The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is published by the Access To Nutrition Foundation (ATNF), an independent non-profit organization based in the Netherlands dedicated to objectively assessing and improving the contribution the private sector makes to addressing global nutrition challenges. The primary objective of ATNF is to publish, on a regular basis, a set of Indexes that assess and rate major F&B manufacturers’ nutrition policies, practices and disclosure. The Index methodology is developed with input from a wide range of global stakeholders including the WHO and other policy makers, academia, civil society organizations, industry and investors. Since its launch in 2013, more than 50 investment firms have become signatories to the ATNI Investor Statement, with nearly $4 trillion assets under management. The Index is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.
The ﬁrst Global Index was launched in 2013 and the second in 2016. It gained a positive response from stakeholders, including F&B manufacturers, NGOs and investors. Following the publication of the ﬁrst Global Index, ATNF that organizes, designs and publishes the Indexes, conducted research to explore the feasibility of launching Spotlight Indexes to assess companies in markets with a high double burden of malnutrition – India, Mexico and South Africa. The purpose of such Spotlight Indexes was to gather and publish empirical evidence of companies’ performance on nutrition, to strengthen the basis for national dialogue and action to address the double burden.
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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