At Danone, we're committed to bringing healthier products to people at every stage of life, from promoting a balanced diet to delivering specific, targeted health benefits. Discover our Activities & Brands which contribute to this commitment here:
Today, we are proudly working on a wide range of products - such as our brands Actimel, Oikos, Activia and Danio. Building on the proximity of our brands, our dairy portfolio reflects the natural and sustainable way we meet people's desire for better-for-you, great-tasting and locally produced foods. Within the Benelux, this is realized by a team of about 700 Danoners, operating from offices in Brussels, Utrecht and our factory in Rotselaar. In 2017, Danone's strategic move towards plant-based food & drinks - with the acquisition of WhiteWave - came at the right moment to meet consumer expectations for healthier and sustainable choices.
The Waters Benelux team is based in Brussels and has as mission to inspire people to healthy hydration. It is a lean and dynamic team of approx 25 Danoners, entrepreneurs that like to challenge the status-quo to drive sustainable growth on evian, Volvic and Badoit. In this organisation, it is about growth mindset, bias for action and positive attitude.
There are about 180 people working for ELN in the Benelux: 60 in Belgium & 120 in the Netherlands. Everyone that works here truly believes in our mission: 'We make every day count, for you and your baby'. Through our shared sense of pride and commitment to the highest quality standards, we ensure that families and their babies only get the very best.
AMN is a great place to work as we strive to develop each individual to their maximum potential and we are part of a company that everyone aspires to work with. The products are intended for a wide range of diseases and health issues, big or small, enhancing recovery or improving quality of life through specific dietary management. There are over 150 Danoners at AMN who believe in the power of nutrition at the heart of health(care), pioneering nutritional solutions that help people live longer, healthier lives. We create products for our consumers, patients and those who care for them.
Indeed, with our Cycles we protect and secure our key resources (Milk, Water and Plastic) and we take a strategic approach to Procurement to support the business and social agenda of Danone. Among the team of 2000 procurement professionals worldwide, approximatively 280 are based at Danone Place Schiphol working closely together with our colleagues from across the globe.
The Cluster Business Services teams who work primarily at Zoetermeer (NL), DPS (NL) and Brussels (BE) is a strong team supporting all our colleagues throughout the Benelux using their expertise. There are approx. 250 professionals in Legal, Communications, Human Resources, Finance and IS/IT. Even though the focus lies in supporting all Danoners in the Benelux – close collaboration with global and regional teams encourages continuous improvement.
Our ambition is to incubate Early Life Nutrition success everywhere through the unlocking and development of markets across the globe. We do this through our partnerships with 43 distributors across 39 countries (and growing), from Latin America to Southeast Asia. Our employees are the definition of diversity with over 26 different nationalities across almost 50 Danoners. We also work on social projects which aim to increase breast feeding rates in Ecuador and decrease malnutrition among children under the age of 5 in Bolivia.
Our office at Danone Place Schiphol is a very dynamic, inspiring and international environment to work in with people representing over 50 different nationalities, diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences. The current office is located in the World Trade Center at the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, with about 800 dedicated Danoners working in Early Life Nutrition, Advanced Medical Nutrition and Cycles & Procurement as well as supporting functions such as Human Resources, Finance and IS/IT.
At our office in Utrecht, we work closely together towards the same goal: to ensure that our beautiful brands, delicious products and out of home channels are well represented in in the Dutch supermarkets. Approximately 50 Danoners work at this office in the fields of Marketing & Sales, Supply chain, Regulatory, Corporate Affairs, Finance and HR. We work together with our colleagues from Belgium and the UK to achieve our goal(s).
In our office in Utrecht we have the brightest minds working on global Research and Innovation projects for Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. We opened our office in 2013 and it was realized with a high degree of sustainability in mind. It offers state-of-the-art facilities, such as science and technology laboratories, a pilot plant for small scale production, and a sensory and behavior science lab.
The Nutricia Supply Point Zoetermeer produces specialized liquid medical nutrition contributing to the well-being of vulnerable target groups (infants, elderly and sick) in over 55 countries. This is the largest production plant for Advanced Medical Nutrition, demanding the highest standards in quality and safety. There are 500 Danoners within HR, Health, Safety & Environment, Finance, Supply Chain and Facilities working on various projects: such as engineering, quality and food safety improvements, waste reduction, productivity challenges and many more.
In 1896, over 100 years ago, Nutricia was founded in Zoetermeer and that's why our office is still located here today. There are approx. 300 dedicated Danoners working within Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition for the Benelux, and the Cluster Business Services (General Secretary, Human Resources, Finance, IS/IT) supporting all 8 locations in the Benelux. Additionally, you will find our Nutricia Worldwide team supporting the markets across the globe.
For more than 100 years, we have been producing high-quality baby food at our factory at Cuijk. Over 450 Danoners work on the production of standard and specialized instant milk formulas for babies and young children with special dietary needs. Our well-known brands include Aptamil and Nutrilon. Through its location, we are: proximate to high-quality ingredients; able to capitalize on the expert know-how of current staff; and close to our Danone Nutricia Research Center in Utrecht. Now, we are building a new state-of-the-art factory close to the current one which will double the capacity in the Netherlands. Click here for more.
The uniqueness here is that the teams from all our Brands & Activities are represented altogether in one office. There are approx. 275 dedicated Danoners working within Essential Dairy- and Plant- Based, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition specifically for the Benelux markets. As well as our Cluster Business Services (General Secretary, Human Resources, Finance, IS/IT) teams who support all 8 locations in the Benelux. A wide range of functional backgrounds and businesses shows you the diversified portfolio: Here, you will get the full Danone experience!
Our plant consists of a large factory (Europe's largest for drinks) and a Danone-owned distribution center. The factory has been here since the 1960's and has continuously advanced technologically due to innovations and modernizations. Rotselaar has a central location in Belgium making it the ideal supply base for our customers from Belgium and further 22 countries worldwide. It's also easily reachable for all the 450 Danoners that work here.
We firmly believe that the health of people and planet are interconnected. Both need to be nourished and protected. At the same time, the world over, people are reinventing how to eat, drink and socialize over food. In line with our 'One Planet. One Health' vision and to adequately respond to the challenges and opportunities of the ongoing food revolution, we have defined our Danone 2030 Goals. The integrated set of 9 long-term goals embeds Danone's business, brand and trust models. The Danone 2030 Goals are aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Find out more