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Partners & Customers

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Service Providers

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About Danone

Danone engages in the food processing industry. It operates through the following divisions: fresh dairy products, waters, early life nutrition, and medical nutrition. The Fresh Dairy Products division produces and markets yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and other specialized fresh dairy products. The Waters division comprises the natural waters business along with aqua drinks. The Early Life Nutrition division focuses on specialized foods for babies and young children to complement breast-feeding while also complying with the World Health Organization Code and local laws. The Medical Nutrition division focuses mainly on people receiving medical treatment, babies afflicted with certain illnesses and frail elderly people. The division's products are designed primarily to treat disease-related malnutrition by satisfying special food needs.

Danone Headquarter Location

15 rue du Helder

Paris, 75439,

France

+33-1-44-35-20-20

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Meat and dairy giants feed climate crisis by dragging their heels on methane

Oct 27, 2021

World’s biggest livestock corporations ‘given free pass by governments’ over lack of clear targets to reduce emissions, say campaigners An inflatable cow rises above London as part of a campaign to raise awareness that eating less meat means less methane. Photograph: David Parry/PA An inflatable cow rises above London as part of a campaign to raise awareness that eating less meat means less methane. Photograph: David Parry/PA Animals farmed is supported by Last modified on Wed 27 Oct 2021 01.01 EDT A failure to take action on methane emissions by the world’s biggest meat and dairy companies is fuelling the climate crisis, say campaigners who have compiled the first ranking of what the animal protein sector is doing about the short-lived but potent greenhouse gas. Livestock generate about 32% of anthropogenic, or human-generated, methane, mainly from the planet’s billion-plus cattle. The new ranking , published today, names the three worst-performing meat and dairy corporations as two French companies – Groupe Bigard and Lactalis – and the Japanese company Itoham. The ranking was based on an examination of the companies’ climate targets “to see if they had any methane action plans or reporting and to see what research they were doing”, said Nuša Urbancic of Changing Markets Foundation, the ranking’s co-author. Even companies that ranked best – Switzerland’s Nestlé, France’s Danone and New Zealand’s Fonterra – were doing too little, said the report. For example, none of the 20 companies, which together represent the “vast majority” of livestock sector emissions, have concrete methane reduction targets, it said. Leading climate scientists have warned that methane is playing an ever greater role in global heating. Cutting methane emissions, it has been said , is the strongest lever we have to slow climate heating over the next 25 years. The company closest to having a methane action plan, the ranking found, was Nestlé, although it failed to “include any milestones or key performance indicators”. Anne Mottet, livestock director at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, said companies were under no obligation to report emissions. However, she said the natural links between animal agriculture, methane, climate, food security and nutrition, all of which must be carefully balanced, made it “very important for governments and NGOs to engage with food companies on methane”. Although more than half the ranked companies were undertaking research into methane reduction, mainly via methane-reducing feed, the report said none appeared to be contemplating lowering animal numbers or replacing animals with other protein sources. “Most [of the ranked] companies are investing in alternative proteins, but [they are not] looking at alternative proteins as a replacement for animal production,” said Urbancic, who added that meat and dairy corporations were being “given a free pass by governments”. Responding to the criticisms, Groupe Bigard sent a report showing a 9% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2015, but made no mention of methane. Fonterra said it includes methane from livestock in its annual sustainability report and that its “aspiration” is to reach net zero carbon by 2050. Nestlé said its ambition was to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest. “One of the specific solutions we are exploring is related to the diet and digestion of livestock animals. By using feed alternatives, we can help minimise methane emissions,” it said. Danone said that while it did not have specific methane reduction targets, they were included in its ambition to reach net zero by 2050. Lactalis said it was exploring solutions to reduce methane emissions through innovation in feed, increasing yields per cow and providing technical support to farmers. Other companies did not respond to requests for comment or said they had no comment. Sign up for the Animals farmed monthly update to get a roundup of the biggest farming and food stories across the world and keep up with our investigations. You can send us your stories and thoughts at animalsfarmed@theguardian.com Topics

Danone Investments

10 Investments

Danone has made 10 investments. Their latest investment was in Origin Materials as part of their PIPE on June 6, 2021.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/25/2021

PIPE

Origin Materials

$200M

No

Apollo Global Management, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Undisclosed Investors

