Nutrition & Health

Many crops are grown in poor, remote rural areas where access to clean water, health facilities and sanitation is limited. This can be extremely detrimental for the health and wellbeing of farming communities.


Nutrition and health are the focus of UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3, which aim to make good health, nutrition and zero hunger a reality for all.

Our initiatives include:

  • Ensuring our employees have access to enough safe sources of food, water and sanitation during working hours

  • Running the Healthy Living Campaign to reach communities with campaigns on health and nutrition

  • Promoting crop diversification to farmers to improve food and nutrition security

  • Mobile medical screenings in rural areas

  • Manufacturing and retailing fortified dairy products for consumers in African markets

  • Supporting manufacturing customers globally to reduce salt, fat and sugar through ingredients solutions

  • Supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic

Goals and Progress

We report on the goals and targets in the Human and Social Capital sections of our 2020 Annual Report.


As with many social change initiatives, we cannot achieve progress at scale in isolation. So, we work with other initiatives and partners such as:


  • Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute

  • Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire 

Monitoring through AtSource

AtSource+ allows customers to track a number of social and health metrics in the supply chain including:


  • Percentage of farmer households with access to healthcare facilities

  • Percentage of farmer households with access to clean drinking water and sanitation

  • Percentage of farmer households that are food secure, using the MAHFP methodology

  • Number of beneficiaries from health infrastructure and equipment. For example, the construction and renovation of clinics, water-wells and sanitary facilities 

  • Number of beneficiaries receiving healthcare services, including medicines, health check-ups, HIV testing, community health workers, hospitals and mobile medical screenings

  • Number of beneficiaries attending health sensitisation or training on issues like chronic disease prevention and management 

  • Number of beneficiaries receiving nutrition support such as support for healthy eating, and micronutrient fortification

Helping farming communities meet their own health and nutrition needs

The combined expertise of our local sustainability teams with partners such as Funcafé, TechnoServe, Côte d’Ivoire's National Nutrition program, USAID (United States Agency for International Development), and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) delivers solutions to improve access to clean water, healthcare services and supplies, and nutritious food.


Initiatives range from using geo-location to identify and screen for infant malnutrition in farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire - where one in five children experience stunted growth and development - to fortifying key staples with vitamins and minerals in our processing facilities.

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