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Category C - Accessibility

C Delivery of affordable, available products

(20% of overall score)

Producing healthier options is a necessary but insufficient condition to improve consumer access to nutritious foods and beverages. Consumers also need to have access to these products. Companies should offer them at competitive prices and distribute them widely to offer consumers a ‘level playing field’ between healthy and less healthy options. This Category assesses companies' efforts to make their healthy products more accessible through their approaches to pricing and distribution.

Category C consists of two criteria:

C1 F&B product pricing

C2 F&B product distribution

To perform well in this category, companies should:

  • Have formalized written commitments, measurable objectives and targets to improve the affordability and availability of their healthy products for all consumers in all countries worldwide. For example, they should define targets on price points for healthy products and set goals on how many low-income consumers should be reached.
  • Publicly disclose their commitments, objectives and targets on accessibility and affordability.
  • Apply their approach to affordability and availability for low-income consumers to all the markets in which they operate, including developed and emerging markets, and provide evidence of relevant examples.

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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