UNITAR partners with Danone to educate on climate change

By Jim Cornall contact

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UNITAR and Danone will develop a learning program on climate change for Danone employees.
UNITAR and Danone will develop a learning program on climate change for Danone employees.
For the first time, UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) has partnered with a private company to build a core set of knowledge to help promote conservation, restoration and safeguarding of the planet, while encouraging Danone employees to take concrete action.

UNITAR is an autonomous UN body, a training arm of the United Nations System.

Through UN CC:Learn, a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning, UNITAR and Danone will develop a learning program on climate change for Danone employees.

Initial deliverables in the multi-year partnership include:

  • The launch of a “One Planet. One Health” learning platform for Danone employees using UNITAR e-learning resources
  • Introductory courses for Danone employees on climate change and green economy
  • Co-building of an e-learning module tailored to fit Danone's "One Planet. One Health" vision
  • Live training experiences delivered by UNITAR to Danone teams
  • Danone joining the UN CC:Learn Steering Committee in 2019

Importance of corporate involvement

Angus Mackay, head of the UN CC:Learn secretariat, said the UN CC:Learn initiative promotes global climate literacy, and that the corporate word has “a huge and important role to play in achieving this outcome.”

Earlier this year, Danone introduced nine goals, aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, to drive long-term sustainable value creation and deliver its ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision. As a founding act for its goals, Danone launched ‘One Person, One Voice, One Share’, a governance and employee engagement model to empower employees to co-own the company agenda, and actively participate in bringing these goals to life.

Bertrand Austruy, executive vice president, human resources and general secretary of Danone, said the company wants to empower its teams to co-create and co-own the company’s collective future.

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