For the past number of years, ATNI and FTSE Russell have conducted similar but separate in-country assessments and verifications of BMS marketing. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has funded both types of assessment through different grants. Given this duplicated effort and considering the fact that ATNI processes are now well-established and robust, FTSE Russell has decided that it is less efficient to conduct duplicate assessments but from now on would prefer to draw on those conducted by ATNI. This synergistic approach is supported by both ATNI and BMGF.
ATNI will continue its work on the in-country assessments of the marketing of BMS products and will solely collect data for the countries selected. The results from these assessments will be used in both the Access to Nutrition Index and the FTSE4Good Index processes, with each continuing to apply its own criteria and methodology as previously.
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The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
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