The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is founded on the premise that Food & Beverage manufacturers can make a strong contribution to addressing poor nutrition and related diseases. The ATNI assesses and ranks the world’s largest manufacturers based on their nutrition-related commitments, practices and performance globally.
This metric considers product formulation and nutrient profiling system.
To perform well in this Category, companies should:
- Make commitments and set targets for R&D spending aimed at improving the nutritional quality of their portfolio.
- Set targets for negative and positive nutrients1 to improve the formulation of products across their entire global portfolio, setting a baseline and target year for achieving them.
- Demonstrate progress by tracking and publishing the percentage of products that meet the targets, the percentage of products that meet the overall healthy standard and the amount by which that level has increased between 2012 and 2014.
- Capture and publish the percentage of products that meet the standard they have set for products to be advertised to children in the U.S., EU and rest of the world.
- Demonstrate that healthy options are widely available across their brands for adults and children, and that portion and package sizes for snacks and indulgent products have been limited.
- Commit to offering healthy and appropriately fortified foods that help to address undernutrition.
- Show that they focus their efforts to tackle undernutrition, funded both commercially and philanthropically, on priority countries and populations. Disclose their commitments, targets and performance in a consistent way that is easy to understand.
- Adopt and disclose details of a robust NPS applied to all products in all markets.