In higher-risk countries, Nestlé has committed to implement some of The Code’s BMS marketing recommendations. Analysis for the Global Index 2018 showed that Nestlé’s policy, as it applies in these countries, aligns very closely to The Code’s BMS marketing recommendations. Nestlé has committed in these countries to follow The Code’s recommendations in full for four of The Code’s Articles (5,6,9 and 10), and the wording in relation to three other Articles (7,8,9) was nearly fully aligned. It applies these commitments to all ‘higher-risk’ countries in relation to all of its formulas from birth to 12 months of age, and its complementary foods, and, crucially, where regulations are absent or weaker than its policy, commits to adhere to its own policy.
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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