The Dannon Company
2016 Progress Report
Committed to improving nutrient density and reducing sugar and fat in its yogurt products. Dannon will also invest in education and research focused on healthy eating habits.
“It was a defining moment for everyone at Dannon when we announced our commitment goals to PHA in 2014 - and we did not know how we might achieve them! We were inspired to commit to PHA’s mission to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by doing our part to help solve the childhood obesity crisis. Reflecting on our journey from mid-2013 to mid-2016, we are further inspired by the accomplishment of all four components of our goals, having implemented significant changes in our products.
"Specifically, we made continued progress toward sugar reduction in our kids’ products, ensuring 100 percent of products sold have 23g or less of total sugar per 6oz serving, while continuing to improve on last year’s sugar reduction achievement for the complete product portfolio. On fat levels, we sustained the previous progress made towards having at least 75 percent of all products sold be low-fat or non-fat. And on overall nutrient density we made significant additional progress with an improvement of almost five percent versus prior year, resulting in the achievement of our ten percent overall improvement goal. Finally, we exceeded our goal by nearly 10 percent to invest at least $3 million in nutrition education and research during the course of our commitment.
"As a reminder, one of the strengths of the nutrition indicators of our commitment is that achievement is based on the actual volumes of Dannon products sold. This means that the progress we made reflects the improved nutritional quality of our products that are actually selected and enjoyed by our consumers.
"Our commitment to PHA continues to resonate with our employees and external stakeholders. Having achieved our goals, we remain committed to improving the nutrient density of our already-nutritious products and encourage Americans to eat one yogurt every day.”