Danone Joins TSC

TEMPE, ARIZ., – October 16th, 2012 – The Sustainability Consortium, an independent global organization that creates sustainability standards for consumer products, is pleased to announce the addition of Danone to its growing membership roster. Danone will participate in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector Working Group, which is The Consortium’s largest sector containing 45 percent of the categories being covered by The Sustainability Consortium’s Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System in 2012.

Danone, founded in the 1960’s, is the parent company of the more familiar Dannon Company which operations in the United States and was founded in 1942. Dannon is a leading producer of yogurt, producing and selling six million cups of yogurt per day. Today, Danone is focused on increasing their global presence with emphasis in; health and vitality, dairy products, bottled water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Both organizations are committed to social responsibility and Danone was recognized as a leader for its contributions to nutrition and health and was ranked best in class in 2008 by JPMorgan & Insight Investment.

About The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas jointly administer The Sustainability Consortium, with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Kessler, Marketing Coordinator
The Sustainability Consortium
Arizona State University
Elizabeth.Kessler.1@asu.edu | 480.965.3810