Arla Foods ranks 5th in Global Nutrition Index 2021

Staff Correspondent

13 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Arla Foods has progressed with consistent improvement to the 5th position of Global Nutrition Index 2021 from 14th in 2016.

The index is presented by The Global Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), a groundbreaking initiative that evaluates the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers’ policies and performance related to the world’s most pressing nutrition challenges, said a press release.

The entities placed in the index were assessed on their commitments, practices, and disclosure of governance and management, the production and distribution of healthy, affordable, accessible products and how they influence consumer choices and behavior.

The key drivers identified towards Arla’s improved performance are the new labelling policy, responsible marketing policies, and an improvement in the healthiness of the product portfolio.

The progress reaffirms the company’s global commitment to affordable nutrition during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Arla Foods Bangladesh, the local subsidiary of the Danish multinational dairy cooperative, has been operating in Bangladesh since 2014 along with its FSSC 22000 (V5) certified packaging facility located in Konabari, Gazipur.

Its portfolio currently includes Dano Power, Dano Growth Shakti and Dano Daily Pushti, providing dairy nourishment and nutrition to almost 1.5 crore Bangladeshi consumers every month.