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Category G - Engagement

G  Engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders

(5% of overall score)

Companies can have an impact on consumers’ access to nutrition by influencing governments and policymakers through lobbying activities, political contributions and positions on nutrition policies. In addition, constructive engagement by companies with a wide range of other stakeholders (including international organizations, civil society, and academics) can help to inform companies' approaches to nutrition. This Category focuses on companies' engagement with stakeholders on corporate nutrition practices and nutrition-related issues.

Category G consists of two criteria:

G1 Lobbying and influencing governments and


G2 Stakeholder engagement

To perform well in this category, companies should:

  • Commit to lobbying on nutrition issues only in support of public health, or to not lobby at all. Also to publish a policy that covers lobbying, engagement with governments and policymakers and donations.
  • Disclose all lobbying activities on nutrition issues, membership and financial support of industry associations or other lobbying organizations, and board seats on such bodies.
  • Conduct comprehensive, well-structured stakeholder engagement focused on improving their business strategy and performance, and provide evidence and examples showing how stakeholder engagement has led to improvements of policies and practices

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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