1

6/15/2020

Series C - IV

Epigamia

Yes

1

7/31/2019

Secondary Market

Fan Milk International

Yes

1

6/13/2018

Corporate Minority

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$99M

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10

3/14/2017

Series B

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10

Date

6/25/2021

6/15/2020

7/31/2019

6/13/2018

3/14/2017

Round

PIPE

Series C - IV

Secondary Market

Corporate Minority

Series B

Company

Origin Materials

Epigamia

Fan Milk International

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$200M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Apollo Global Management, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Undisclosed Investors

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Danone Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

Danone has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Origin Materials on June 25, 2021.

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Danone Acquisitions

11 Acquisitions

Danone acquired 11 companies. Their latest acquisition was Follow Your Heart on February 19, 2021.

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Investment Stage

Companies

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Note

Sources

2/19/2021

Acquired

6

6/4/2020

Acquired

1

2/26/2020

Corporate Majority

2

3/27/2017

Corporate Minority

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10

7/7/2016

Spinoff / Spinout

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$991

$99M

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10

Date

2/19/2021

6/4/2020

2/26/2020

3/27/2017

7/7/2016

Investment Stage

Corporate Minority

Spinoff / Spinout

Companies

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Valuation

$991

Total Funding

$99M

$99M

Note

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Acquired

Corporate Majority

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Danone Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Danone has 10 strategic partners and customers. Danone recently partnered with Transparency-One on September 9, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/9/2021

Vendor

Transparency-One

United States

08:39 ET Transparency-One is chosen by Danone to expand Regenerative Agriculture program

Transparency-One combines cutting-edge graph database technology , supply chain expertise , and global supplier onboarding services , in partnership with SGS , to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business risk .

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9/9/2021

Vendor

Transparency-One

United States

08:39 ET Transparency-One is chosen by Danone to expand Regenerative Agriculture program

Transparency-One combines cutting-edge graph database technology , supply chain expertise , and global supplier onboarding services , in partnership with SGS , to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business risk .

1

8/4/2021

Partner

Brightseed

United States

Danone : and Brightseed Expand Partnership To Discover Health Benefits in Plants Using Artificial Intelligence

It builds from the success of last year 's partnership between Danone and Brightseed , demonstrating the value of this first proof of concept study .

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3/12/2021

Partner

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1/21/2021

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Date

9/9/2021

9/9/2021

8/4/2021

3/12/2021

1/21/2021

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Vendor

Vendor

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Transparency-One

Transparency-One

Brightseed

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United States

United States

United States

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08:39 ET Transparency-One is chosen by Danone to expand Regenerative Agriculture program

Transparency-One combines cutting-edge graph database technology , supply chain expertise , and global supplier onboarding services , in partnership with SGS , to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business risk .

08:39 ET Transparency-One is chosen by Danone to expand Regenerative Agriculture program

Transparency-One combines cutting-edge graph database technology , supply chain expertise , and global supplier onboarding services , in partnership with SGS , to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business risk .

Danone : and Brightseed Expand Partnership To Discover Health Benefits in Plants Using Artificial Intelligence

It builds from the success of last year 's partnership between Danone and Brightseed , demonstrating the value of this first proof of concept study .

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Danone Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Danone has 1 service provider relationship

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Provider Type

Service Type

Acq - P2P

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Associated Rounds

Acq - P2P

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Danone Team

36 Team Members

Danone has 36 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Franck Riboud.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Franck Riboud

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Scott Moffitt

Keurig Dr Pepper, Nintendo, Henkel, and PepsiCo

President

Current

Jean-Francois Hurel

Chief Investment Officer

Current

Antony Lorman

Mars, PepsiCo, Kellogg Company, Fox's Biscuits, and Thomas Cook Group

Managing Director

Current

Olivier Maës

Lactalis

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

Franck Riboud

Scott Moffitt

Jean-Francois Hurel

Antony Lorman

Olivier Maës

Work History

Keurig Dr Pepper, Nintendo, Henkel, and PepsiCo

Mars, PepsiCo, Kellogg Company, Fox's Biscuits, and Thomas Cook Group

Lactalis

Title

Chief Executive Officer

President

Chief Investment Officer

Managing Director

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Former

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