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GCC’s First FMCG Company Achieves B Corp Certification

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Danone Nutricia Middle East DMCC Achieves B Corporation Certification

Danone Nutricia Middle East DMCC has made history by becoming the first FMCG company in the GCC to receive B Corporation certification, solidifying its position as one of the most responsible corporations in the region. This prestigious certification reflects the company’s dedication to decarbonizing its value chain in alignment with the UAE Consensus and the goals of the Paris Agreement.

B Corp certifications are granted to companies that operate with the highest levels of accountability and transparency, focusing on customers, communities, suppliers, the environment, and employees. By joining the B Corp community, Danone Nutricia is committed to being a force for good and working towards bringing health through food to as many people as possible.

The company’s sustainability strategy, the Danone Impact Journey, played a crucial role in securing the certification. This strategy outlines priorities such as health through food, preserving and regenerating nature, and supporting people and communities. Danone Nutricia is dedicated to decarbonization, aiming to transition its value chain away from fossil fuels to limit global warming to 1.5°C as outlined in the Paris Agreement.

As part of its sustainability goals, Danone Nutricia aims to achieve a 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency by 2025. The company also plans to source ingredients only from farms practicing regenerative agriculture and make all packaging 100% recyclable, reusable, and compostable by 2030. Furthermore, Danone Nutricia is committed to reducing methane emissions from products like milk by 30 percent by the end of the decade.

Wael Hamza, General Manager of Danone Nutricia MENA, expressed the company’s commitment to its communities, shareholders, customers, employees, and the environment. Ahmed Elshal, General Secretary of Danone Nutricia MENA, highlighted the company’s goal of inspiring and empowering others in the Middle East to make a positive impact through this certification.

To achieve B Corp certification, companies undergo a rigorous B Impact Assessment from B Lab Company and must achieve a minimum score of 80 out of 200. In addition to providing essential nutrition products, Danone Nutricia MENA serves underserved populations and offers nutritional solutions for homecare patients in the region.

Danone Nutricia Middle East DMCC operates in over 18 countries in the MENA region and aims to continue leading the way in sustainable and responsible business practices. Visit Nutricia DMCC – Certified B Corporation – B Lab Global to learn more about their commitment to making a positive impact on people, communities, and the environment.

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