Danone

Well-being and sustainability play a major role in everything Danone does. On their journey in creating a future-proof working concept, the visionary company found a great technology partner in Mapiq. Among the results of our successful collaboration were two globally recognized workplace certifications. A broader partnership arose in shaping workplace strategies at Danone Amsterdam, Paris, and Singapore.

The partnership between Mapiq and Danone provides all employees with a healthy and vibrant workplace. © Sebastian van Damme, Stijn Poelstra, Dimitri Valentijn, and Michael van Oosten.
Certifications: 2
Leed Gold & Well Gold
8,350 m²
Digitalized workspace
5138
Employees used Mapiq within the first 3 months
26.000
Booked shifts within the first 3 months

Danone's Challenge

Right from the start, Danone shared its clear vision of working in a new, sustainable, and future-proof office that supports employee well-being. However, their former office, located near Amsterdam Schiphol, didn’t represent their vision just yet. Employee needs were changing, and the workplace couldn’t live up to their expectations anymore.  But when Danone decided to reconstruct its Flagship office, they already foresaw it would soon be too small for the growing headcount. This meant they didn’t just need a bigger workplace, but a flexible one.  

Mapiq and Danone work together to create an ideal environment for activity-based working. © Sebastian van Damme, Stijn Poelstra, Dimitri Valentijn, and Michael van Oosten.

Multiple goals, one solution

Welcoming more people meant effective use of the workspace. Danone emphasized the aim to support employees in the switch to activity-based working. This agile working concept gives people the freedom and flexibility to decide how and where the job should be done: brainstorming in meeting rooms, catching up in social areas, or focusing individually behind a desk.  

A crucial element of this so-called activity-based working is sharing facilities. For Danone, sharing facilities turned out to be the key to achieve multiple goals:  

  • Growing headcount & sustainability
    Effectively sharing facilities, meant they could welcome more people.  
  • Employee well-being
    Choosing their preferred workplace and controlling the environment made employees happier.
  • Future-proof strategy
    Agile working can easily be revised, especially when gathering workplace analytics.

The answer was clear. To realize a flexible workplace –in which talent could thrive and would be cost-efficient– Danone needed smart office technology.


Boosting the employee experience

Danone’s reconstruction turned their headquarters into an admiring flagship office. Their varying workspace with plenty of green, cozy nooks make you feel inspired and invite you to get social. And by implementing Mapiq, Danone took their employee experience through the roof: boosting autonomy and belonging among employees while enabling efficient use of the workspace.  

Via the app, employees book a shift in the office. Once arrived, they can instantly find available workspaces, locate colleagues and book meeting rooms. In our interactive 3D map of Danone’s building, they can even find a smart locker which they can open and close. Once arrived at their preferred workspace, employees can control the lights and temperature through their personal devices.

Employees at Danone can use Mapiq to see which meetings or areas are free.

Technology behind the scenes

To ensure the best experience of Mapiq's Smart Office Platform, all of Danone’s workplaces are equipped with our desk sensors. Meeting rooms are covered by bGrid’s room sensors. By detecting movement, these sensors feed occupancy data into the user app. Employees can now directly see which workplaces or meeting rooms are available.


Data behind each decision

Besides the user app, management can evaluate their workplace strategy in Mapiq's Analytics Portal. This environment shows how Danone's employees actually use the office. By analyzing occupancy insights, management can reduce underutilized office space and invest in areas their employees actively use.
This way, Danone continuously anticipates changing needs and executes a truly future-proof workplace strategy.  


A match made in heaven

The fact that Mapiq’s functionalities could enable them to achieve its business goals were not the only thing Danone had noticed. Sharing the same vision was one of the top reasons for Danone to shape a future-proof workplace strategy with Mapiq.

“One of our priorities was to support employees in the transition to a new way of working. Mapiq has proven to be truly valuable in helping our people embrace smart technology in their daily office lives.”

Nick van der Kloor
HR site manager at Danone

“One of our priorities was to support employees in the transition to a new way of working. Mapiq has proven to be truly valuable in helping our people embrace smart technology in their daily office lives.”

Nick van der Kloor
HR site manager at Danone

Reopening the office after COVID-19

Last but not least, Danone recently started using Mapiq's Office Shifts. This feature helps them safely guide people back to the office. While employees book the days in the office that suit them best, management automatically manages a safe office capacity. Once the situation changes, Danone can easily adjust their office capacity. This feature has been successfully rolled out to the French headquarters of Danone and the central Eastern Europe region.


Our impact

We are proud to announce our partnership with Danone has been rewarded with the globally recognized LEED Gold certification and WELL Gold certification for sustainable and healthy workplaces. Together with Danone, we will focus on the shaping the future of work. They aim to create a more collaborative and connected work environment.

  • An increase in employee productivity, efficiency, and satisfaction.
  • A future-proof office that matches the company culture of Danone.
  • Reduced time spent by employees in locating available workplaces and meeting rooms.
  • A responsible way to manage the office capacity.
Bas Schellekens
Sales Executive
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