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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 65744846168-89
Registration date: 08/07/11 11:50:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/10/14 10:17:26
The date of the last annual update was 11/06/14 10:57:07

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Danone
Legal status: Société Anonyme
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Franck Riboud
Position: PDG

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Ceruti Simone
Position: EU Vice President Public Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 15 Rue du Helder 
Paris Codex 09 75439
Telephone number: (+33) 0144352020
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Danone
EU Public Affairs Dept.
Representative Office in Brussels
14b Rue de la Science - 1040 Brussels - Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)2 8803613

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Danone is an international company present on all continents. The group holds top positions in healthy food through four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
Danone has over 190 production plants and around 104,000 employees. In 2013, the company generated sales of over €21 billion, with more than 60% in emerging countries.
Listed on Euronext Paris, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo and the Ethibel Sustainability Index. Danone is also ranked no. 1 in the 2013 ATNI index.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Simone Ceruti 27/03/14 25/03/15
Paul Girard 09/10/14 06/10/15
Francois-Xavier Vauchelle 05/09/14 01/09/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation
Food Information to Consumers
Novel Foods
EU Pledge

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Youth


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

AIM - European Brands Association
Burson Marsteller - Public Affairs Agency
FoodDrinkEurope - EU Food & Drink Industries Association
CGF - Consumer Goods Forum
CSR Europe - Corporate Social Responsability Europe
Edelman - Public Affairs Agency
EFBW - European Federation of Bottled Water
EFDC - European Food & Drink Council
Europen - European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment
GFSI - Global Food Safety Iniative
IDACE - Association of the Food Industries for Particular Nutritional Uses of the European Union
IFM - International Association of Infant Food Manufacturers
ISDI - International Special Dietary Food Industries
MNI - Medical Nutrition International Industry
SAI - Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
SSAFE - Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere
UNESDA - Union of European Beverages Association
WFA - World Federation of Advertisers
YLFA - Yoghurt and Live Fermented Milks Association

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 250000  € - 300000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Fees paid to Public Affairs agencies , trade associations etc are not included in this financial declaration.All such organisations with whom Danone works in Brussels are listed in the 'Networking' section of this declaration and have made their own declarations to this register where appropriate.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.