BASF is committed to scale-up support for multi-sector partnerships geared towards sustainably improving food and nutrition security for malnourished populations. This will contribute to the Nutrition for Growth Compact’s commitments to reduce stunting, severe acute malnutrition and deaths amongst children under-5, and improve access to improved nutrition to pregnant women and children under two.
Statement of Commitments
BASF, a leading supplier for nutrition and health solutions is committed to support partners and stakeholders in scaling up nutrition by providing access to affordable fortified staple foods for an extra 60 million people each year, in developing and emerging market countries from 2012 to 2015.
This is to be achieved through:
- Strategic focus to enhance nutrition quality for a growing world population
- Nutritional policies, projects and practices aiming for a high standard of nutrition and health amongst more than 110,000 employees at BASF worldwide, specifically including breastfeeding mothers
- Technical capacity building of food producers and stakeholders, thereby making fortified foods available to those at risk of malnutrition
- Agricultural solutions to optimize agricultural production and improve the quality of food, feed and fiber
- Partnerships such as SAFO and the German Food Partnership aimed at improving nutrition quality and quantity along the food value chain. Between 2008 and 2012, SAFO has reached 150 million people with improved access to fortified staple foods
- Participation in the Business Platform for Nutrition Research to develop new nutrition solutions to promote healthy, nutritious and affordable solutions for all consumers