We provide people with simple and trustworthy nutrition information.
Nutrition labelling is a powerful tool to help people make informed choices about the foods they are buying. Today, governments and consumer organisations around the globe see nutrition labelling as instrumental in efforts to improve dietary habits to help counter growing obesity rates and prevent other dietary-related chronic diseases.
We follow a global approach for nutrition labelling on all our products and share our methods and progress with nutrition experts in many countries. Our global approach to nutrition labelling involves:
Our nutrition labelling approach is comprehensive and robust, covering all our brands and markets, and the target we set is very stretching. We have put a global governance model in place and executed numerous extensive monitoring activities, checking nutrition labelling product by product. We will continue to drive our labelling commitment in a harmonised manner across our total foods and beverages portfolio.
Nutrient profiling is a method to determine the nutritional quality of foods. However, there are over 100 nutrient profiles used for many different purposes and this leads to much debate on how best to define better products.
Unilever was the first company to apply a rigorous, peer-reviewed nutrient profiling methodology in marketing and advertising, for product reformulation, nutrition labelling, and nutrition and health claims. Our Highest Nutrition Standards are used to drive our global nutrition reformulation targets. This is applicable for Hindustan Unilever Limited as well.
In nutrition labelling, accurate health claims are essential in building consumer trust. That is why we have a global position for making nutrition and health claims on our foods and refreshments.
The intention of our claims must be to provide people with product nutrition information to help them make informed, healthier choices. This information must be relevant and concise, and applies to health claims made on- pack or through other marketing channels.
In India, all nutrition and health claims are in line with the local regulatory requirements.