Supporting healthy diets and nutrition programs in the workforce
Category E consists of two criteria:
- E1 Supporting Employee Health and Nutrition
- E2 Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work
To perform well in this category, companies should:
- Publicly commit to support employee health and nutrition in the U.S. through a workforce nutrition program, which includes expected outcomes and is available to all employees and their family members.
- Implement a workforce nutrition program consisting of healthy food at work, nutrition education, and nutrition-focused health checks. Evaluate the program and publish information about the results.
- Formally grant paid parental leave of at minimum 14 weeks, as well as offering arrangements to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.
- Employee health
- Breastfeeding support
Overall, scores decreased in Category E, with the average score decreasing from 4.1 to 3.7 out of 10. Unilever now leads the category with 7.3 out of 10, while Kellogg also demonstrated significant improvement. Being signatories of the WNA, both performed well in E1 and showed strong performance in E2. Kraft Heinz and KDP are also commended for improving their performance significantly, having both introduced new policies since 2018 regarding workforce nutrition and supporting breastfeeding mothers.