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Social dialogue: a springboard to sustainable success and company transformation

As Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber says, “regular dialogue between management and labor are an integral part of Danone’s corporate culture and our dual commitment to social progress and business success.” Social dialogue is a lever to support employees in the on-going process to transform our company’s performance. For several years now, this dialogue has been carried out at on an international scale through worldwide agreements with labor unions. Signing these agreements ensures working conditions are continuously improved. It is key to Danone and the “Danoners” success.


The connection between Danone and the IUF (International Union of Food and Allied Workers), the largest international food industry union, is part of Danone’s commitment to taking an inclusive approach in fulfilling its social and economic obligations. This relationship goes back more than 40 years, since 1976 and is a constant source of innovation for the rights of the Danone employees. After having extended the discussions from European level to the rest of the world in 2009, Danone and the IUF announced in 2016, the signing of a tenth agreement, dedicated specifically to sustainable employment.