Media Coverage of the Global Index 20219 July 2021
This article covers the key overall messages of the launch of the Global Index, focusing on Index results and the role of companies and ATNI’s work in tackling the global malnutrition crisis.
“The Index ranked 25 of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers and claims that the industry has only made small improvements in recent years. With progress from the top 10 ranking manufacturers seemingly slowing down, ATNI has called on companies to step up their efforts to tackle some of the world’s toughest nutrition challenges.”
Food and Beverage News published a positive response to Nestlé maintaining its lead in the Global Index 2021 rankings. The article explores the factors that contributed to the company’s scoring, including Nestlé’s nutrition strategy; commitment to making nutritious food available to all; policy on responsible marketing to children; transparent reporting practices; and support for government efforts to tackle malnutrition.
The article quotes Rob Cameron, global head of public affairs at Nestlé: “People around the world are struggling to access nutritious and affordable food. Our goal is to offer food and beverages that are good for people and the planet. We are proud of the recognition by ATNI and take this as encouragement to continue our work to improve nutrition and health. Businesses have a crucial role to play in tackling global nutrition challenges.”
This piece by NutritionInsight reports on company rankings in the Global Index 2021, as well as the food industry’s role in improving the global nutrition context. The article cites an interview given by Inge Kauer, Executive Director at ATNI:
“F&B manufacturers must take responsibility to deliver healthy product offerings to consumers across the globe and not leave nutrition behind…We’ve seen the fragility in supply chains in the last three years, but we’ve also seen companies using this as an opportunity to innovate. With an increasing demand from consumers for healthy products, there is an opportunity for manufacturers to take on this newfound responsibility and to use the new post-COVID-19 reality to enable healthier diets for all.”
On the 1st July, 2021, ATNI Executive Director, Inge Kauer, gave a Dutch language interview on NOS radio 1 journaal. In the interview, she explained the global malnutrition context during Covid-19, and introduced the launch of the Global Index 2021 as well as its results.
Follow the link below to listen to the broadcast, which begins at 0:22:00 (22mins).