Global Index

India Spotlight Index

  • key finding 1 of 11
    The majority of the companies actively engaged in the first India Spotlight Index, demonstrating that they see value in doing so
  • key finding 2 of 11
    The largest food and beverage manufacturers in India are falling short of what they need to do to help fight the enduring and mounting double burden of malnutrition in India
  • key finding 3 of 11
    Mother Dairy leads on the Product Profile and Nestlé India leads on the Corporate Profile
  • key finding 4 of 11
    All companies score relatively well on nutrition commitments. Indian-based companies can improve by adopting and disclosing their nutrition strategies and policies
  • key finding 5 of 11
    All companies can do more to ensure that their healthy products are more affordable and accessible in India
  • key finding 6 of 11
    All companies can invest more in engagement to promote healthy balanced diets across India
  • key finding 7 of 11
    Nine of the companies have established a commitment to combatting undernutrition by fortifying their products – but they must significantly scale up these activities if they are to truly deliver on their commitments
  • key finding 8 of 11
    Mother Dairy, Hindustan Unilever and Amul sell the largest proportion of healthy products among the companies assessed
  • key finding 9 of 11
    Large-scale effective fortification requires clear and enforceable government standards, accompanied by commitment and investment by the companies to build the market for fortified products
  • key finding 10 of 11
    Companies’ marketing of breast-milk substitutes in Mumbai was found broadly to comply with the requirements of the IMS Act and The Code, with some concerning exceptions
  • key finding 11 of 11
    Some indications were found of marketing and promotion of BMS products in ways that circumvent the IMS Act and The Code, and which are difficult to monitor and enforce
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11%
annual growth packaged food
39%
of children are stunted
3rd
most obese country

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