RESPONSIBLE MARKETING: We strive to continuously improve our practices.
FTSE4Good is a responsible investment index designed to help investors identify companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. It is the only index of its kind to include specific criteria on the responsible marketing of breast milk substitutes.
As part of a continuous assessment process, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is commissioned by FTSE4Good to independently verify our breast milk substitutes marketing practices against a set of 104 criteria in countries with high rates of infant mortality and malnutrition.
We were included in the FTSE4Good index in March 2011 after demonstrating that we had met the FTSE4Good Inclusion Criteria for the Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes (pdf, 60Kb) (BMS Marketing Criteria), in addition to the other FTSE4Good Inclusion Criteria (pdf, 276Kb), which cover areas such as the environment, human rights, and supply chain.
We are the first, and so far the only, breast milk substitute manufacturer to be included in the index.
FTSE4Good is currently the only independent, transparent, third-party assessing marketing practices of breast milk substitutes. It can serve as an important platform for raising not only our standards, but those of the industry.
You can read about our progress in this area here.
Read more about our responsible infant food policies
Read a summary of our policy in higher-risk countries (pdf, 53Kb)
Read more about FTSE4Good - fact sheet (pdf, 77Kb)
Read more about the WHO Code
Read more about the Nestlé boycott
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