Nestlé India is ranked joint first in the second India Access to Nutrition Spotlight Index 2020. The index is an independent national assessment to measure the contribution of India's largest food and beverage manufacturers toward meeting the health and nutrition needs of Indian consumers.
Some of Nestlé India's strengths include its overall nutrition governance and management systems that are comprehensive with a clear accountability structure, its pledge to reduce fat, salt and sugar in its products, its commitment to address the affordability of its nutritious products and its responsible marketing policies.
Commenting on India Access to Nutrition Spotlight Index, Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & Managing Director, Nestlé India said: "We are pleased with the results of the ATNI, which recognizes our sustained commitment to nutrition, health and wellness. Nestlé India believes that nutrition is a fundamental need and the food industry has a vital role to play in enabling healthier lives. Driven by our purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, we are constantly striving to increase the nutrient profile of our products, innovate with new and nutritious offerings, and are a proud signatory of the 'Eat Right Pledge' and strongly support India’s 'Eat Right Movement'. This recognition motivates us to do more and provide our valued consumers with healthier products and ensure continued commitment to transparent and consumer friendly policies."
The India Access to Nutrition Spotlight Index is published by the Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI) and hosted by the Access to Nutrition Foundation, an international not-for-profit organisation. India was selected as a Spotlight Country as it has a rapidly-developing food and beverage sector. Nestlé also ranked first in the most recent flagship Global Access to Nutrition Index published in 2018.