11 Organisations Provide Examples, Learnings and Recommendations on How to Improve Nutrition at Work

PARIS and GENEVA, 8 June 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), as part of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance (WNA), are thrilled to publish the Workforce Nutrition Alliance Case Study Booklet, where eleven organisations shared their experiences on workforce nutrition and how they are working with their employees to provide more nutritious meals at work and support nutrition education.

This booklet consists of a collection of examples that showcase the work and direction of organisations that have made public commitments using the Nutrition Accountability Framework. Global organisations such as Ajinomoto, Eat Well Global, Google, Griffith Foods, Indofood, Kao, ofi, Olam, Quorn Foods, Royal DSM and Unilever contributed to this booklet. The case studies explore what these enterprises have done regarding workforce nutrition, the impact of their work and challenges faced which will hopefully inspire other companies to do more for their workers in office and throughout their supply chains.

“Over the last 12 months, we have seen more companies join us on our journey, a journey focused on enhancing workforce nutrition programmes and cementing this action through a positive commitment to improve workforce nutrition at work. As with everything the CGF does, our focus has to be on driving actions and sharing knowledge, and this is a great example of the impact we can have when we work together on these key topics.”Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum

The WNA was founded with a core belief that good nutrition is a key driver for both healthy lives and healthy business. To achieve this, the Alliance aims to support employers to adopt and expand workforce nutrition programmes to positively impact over three million employees in member organisations and supply chains by 2025 and over ten million by 2030.

Why is workforce nutrition important? At this point, one in nine people is undernourished, and one in three people is overweight or obese, bringing significant losses to individuals, households, economies and businesses due to malnutrition.

We know that 58% of the global population will spend at least one third of their adult lives at work, making the workplace an optimal point of intervention to contribute to improved health and wellbeing of individuals, their families and society at large.

Thus, by leveraging the workplace as a connector to people, the WNA can bring access to and knowledge about healthy eating to millions of people around the global through workforce nutrition. Global acknowledgement came at the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo in 2021 where workforce nutrition was identified as a win-win – benefiting people, businesses, and economies.

“We believe the ‘business case’ for change is strong. With workers spending, on average, one third of their lives at work, the workplace is an optimal point of intervention to contribute to improved health and wellbeing of individuals, their families and society at large. We are now calling on more organisations to join this movement.” Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

Click here to access the case study booklet


About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 4.6 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 55 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com

About GAIN 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with governments, businesses and civil society, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious foods for all people, especially the most vulnerable. For more information visit: www.gainhealth.org

For more information, contact:

Sharon Bligh
Healthier Lives Director
The Consumer Goods Forum

Zoe Daruwalla
Communication Officer 
The Consumer Goods Forum

Bärbel Weiligmann
Programme Lead Workforce Nutrition 
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)