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Danone Business Conduct Policy

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Version 4.1 This document has been included in full in the Appendices of the May 2009 « Danone Inside PACK » so that it could be widely distributed throughout Danone. The highlights of these principles are laid out in the « Danone Inside PACK » itself (pages 49-60). In charge : DGD – Risk, Control & Audit Department Co-authors : DGD – Group Legal Department DGRH – Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility Department DGRH – Social Policy Department DGD – External Relations Department History May 2009 – Version 4.1 April 2006 – Version 3.2 July 2005 – Version 3.1 July 2001 – Version 2 July 1996 – Version 1 Level of Internal and external use confidentiality – Broad distribution Total number of pages 12 Languages French (reference language), English (official version issued by the Group) Other languages (reliability of the translation under the responsibility of each CBU using such translations)

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Danone Business Conduct Policy
Index 
1 2 Introduction ............................................................................................................................3 Extent of application of the policy .......................................................................................3 2.1 Extent of application within Danone...........................................................................3 2.2 Application by non-controlled companies and suppliers........................................4 2.3 Legal value of these Principles .....................................................................................4 2.4 Methods of distributing and revising the document ................................................4 2.5 Whistleblowing system (DIALERT) for ethical alerts...............................................5 3 Danone’s commitments.........................................................................................................5 3.1 Danone’s commitments to its employees ...................................................................5 3.2 Danone’s commitments to the environment ..............................................................6 3.3 Danone’s commitments to consumers ........................................................................6 3.4 Danone’s commitments to its suppliers and customers...........................................7 3.5 Danone’s commitments to its competitors .................................................................7 3.6 Danone’s commitments to its shareholders ...............................................................7 3.7 Danone’s commitments to the countries in which it operates.................................8 4 Employees’ commitments .....................................................................................................8 4.1 Protection of Danone’s image and reputation ...........................................................8 4.2 Protection of Danone’s assets .......................................................................................8 4.3 Respect for relationships with third parties ...............................................................9 4.4 Protection of Danone’s trademarks, patents and data..............................................9 4.5 Holding of inside information....................................................................................10 4.6 Managing conflicts of interest ....................................................................................10 4.7 Employees participating in companies or organisations outside the Group ......11 4.7.1 Participating personally ......................................................................................11 Participating professionally ................................................................................11 4.7.2 5 For more information …...
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