Access to nutrition index: Global index 2016

Access to nutrition index: Global index 2016

This is the second edition of the Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI). The ATNI is an independent benchmarking tool that measures companies’ contributions to good nutrition against international norms and standards.

One in three people in the world today is under-nourished or overweight. Obesity and diet-related chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers are global pandemics, affecting countries of all income levels. At the same time, undernutrition continues to affect billions of people globally – increasingly in the form of hidden hunger when people may have enough food but lack access to sufficient micronutrients. Given their global reach, food and beverage companies have a powerful role to play alongside governments, international organizations and civil society in helping to tackle this crisis and its grave human and economic consequences.

This report summarizes findings from the 2016 ATNI Global Index, which rates 22 of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers on their nutrition-related commitments, performance and disclosure globally.