World’s largest food companies urged to step up efforts on global nutrition crisis

Global Access to Nutrition Index ranks 22 largest companies on contributions to tackling obesity and undernutrition; Unilever leads 2016 ranking

Utrecht, The Netherlands – The world’s largest food and beverage companies have made some progress towards improving consumers’ diets but they still have a long way to go if they are to play their full part in tackling the mounting global nutrition crisis, a new report said today.

“The 2016 Access to Nutrition Index findings provide a much needed roadmap to companies and industry groups on how to accelerate improved performance on nutrition practices globally,” stated Lauren Compere, Access to Nutrition Foundation board member and Managing Director of Boston Common Asset Management.  “We hope U.S. companies learn from the global practices of some of their European peers who have ranked high on the Index.  Overall, we must see food and beverage companies embed better nutrition goals into their core business practices from product design and reformulation, labeling, and marketing practices.”

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