Introducing a Nutrition Compact at BASF SE – First Lessons & Progress

For BASF nutrition and health are main drivers of productivity and key for societal development and business success. Therefore, BASF engages in the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, which has been launched in 2010 to support national leadership and collective action of governments, researchers, international organizations and the private sector to scale up nutrition.

Explicitly, BASF operates in the framework of the SUN Business Network (SBN), a complementary platform of the SUN Movement specifically established for companies to improve nutrition. As a member of the SBN, BASF collaborates with partners in order to advance food and nutrition security for malnourished population groups.

BASF´s commitment to contribute to nutrition quality includes not only to improve the nutrition and healthy lifestyle of its about 113,000 employees in more than 80 countries and also to support access to fortified staple foods through its Food Fortification Initiative, as the two essential contributions to the Nutrition for Growth Compact (N4GC) and to the SUN Business Network who manages and tracks all commitments made as part of the N4GC. This compact, endorsed by 90 stakeholders including governments, businesses, civil society and donor organizations, seeks to seize the momentum of fighting malnutrition and improve the nutrition of 500 million pregnant women and young children.

The aim is to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under 5 by an additional 20 million, and save the lives of at least 1.7 million children by increasing breastfeeding and improving the treatment of severe and acute malnutrition by 2020. In addition, the N4GC called upon companies to foster employee nutrition and improve policies and practices for breastfeeding mothers at work.

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Introducing a Nutrition Compact at BASF SE – First Lessons & Progress

For BASF nutrition and health are main drivers of productivity and key for societal development and business success. Therefore, BASF engages in the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, which has been launched in 2010 to support national leadership and collective action of governments, researchers, international organizations and the private sector to scale up nutrition.

Explicitly, BASF operates in the framework of the SUN Business Network (SBN), a complementary platform of the SUN Movement specifically established for companies to improve nutrition. As a member of the SBN, BASF collaborates with partners in order to advance food and nutrition security for malnourished population groups.

BASF´s commitment to contribute to nutrition quality includes not only to improve the nutrition and healthy lifestyle of its about 113,000 employees in more than 80 countries and also to support access to fortified staple foods through its Food Fortification Initiative, as the two essential contributions to the Nutrition for Growth Compact (N4GC) and to the SUN Business Network who manages and tracks all commitments made as part of the N4GC. This compact, endorsed by 90 stakeholders including governments, businesses, civil society and donor organizations, seeks to seize the momentum of fighting malnutrition and improve the nutrition of 500 million pregnant women and young children.

The aim is to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under 5 by an additional 20 million, and save the lives of at least 1.7 million children by increasing breastfeeding and improving the treatment of severe and acute malnutrition by 2020. In addition, the N4GC called upon companies to foster employee nutrition and improve policies and practices for breastfeeding mothers at work.

Read more here

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