Targets and Performance
Highest nutritional standards
We continuously work to improve the taste and nutritional quality of our products using globally recognised dietary standards. In 2017, globally 39% of our portfolio met the highest nutrition standards. In India, 47% of our total food and refreshment portfolio met the highest nutrition standards.
Reduce salt levels
In 2017, globally 63% of our Foods portfolio (by volume) and in India 58% of the Foods portfolio (by volume) was compliant to 5g salt per day target.
Remove trans fat
In 2017, both globally as well as in India, 100% of our portfolio was virtually free from trans fats originating from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil1. We undertake regular reviews of our products to ensure we continue to be compliant.
Our commitment states that by 2020, we will remove 25% of sugar from ready-to-drink tea, powdered ice tea and milk tea products. Globally, we have reduced sugar by 15% and in India we have reduced sugar by 13% in powdered ice tea and milk tea premix portfolio since 2010.
Reduce calories – children’s ice cream
Globally, 100% of our children’s ice creams, and in India, 100% of our children’s frozen desserts & edible ice portfolio contained 110 kilocalories or fewer per portion by 2014. In 2017, we continued to remain at 100% compliance.
Reduce calories – packaged ice cream
Our commitment stated that by 2015, 80% of our packaged ice cream products would not exceed 250 kilocalories per portion. Globally, we are at 90% compliance, and in India, we are at a compliance of 97%.
Provide healthy eating information
We are committed to include energy per portion on the front of pack and eight key nutrients. We are also committed to declare the percentage of Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) for five nutrients on the back of pack. Our targets respect local or regional industry agreements as well as the law in each market.
In 2017, Globally 94% of our portfolio carried the full nutritional information on pack and in India, 100% of our Food and Refreshment portfolio had full nutritional labelling on pack in compliance with local legislation.
1We have published our definition and approach to removing trans fats from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. See: Melnikov S & Zevenbergen H. "Implementation of removing trans fatty acids originating from partially hydrogenated vegetable oils". New Food 2012; 5: 44-46. This approach focuses on main ingredients in our recipes and does not include traces of trans fats from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil that may be found in some flavours or emulsifiers.