations (F4G), a worldwide partnership which combines firms concentrating on pet wellness as well as well-being, pet nourishment, plant nourishment as well as scientific research as well as expert system, along with NGOs like Globe Wild Animals Fund for Nature, Empathy in Globe Farming, as well as Wageningen College. F4G has actually established a sensible tool kit of best-in-class remedies for dairy products farmers, consisting of remedies for methane decrease. These consist of factsheets as well as various other sources committed to enteric exhausts decrease, herd optimization, as well as manure monitoring.

Dealing with federal governments

Danone takes into consideration that plan is essential to opening systemic remedies to sustain dairy products ranch change, from sustaining study as well as advancement, to co-financing, to ambition-setting, to driving an equal opportunity.

Danone The United States and Canada is functioning carefully with the U.S. Division of Farming to sustain farmers in decreasing methane exhausts though a detailed regenerative method where boosted manure monitoring approaches produce methane decreases as well as enhance plant food usage on cropland.

In Europe, Danone is sustaining the European Compensation’s Environment Neutral Farms (ClieNFarm) task to co-develop as well as high end systemic in your area pertinent remedies to get to environment neutral, durable as well as lasting ranches throughout Europe.

Danone has actually additionally collaborated with the Algerian federal government to sustain smallholder farmers to enhance farming methods, collaborating with 1,500 farmers given that 2015.

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Concerning Danone (
Danone is a leading international food as well as drink firm running in 3 health-focused, fast-growing as well as on-trend classifications: Crucial Dairy products & Plant-Based items, Seas as well as Specialized Nourishment. With an enduring objective of bringing wellness via food to as many individuals as feasible, Danone intends to motivate much healthier as well as even more lasting consuming as well as alcohol consumption methods while dedicating to attain quantifiable dietary, social, social as well as setting influence. Danone has actually specified its Renew method to bring back development, competition, as well as worth production for the long-lasting. With 100,000 workers, as well as items offered in over 120 markets, Danone produced €24.2 billion in sales in 2021. Danone’s profile consists of top global brand names (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, to name a few) along with solid neighborhood as well as local brand names (consisting of Aqua, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Entrance, Mizone, Oikos as well as Silk). Noted on Euronext Paris as well as existing on the OTCQX market through an ADR (American Depositary Invoice) program, Danone belongs supply of leading sustainability indexes consisting of the ones taken care of by Vigeo Eiris as well as Sustainalytics, along with the Ethibel Sustainability Index, the MSCI ESG Indexes, the FTSE4Good Index Collection, Bloomberg Sex Equal Rights Index, as well as the Accessibility to Nourishment Index. By 2025, Danone intends to turn into one of the initial international firms to get international B Corp™ qualification.

Concerning EDF (
Among the globe’s top global not-for-profit companies, Environmental Protection Fund ( develops transformational remedies to one of the most severe ecological issues. To do so, Environmental Protection Fund web links scientific research, business economics, legislation as well as cutting-edge private-sector collaborations. With greater than 3 million participants as well as workplaces in the USA, China, India, Mexico, Indonesia as well as the European Union, Environmental Protection Fund’s researchers, financial experts, lawyers as well as plan professionals are operating in 28 nations to transform remedies right into activity. 

Concerning International Methane Promise
At Police 26 in November 2021 in Glasgow, the USA as well as European Union revealed an International Methane Promise, looking for 30% decreases around the world by 2030 from 2020 degrees of human-caused launches throughout oil as well as gas along with various other significant fields such as animals, farming, coal mining, as well as waste. This might get rid of over 0.2˚C warming by 2050, protecting against greater than 8 gigatons of co2 comparable exhausts from getting to the environment yearly by 2030. This brand-new structure protected 103 preliminary nationwide promises (standing for almost 50% of international anthropogenic methane exhausts as well as over 2 thirds of international GDP), as well as today it has actually boosted to 150 participants. Even more info right here:

Notes to editors

  • Methane exhausts stand for 25% of Danone’s complete extent exhausts.
  • Fresh milk stands for around 70% of Danone’s methane exhausts. The continuing to be 30% is comprised by indirect dairy products components.

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Although Danone thinks its assumptions are based upon practical presumptions, these progressive declarations undergo various dangers as well as unpredictabilities, which might create real outcomes to vary materially from those prepared for in these progressive declarations. For an in-depth summary of these dangers as well as unpredictabilities, please describe the “Danger Aspect” area of Danone’s Universal Enrollment Record (the present variation of which is offered at

Based on regulative needs, Danone does not carry out to openly upgrade or change any one of these progressive declarations. This paper does not make up a deal to market, or a solicitation of a deal to get Danone safeties.

1 2020 standard

2 The proof is clear: the moment for activity is currently. We can cut in half exhausts by 2030. — IPCC. The Intergovernmental Panel on Environment Modification (IPCC) is the United Nations body for analyzing the scientific research pertaining to environment adjustment

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