Bringing the outside through open advisory boards
To reach its healthier future ambitions, Danone established an advisory board for external experts to provide governance advice around the core decisions we take on specific topics linked to sustainability. To build our ‘Nature’ strategy and maintain it relevant to our stakeholders, we created a consultative committee called the Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) Board.
This permanent committee, composed of ten external sustainability experts, forms part of our Nature 2020 strategy around agriculture, packaging, water and climate. We also have a separate Guidance Committee for the Danone Ecosystem Fund, including members of the Danone Executive Committee, as well as key figures from civil society politics and trade unions. This committee’s role is to determine the Ecosystem Fund’s overall strategy and investment directives.