The India Corporate Profile methodology is organized into Sections, Categories, Criteria and Indicators:
Sections: Three sections covering companies’: i) nutrition governance and management, ii) approach to formulating and delivering appropriate, affordable, accessible products and iii) infl uencing consumer choice and behavior.
Categories: Seven broad categories (A-G) relevant to companies’ nutrition-related practices. Criteria: More detailed criteria within each of the Categories (18 in total).
Indicators: Performance indicators within each Criterion on which companies are scored. There are three types of indicators: those related to companies’ commitments, practices and disclosure.
The majority of the Indicators assess companies’ practices related to promoting good nutrition for all; these are given a weighting of 75% in the Corporate Profile score. The other indicators assess additional actions companies can take to prevent and address undernutrition; these are given a weighting of 25% of the score. If a company cannot make fortifi ed products or use fortified ingredients, it is not assessed on specific undernutrition indicators.
The methodology is based, to the extent possible, on existing (international) standards, guidelines and frameworks, such as those developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Codex, as well as industry best practices, such as the International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA) Responsible Marketing pledge.
The India Spotlight Index has fewer indicators than the Global Index (120 versus over 200) and many indicators have also been simplified. Some India-specific questions have been added, e.g. concerning the use of CSR levy and food safety system certification.
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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