Mars and FrieslandCampina have been the fastest movers on the 2015 Global Index (Mars rose from 16th to 5th and FrieslandCampina rose from 19th to 7th).
Eight companies have improved their ranking, six have fallen, while five have remained the same and three were new additions to the 2016 Global Index.
The top three ranked companies remain the same, however the order has changed: In 2013 Danone ranked first, in 2015 the top three companies were 1 - Unilever, 2 - Nestlé and 3 - Danone.
On balance, the outcomes of the second Access to Nutrition Index show some progress, but companies have a long way to go if they are to play their full part in tackling the global nutrition crisis.
ATNI has gained widespread recognition as an independent benchmarking tool that works with industry, nutrition experts and civil society to measure companies’ contributions to improved nutrition against best practices standards and internationally agreed norms.
Given their global reach, food and beverage companies have a powerful role to play alongside governments, international organizations and civil society in helping to tackle this crisis and its grave human and economic consequences.