Suggestions from stakeholder consultations after the publication of the 2016 Index were thoroughly considered in finalising the 2018 methodology. The consultations included one-to one calls with most of the Index companies to discuss their outcomes and solicit their feedback on the methodology and the research process. In addition, several one-to-one discussions were held with experts and all ATNF’s stakeholders were given the opportunity to propose changes via an on-line survey in March 2017.
The ATNF Expert Group also provided advice on ATNF’s proposed revisions based on the input received. The consultations resulted in a few changes to the Corporate Profile methodology, mostly related to updated standards and global guidelines, and some structural improvements related to nutrient targets. Overall, the 2018 Global Index Corporate Profile methodology has been kept as consistent as possible with that of the 2016 Global Index. This provides a relatively high degree of comparability between the 2016 and 2018 Global Index results.
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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