External assessments

Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI)

Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI)™

Nestlé ranked 2nd in the 2015 assessment of the Global Access to Nutrition Index (published in January 2016), which benchmarks the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers on their nutrition-related commitments, practices and performance. Nestlé ranked 1st in the subcategories of breast-milk marketing practices, general nutrition and under-nutrition.

CDP Water Programme

The CDP Water Programme promotes sustainable corporate water stewardship. We participated since it launched and in November 2016, Nestlé received a ‘Leadership’ score of A–.

Nestlé answer to 2016 CDP Water questionnaire (pdf, 2Mb)

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Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

In November 2016, we received a Climate Disclosure Leadership Index Award from environmental sustainability ratings agency CDP, having achieved a score of 100 A.

Nestlé answer to 2016 CDP Climate change questionnaire (pdf, 2Mb)

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders. With a score of 92, Nestlé was the Top Performer in the food and beverage industry in 2016.

Based on our 2016 performance, we have qualified for includion in the 2017 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook and have received the Gold Class distinction for our industry leading sustainability performance.



Nestlé remains included in FTSE4Good, which measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, including clear criteria on the marketing of breast-milk substitutes. In 2015, our practices were audited in 42 countries, including audits from Nestlé Group Audit and Bureau Veritas.

Oxfam Behind the Brands

Nestlé ranks second on Oxfam’s 2015 Behind the Brands scorecard, where the NGO ranks the world’s ‘Big 10’ consumer food and beverage companies on policies and commitments to improve food security and sustainability.