ATNI Index: Danone ranked among the top 3 performing companies and no.1 in the marketing of breast milk substitutes.

About ATNI

The Global Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is a global index published by the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF). Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF), an independent non-profit organization based in the Netherlands dedicated to objectively assessing and improving the contribution the private sector makes to addressing global nutrition challenges. ATNF is currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationthe Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The ATNI measures international Food and Beverage (F&B) manufacturers on the way they make, sell and market their products to address global nutrition concerns of underweight and obesity. ATNI measures companies’ contributions to good nutrition against international norms and standards. It also ranks the world’s leading manufacturers of breast milk substitutes (BMS) on their level of compliance with the International Code of Marketing Breast Milk substitutes.

ATNI assesses companies using the Global Index Corporate Profile Methodology. This methodology is based on international standards, guidelines and frameworks developed by organizations such as WHO, FAO and others.  The index was first published in 2013 and the second was published in 2016. ATNI assessed 22 of the largest global F&B manufacturers with an estimated $500 billion in sales in 2018.

Danone Performance

Danone’s global score has increased on all dimensions of the assessment (performance on General Nutrition, Undernutrition, and Marketing of BMS): 6.3/10 (+1.4 points versus 2016). Danone was recognized for publishing their Nutritional Targets 2020 and publicly reporting achievements relative to the targets. ATNI also appreciated Danone for achieving the sugar targets for 70% of products, saturated fat targets for 97% of products and salt targets for 85% of products.

Danone also leads the index in the 2018 BMS Marketing sub-ranking. This is keeping in line with our commitment to health and nutrition in the first 1000 days “Beyond responsible marketing: Danone’s role to promote breastfeeding”.

The 2018 ATNI Index assessment is a great recognition of Danone’s improvements and continuous commitments towards food and health.

These scores reflect all our actions and initiatives worldwide to offer better choices and foster healthier eating and drinking behaviors. This is our firm commitment, in-line with our mission: “bringing health through food to as many people as possible”