Arla Foods ranks 5th in the Global Nutrition Index 2021

12 July 2021, Dhaka

  • The company reaffirms its commitment to affordable nutrition during global Covid-19 pandemic
  • A massive progress from 14th to 5th place within 5 years only
  • Global Nutrition Index 2021 is presented by Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI)

Arla Foods, one of the leading global dairy companies, has progressed with consistent improvement to the 5th position of Global Nutrition Index 2021, from 14th in 2016. The index is presented by The Global Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), a groundbreaking initiative that evaluates the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers’ policies and performance related to the world’s most pressing nutrition challenges.

The entities placed in the index were assessed on their commitments, practices, and disclosure of governance and management; the production and distribution of healthy, affordable, accessible products; and how they influence consumer choices and behavior.

The key drivers identified towards Arla’s improved performance are the new labelling policy, responsible marketing policies, and an improvement in the healthiness of the product portfolio. The progress reaffirms the company’s global commitment to affordable nutrition during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the progress in the index, Peder Tuborgh, Global CEO of Arla Foods stated: “Our latest score from ATNI is something we can be very proud of. It’s a great testament to the strong work done in the past five years by many people across Arla led by the Global Nutrition team. Bringing health to the world is central to our vision and contributing to healthy, affordable diets for everyone is equally as important to Arla as driving down our carbon footprint.” 

Arla Foods Bangladesh Ltd, the local subsidiary of the Danish multinational dairy cooperative, has been operating in Bangladesh since 2014 along with its FSSC 22000 (V5) certified packaging facility located in Konabari, Gazipur. Its portfolio currently includes Dano Power, Dano Growth Shakti and Dano Daily Pushti, providing dairy nourishment and nutrition to almost 1.5 crore Bangladeshi consumers every month.


Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,400 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck®, Castello® and Dano®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products. Dano® gives access to milk to millions of Bangladesh people at an affordable price. The company has already created over 1600 direct and additional indirect jobs with its operation in Bangladesh.

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