Global Index

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Global Index 2016

Consultation process

Between January and September 2014 the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF), in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, reviewed the entire methodology of the 2013 Global Index. The consultation included:

  • Experts on obesity and undernutrition
  • Companies included in the Index
  • Infant formula companies and the International Association of Infant Food Manufacturers (IFM)
  • Civil society organizations
  • International organizations
  • A wide range of experts on breast-milk substitutes
  • Investors

In addition to in-person consultations and webinars, an online stakeholder consultation was conducted during the summer of 2014. This allowed stakeholders across the globe to share their views on the 2016 Global Index methodology. Almost all participants believe that ATNI can play a valuable role in monitoring the performance of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers and can help catalyse and serve as a positive incentive to improvement in their policies, practices and disclosure. ATNI is objective (74%), independent (69%), credible (72%) and transparent (71%). 

ATNI is grateful to the many people whose advice and recommendations have been indispensable to improving and strengthening the methodology in this year’s Index. Their recommendations have been incorporated to the fullest extent possible.

Participation per sector

Improving nutrition for all

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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