ORGANIZE: One world, one company, One Danone
Finding a more collaborative, more resilient, more agile model: that was our goal in designing One Danone, our new corporate structure. We will retain our deep cultural roots, and Danone will still be organized around our four divisions — Fresh Dairy Products, Medical Nutrition, Early Life Nutrition and Waters. Operations will be highly decentralized and built on our local subsidiaries, or Business Units (CBUs), which will be grouped into 30 geographic clusters made up of one or more countries.
The biggest change will in our support functions — human resources, finance, IT and general secretary. These will be enhanced and combined, both globally and locally, to increase their expertise, generate synergies and create a more tightly-knit structure. The service units will be integrated into the 30 geographic clusters, interacting with the Business Units through a General Manager. Thirty General Manager Integrators were named in 2015, and the new One Danone structure will be deployed in 2016.