Danone, the parent company of Dannon, Silk, Activia, Evian, and other food companies, shared a thread on Twitter about regenerative agriculture. The company stated that through agriculture, we have the power to act towards a healthier and more sustainable food system and that it believes that regenerative agriculture (RegAg) can play a key role in fighting climate change while creating more inclusive societies.
In the Twitter thread, Danone shared some of its milestones and key impacts. The company’s journey started in 2017 and it has worked with farmers and partners to convert over 150,000 hectares to RegAg, which now represents a positive 12% of its direct sourcing. Due to its progress in RegAg, the company reduced 50% of its carbon in 2020.
Danone defined RegAg as a set of farming practices that protects sow water, respects the welfare of animals, and acknowledges the key roles of farmers as well as the positive impacts of farming while taking into account the economic viability of farming.