Global Index

India Spotlight Index

Global Index 2016

Category A - Governance

A  Corporate strategy, governance and management

(12.5% of overall score)

A company can better sustain and scale-up its nutrition activities if its commitment starts at the top of the organization and is integrated into its core business strategy. Nutrition issues are then more likely to be prioritized as the company allocates resources, tracks performance and reports to its stakeholders.

A1 Corporate nutrition strategy

A2 Nutrition governance and management systems

A3 Quality of reporting

To perform well in this Category, companies should:

  • Commit at Board level to address both obesity and diet-related chronic diseases and undernutrition.
  • Set clear nutrition strategies, objectives and targetsin all business areas underpinned by strategic market research.
  • Establish and use incentive and accountability structures at senior management level to reward successful implementation of nutrition strategies.
  • Seek advice from formal expert bodies with a wide range of expertise.
  • Demonstrate high and increasing levels of sales of healthy and fortified products.
  • Pledge to direct undernutrition-related activities to priority population groups in priority countries, i.e. those with the highest levels of undernutrition and related illnesses.
  • Clearly and comprehensively report on activities to prevent and address obesity and undernutrition, on a global basis.

Methodology changes between 2013 and 2015:

Nine new indicators were added in this Category since the last Global Index was published. Many of these are in section A2 on undernutrition. Other indicators were restructured or required more detailed and/or quantitative information. Some indicators were moved from Criteria A2 to A1.

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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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