FTSE4Good is a responsible investment index that helps investors identify companies, like Nestlé, that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards.
It is the only responsible investment index with objective criteria on the responsible marketing of breastmilk substitutes (BMS). In 2011, Nestlé became the first BMS manufacturer included in the index, after meeting its rigorous criteria on marketing, the environment, human rights and our supply chain.
After the latest June 2017 review, Danone joined us in the index. Now that two of the largest BMS manufacturers have adopted the FTSE4Good criteria, we hope others will follow. We believe all breastmilk substitute manufacturers should adopt it as a minimum standard.
FTSE4Good commissions PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to verify our BMS marketing practices independently against 104 criteria, in countries with high rates of infant mortality and malnutrition.
Alongside the Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), FTSE4Good is the only independent, transparent, third-party that assesses BMS marketing.
Read more on our progress in this area.