Recognising the importance of health and wellness to consumers, our Board of Directors recently reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the Health & Wellness Resolutions.
The Resolutions set out our belief that manufacturers and retailers have a key role to play in improving the health and wellness of consumers, employees, their families and the communities they serve. We have, therefore, asked our members for increased alignment and engagement on our ambitious five-year plan, which aims to empower the world’s population to make healthier product and lifestyle choices. In June 2014, the Board of Directors has committed to lead the industry on a number of specific actions from the Resolutions, namely:
By 2016: Make company policies public on nutrition and product formulation;
By 2016: Implement employee health and wellness programmes;
By 2018: Industry-wide implementation of consistent product labelling and consumer information to help consumers make informed choices and usages; and
By 2018: Stop marketing communications to children under 12 for food and beverage products that do not fulfil specific nutrition criteria based on scientific evidence and/or applicable national and international dietary guidelines.