Danone 2016 results: New cost-cutting plan after drop in sales

21.02.17 News

Danone announced a new cost-cutting plan on February 15, at its
full-year group results presentation. The plan, called "Protein", is
aimed at reducing costs by EUR 1 billion by 2020.

New IUF publication: Resisting and Rolling Back Casual & Precarious Employment

10.02.17 News

The IUF has produced a 4-page guide to accompany the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights

New Zealand Dairy Workers Union continues to organize and grow

03.02.17 News

The IUF affiliate, the NZ Dairy Workers Union, has been successful in
its strategy to organize workers who work for new employers in their
industry and now has members and collective bargaining agreements with
Danone, Yili and Yashili as well as with some new smaller domestic

Turkey: Tekgida-Is signs first agreement at Danone Hayat Waters

26.08.16 News

IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is has signed a collective bargaining agreement with Danone Hayat waters in Turkey. The agreement covers the period January 2016 to December 2017.

IUF affiliate in Malaysia signs first agreement at Danone Dumex

25.04.16 News

The IUF-affiliated Food Industry Employees Union (FIEU) in Malaysia signed the first ever collective bargaining agreement at Danone Dumex on March 16 2016. This came after the concerted effort of FIEU built on the IUF's "Organize, Fight and Win" mandate.

Danone invests in infant formula production in Germany

20.04.16 News

Danone has opened an infant formula processing plant in Germany that will process around 90,000 tonnes of formula – or 150m packs – to be exported to 70 countries worldwide.

IUF and Danone agreement on limiting precarious employment

15.03.16 News

The IUF and the French-based food products transnational Danone have signed a ground-breaking Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights built around a joint commitment to promote "permanent, direct employment as an essential foundation for a sustainable business anchored in respect for human rights."

Danone reveals investments in Africa

07.03.16 News

Danone revealed at the end of February 2016 that it has made two transactions in Africa, a continent the French group dubs "a strategic region" for the company.

Danone invests EUR240m in a new infant formula plant in Netherlands

02.12.15 News

Danone has announced an investment of EUR240m (US$255m) that will see it construct a "state-of-the-art" infant formula facility in Cuijk, the Netherlands. The facility will start production in late 2017 and manufacture Danone's early life nutrition brands including Aptamil and Nutrilon for both standard and specialized products.

Russia: IUF affiliates sign agreement with Danone providing additional protection in face of economic crises

01.09.15 News

signing_danone_agreement_smallOn August 28 2015, two IUF affiliates representing Danone workers in Russia - AIWUR and NOVOIPROF - ratified a new national agreement with Danone Russia. The agreement aims to clarify the provisions of Danone-IUF 1997 agreement applied in case of changes in activities related to employment or terms of employment and interpret it in a way to be fully implemented in line with the national legislation and local context.

Danone business Brookside Dairy acquires Ugandan dairy SALL

02.06.15 story

Brookside Dairy, East Africa’s largest processor with Danone as a 40% partner, has purchased Ugandan dairy SALL (Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited).

Texas Teamsters reach contract agreement with Danone

26.01.15 News

Teamsters Local 997 members at Danone`s Fort Worth, Texas, plant have ratified an agreement with the company, gaining participation in the Western Conference of Teamsters pension fund, the largest multi-employer pension plan in the United States. The three-year agreement also includes wage increases and health care protections.

IUF members oppose closure of 3 Danone plants in Italy, Germany and Hungary

19.06.14 News

Danone's intention to close 3 European factories producing dairy products - in Italy, Germany and Hungary - will destroy a total of 325 jobs and will seriously threaten the job security of workers at warehouses, logistics and related companies that service those Danone plants.

Yogurt production to leave Antioch for Danone Fort Worth Texas

14.02.14 News

Brown Cow Yogurt owned 80% by Danone will shut down its Antioch operation and move production of yogurt from its current location in Antioch, California to a facility in Texas within Groupe Danone. The IUF affiliated Teamsters let the negotiations for its members to be effected by the closure with the support of the IUF.

Danone to Sue New Zealand's Fonterra Over Baby Formula Recall

09.01.14 News

On August 2, 2013, Fonterra issued an alert concerning a possible contamination of certain ingredients supplied to Danone. Additional tests revealed later on that it was in fact a false alert.


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