As in the 2013 and 2016 Global Index Corporate Profile methodology, the basic structure of the 2018 methodology has not been modified. The ATNI 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) influencing consumer choice and behaviour.
- Categories: Seven broad categories (A-G) relevant to companies’ nutrition-related practices.
- Criteria: More detailed criteria within each of the Categories (20 in total).
- Indicators: Performance indicators within each Criterion on which companies are scored. There are three types of indicator: those related to companies’ commitments, performance and disclosure. The majority of the Indicators assess companies’ practices related to promoting good nutrition for everyone everywhere, to help prevent and tackle obesity and diet-related chronic diseases; the weight given to these indicators is 75%. Other indicators assess additional actions companies are taking to prevent and address undernutrition among at-risk populations in developing countries – which are given a weight of 25% of the overall Index score. The undernutrition indicators are not applied to companies that derive less than 5% of their F&B revenues from non-OECD markets.