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Danone North America's So Delicious® Dairy Free Launches  Good People Loop  Program; Deanna Bratter, Dave Robinson, and Arze Gilpo Comment

Danone North America's So Delicious® Dairy Free Launches "Good People Loop" Program; Deanna Bratter, Dave Robinson, and Arze Gilpo Comment


BROOMFIELD, CO
Thursday, August 5th, 2021

So Delicious® Dairy Free, a brand under Danone North America, is leading with purpose. It recently announced the launch of Good People Loop, a program which aims to support social and economic empowerment of farming partners across its supply chain.

Deanna Bratter, Head of Sustainable Development, Danone North America“So Delicious Dairy Free is committed to doing #MoreThanTheMinimum to ensure that our farmer partners in the Philippines are able to thrive in their local economy,” said Deanna Bratter, Head of Sustainable Development, Danone North America. “As a leader in plant-based offerings for more than 30 years, we believe it’s our responsibility to go beyond solely providing delicious, dairy-free products to do some good in the world. We believe in the possibilities of making positive social and environmental impacts, especially when everyone has an equitable seat at the table.”

According to a press release, Good People Loop launched with a commitment to empower coconut farmer partners to adopt more sustainable practices like intercropping, composting, and mulching organic matter, which improves their crop yields.

So Delicious® Dairy Free recently launched its Good People Loop program which aims to support the social and economic empowerment of farming partners across its supply chain

The program aims to increase crop yields by 50 percent and increase coconut farmer income by 100 percent over the next five years.

Dave Robinson, Marketing Director, So Delicious® Dairy Free“As a brand, So Delicious is committed to helping good people, like our farmers, earn more from farming so they can continue to grow amazing coconuts that go into So Delicious products,” said Dave Robinson, Marketing Director, So Delicious Dairy Free. “By choosing brands like So Delicious that invest in the people in their value chain, you’re helping Good People Loop thrive.”

In partnership with Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming (L3F) and Integrated Rural Development Fund (IRDF), Good People Loop works directly with 1,000 coconut farmers in the Philippines to better understand their needs and challenges, offering education and helping provide solutions to ultimately increase farmer income.

Arze Gilpo, Executive Director, Integrated Rural Development Fund“We’re proud to partner with So Delicious and Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming (L3F) to bring this program to life for coconut famers in the Philippines,” said Arze Gilpo, Executive Director for IRDF. “IRDF supports the organizing of cooperatives and economic associations of small-scale farmers on the ground. The Good People Loop program aligns with our people-centered approach to sustainable development and promoting livelihood resiliency in the region.”

The Good People Loop program builds upon Danone North America’s commitment to fostering decent work and inclusive growth within the company’s value chain, in alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development goals.

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