Global Index

India Spotlight Index

The Foundation

Objectives

The first Access to Nutrition Global Index was launched in 2013. It was inspired by other successful indexes that ranked companies in a certain industry or field, such as the Access to Medicine Index. ATNI is founded on the premise that food and beverage manufacturers can make a strong contribution to addressing poor nutrition and dietary patterns, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases. By regularly assessing and ranking the world’s largest manufacturers on their overnutrition and undernutrition related commitments, practices and performance globally, ATNI aims to encourage companies to:

  • Increase consumers’ access to nutritious and affordable foods and beverages through appropriate product formulation, pricing and distribution.
  • Responsibly exercise their influence on consumers’ choice and behavior by improving marketing, labeling and the use of claims that promote healthy diets and active lifestyles.

The ambition of the 2013 Global Index was to build and launch a new and transparent platform that would regularly track and report on the food and beverage industry’s performance in improving nutrition and to stimulate a call to action for all stakeholders involved in the sector. The 2013 Global Index was well received by food and beverage companies and other stakeholders. Many companies responded constructively to ATNI’s findings and pledged to improve their policies, practices and disclosure related to nutrition. Some investors have reported that they use the Global Index to help inform investment decisions and engagements with food and beverage companies. Building upon the impact of the first Global Index, this edition seeks to stimulate dialogue among stakeholders and drive action from companies to improve their nutrition practices by:

  • Enabling companies to benchmark their own performance on nutrition against international standards and best practice, and compare themselves to their peers.
  • Providing an objective source of information for all stakeholders to evaluate companies’ contribution to addressing global nutrition challenges.

The overarching goal of the ATNI is to help facilitate better diets and to help reduce instances of obesity and undernutrition around the world.

Improving nutrition for all

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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Funders

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Wellcome Trust

CIFF

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