The Access to Nutrition Indexes (ATNIs) are designed to track the contribution of F&B manufacturers to address global nutrition challenges and to encourage them to do more. As incomes increase, consumers tend to eat and drink more packaged foods and beverages. This is driving growth in the F&B industry, particularly in emerging markets where economic growth has been almost five times faster than in mature markets. The 22 F&B manufacturers assessed in the 2018 Global Index operate in over 200 countries and generate approximately $500 billion in sales.
Changes compared to 2016
Overall the changes of the 2018 Global Index Corporate Profile methodology relate principally to new or updated standards or global guidelines, expansion of scope of some indicators by further clarifying wording/ explanatory notes and a change in the number of unscored indicators.
The major structural changes are in Category B1 Product formulation. These are related to reformulation targets and serving sizes:
Finally, Category D1 Responsible marketing policy (all consumers) includes a small number of new undernutrition indicators, and therefore has an Nutrition General section and Undernutrition section.
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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