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The environment and corporate responsibility

Nutricia, Danone and the environment.

At Danone, our parent company, environmental issues are at the heart of the business, and we believe that food produced sustainably can help protect the health of our planet.

We adopted a global Environmental Charter in 1996 and defined a ten-year plan and objectives in 2000. The group boosted its efforts in 2008 by setting the goal of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in its direct scope of responsibility by 30% in five years, a goal that was surpassed at the end of 2012.

We want to make a positive impact with every element of how we do business

 

 

Looking ahead, we have identified four key focus areas of commitment where we feel we can make the biggest difference as outlined in our Danone Nature 2020 Plan: climate, water, packaging and agriculture.

Our main goals are to:

  • Cut carbon by 50%
  • Protect water resources
  • Turn waste into resources
  • Promote sustainable resources

Corporate Responsibility (CR)

Our responsibilities go beyond solutions in medical nutrition.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is about conducting business in a responsible way. At Nutricia we achieve this through our commitment to supporting each other and working together with both local and national partners.

Siel Bleu

Founded in Strasbourg, France in 1997, Siel Bleu is a solution to inactive aging. Their expert physical trainers deliver life enhancing exercise programmes for older adults and adults living with chronic disease. Siel Bleu focuses on exercises of daily living to improve participants’ physical, social and mental well-being.

Let’s add life to years and years to life” – Siel Bleu’s motto

Siel Bleu first established a presence in Ireland in 2010. Their expansion has been significantly accelerated through a sustainability grant of €270,000 provided by Nutricia and the Danone Ecosystem fund between 2012 and 2014. This fund was used to recruit a National Development Officer and physical trainers across Ireland to deliver Adapted Physical Activity programmes in nursing homes, day care centres , with community groups/patient advocacy groups and one-to-one in private homes.

Today in Ireland, Siel Bleu employs 19 staff members and delivers their exercise classes to 3,000 adults on a weekly basis. More information on Siel Bleu can be obtained from their website: www.sielbleu.ie

By partnering with Siel Bleu, we at Nutricia have been able to combine our “eating well” message with their commitment to “moving well” and together we can more effectively communicate the key elements of “ageing well”.

"Supporting Life" Initiative

LauraLynn Children’s Hospice supports children with life-limiting conditions from birth to 18 years. Originally founded in 1925, the services of LauraLynn have evolved to reflect the changing needs of children and their families. LauraLynn currently provides high quality palliative care and symptom management, short breaks in and out of home, transitional, crisis and end-of-life care. They also provide a wide range of practical, emotional and well-being supports for families, with a holistic approach enabling them to care for the family as a whole.

At Nutricia Medical we are proud to support both national and international charities as part of our “Supporting Life” initiative through fund-raising and volunteering activities and we are honoured to have LauraLynn as our charity partner.