Danone Indonesia realizes that Indonesia still has various challenges in the health sector, especially the fulfillment of people’s daily nutrition. Therefore, Danone strives to continue producing quality products for consumption by the Indonesian people.
Vera Galuh Sugijanto, Vice President General Secretary of Danone Indonesia said, the health challenges of Indonesian people include the threat of stunting, anemia, iron and vitamin deficiencies, and the high risk of non-infectious diseases. Those challenges happen to people of all ages, especially children, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Not to mention, access to health facilities tends to be limited for some people. Not only personal health, the problem also comes from environmental health in the form of a lot of plastic waste scattered in various places.
“The amount of plastic waste is estimated to be more than fish in 2050. This is also part of the responsibility of business actors, including us, in presenting a business based on a circular economy,” said Vera at the Virtual Investor Daily Summit 2021 event, Tuesday (13/7).
Danone overcomes plastic problems
Danone prioritizes the use of domestically produced components. Currently, more than 90% of Danone’s raw materials come from within the country.
Danone has also produced glass-bottled Aqua that can be used repeatedly. Aqua products produced by Danone also use 100% recycled-plastic bottle packaging. “We are working with Veolia to develop a plastic recycling plant,” added Vera. Not only that, Danone is also committed to utilizing renewable energy by building solar panels in 17 of its factories until 2023. Danone is also developing a biomass generator for one of its factory in Central Java.