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Danone is powered only by renewable energy

Feeding a more sustainable planet with Danone North America and Enel Green Power

Some of America’s favorite fresh dairy and plant-based food and beverage brands are becoming even more sustainable. Committed to purchasing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, Danone North America is accelerating its sustainable energy goal through its power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Enel Green Power at the High Lonesome Wind Farm in TX and the HillTopper Wind Farm in IL.

Partnership

Sustainable food for a sustainable future

As a purpose-driven business, and the world’s largest Certified B Corporation® (B Corp), for Danone North America, environmental and social responsibility is embedded throughout their business. One of the key tenets of Danone’s sustainability strategy is its renewable energy goal – the company is committed to securing 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2030. A significant step in advancing this goal was made last year when Danone North America entered into two long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) partnerships with Enel Green Power for the physical delivery of renewable energy.

As Danone North America sought to sustainably power its production facilities in TX, Enel Green Power designed a custom solution to secure physical delivery to their plants. The result is a PPA enabling the delivery of the renewable electricity associated with 20.6 MW of the High Lonesome Wind Project in TX. Thanks to this agreement with Danone North America, what was initially a 450 MW project has been increased to 500 MW, bringing even more clean, sustainable energy to the grid.

In addition, Danone North America has partnered with Enel Green Power at the HillTopper Wind Project in IL. Through a 6 MW PPA, the B Corp is receiving even more renewable electricity to sustainability support its operations. 

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Energy 26.6

Energy 26.6 MW of sustainable energy from two wind projects

Production 80 & 800

Production 80 & 800 80+ Million gallons of milk and ~800 Million cups of yogurt – the equivalent that could be produced by the sustainable energy procured from High Lonesome

Emissions 51K

Emissions 51K Tons of CO2 avoided

Sustainability Highlights

Business as a Force for Good

Parent company to beloved brands including Silk, So Delicious, Horizon Organic and Light + Fit, Danone North America is the world’s largest Certified B Corporation®. B Corps are businesses that meet high standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. A new type of corporation, B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to leverage business as a force for good and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

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