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Danone Malaysia, Singapore Achieves First Certified B Corporation Distinction In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Danone Specialized Nutrition (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Danone Specialized Nutrition (Singapore) Pte Ltd have become certified B Corporation in Malaysia, further recognising and deepening their commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

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Danone Malaysia and Singapore country manager Koh Kok Meng said becoming a certified B Corporation is putting the flag in the sand to say that Danone Malaysia is committed to the impacts the company has on the environment and communities it serves. “When we started our B Corporation certification, the team was at the forefront of what we could do collectively as an organisation.

“Being a B Corporation is the ultimate badge of honour for our organisation to have, and today, we are proud to be part of the sustainable global community movement toward a more equitable future,” he said in a recent statement.Danone underwent a rigorous and extensive review of its environmental, social practices and policies. With this certification, Danone Malaysia and Singapore will be held to high standards of accountability, undergoing a recertification process every three years to update its impact assessment and recertify as a B Corporation.

Danone Malaysia and Singapore join among the ranks of 50 purpose-led businesses in Malaysia and Singapore that meet highly verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. As a specialised nutrition company, it has positioned itself as an advocate of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) among Malaysian children. The Iron Strong Study was conducted in a collaborative effort with the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) to understand the prevalence of anaemia risk amongst Malaysian young children using a non–invasive screening device. This multi-site clinical study was conducted for six months across selected government clinics in Kelantan, Johor, Selangor, and Sabah.

The findings from the clinical study will further help to raise awareness of this critical issue provide a solution to improve the nutrition status in Malaysia and emphasise the importance of early intervention through proactive screening for anaemia by including it as part of primary care health screening programs.

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