The 2016 ATNI Global Index ranks 22 of the world’s largest food and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers, including both publicly listed and privately owned companies and cooperatives. These are the 20 largest food and beverage manufacturers by total global FY2013 revenues, plus two that were ranked between the top 20 and the top 25 largest food and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers in 2013 (Ajinomoto and Campbell Soup Company) but had slipped outside the top 20 by 2015. These two were included in the 2016 Global Index to encourage both companies’ efforts to tackling nutrition challenges.
Company selection criteria and the process for the 2016 Global Access to Nutrition Index
Publicly available data published by the companies and captured by Standard and Poor’s Capital IQ data service was used to identify the largest publicly listed food and beverage manufacturers. For non-listed companies, their own websites and published information was used and this was supplemented by other financial news sources. The world’s largest food and beverage companies by total revenues (FY2013) were first identified. Revenues derived from non-food and beverage activities, such as pharmaceuticals were discounted. In addition, several exclusion criteria were applied.
The following exclusions were applied during the company selection process.
Changes compared to 2013
The 2016 Global Index includes three companies, which were not assessed by the 2013 Global Index. These are;
Some companies were assessed by the 2013 Global Index but have not been included in the 2016 Global Index, these are:
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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