The full ATNF BMS marketing methodology can be found here. It assesses the extent to which the six selected BMS companies market their products in line with the recommendations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (The Code) and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions, and, in the country studies, with related local regulations.
The companies’ scores in the BMS Marketing sub-ranking are based in part on analysis of companies’ corporate policies, management systems and disclosure (referred to as BMS 1) and in part on the results of in-country studies (referred to as BMS 2, see Figure 1 below).
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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