Nestlé among top performers in new Access to Nutrition Index

Mar 13, 2013
Selling iron- and iodine-fortified Maggi cubes in Nigeria
IRON-ENRICHED: Nestlé develops affordable and accessible fortified foods for low-income consumers.

Nestlé has ranked as one of the top three performers in a new index that rates how effectively some of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers provide consumers with access to nutritious products.

The 'Access to Nutrition Index' (ATNI) produced a scorecard for 25 global companies according to their policies in seven areas: governance, products, accessibility, marketing, lifestyles, labelling and engagement.

The scorecards highlight each company’s strengths as well as areas for improvement.

The index has been developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, with the aim of encouraging companies to increase consumer access to more nutritious products and responsibly exercise their influence on consumer choice and behaviour.

Ratings and analysis

The ATNI ratings were based on publicly available information from sources such as websites, reports, and brochures, and on additional information provided by companies who chose to participate.

The research and analyses were conducted by MSCI ESG, a global consultancy that provides in-depth research, ratings and analyses of the environmental, social and governance-related business practices of thousands of companies worldwide.

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