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Friesland Campina

FrieslandCampina achieved 31% compliance with the ATNI methodology. Its policy commitments (made in its own policy documents and via its support for the IFM RRC) aligns reasonably closely to the Code in some areas, as indicated by its initial Corporate Profile score of 72%, further explained below. FrieslandCampina does not apply its policy to growing-up milks, nor, contrary to all other companies except Heinz, to marketing of complementary foods for infants under six months of age16. Its policy applies to infant formulas and follow-on formula in all countries; however, this is undermined by the fact that it does not pledge to follow its own commitments in countries where regulations are weaker than those commitments. FrieslandCampina states a policy commitment (via its support for IFM RRC) that acknowledges the importance of The Code but not subsequent WHA resolutions. It states support for exclusive breastfeeding up to six months and for introduction of appropriate complementary foods from six months of age, but not for continued breastfeeding for two years or beyond. It does apply its policy to all joint ventures, whether the company has a minority or majority holding.

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