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Benchmarking Food Industry Commitmentsto Create a Healthier Food Environment: Business Impact Assessment (BIA)-Obesity Malaysia 2019

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posted on 05.04.2020 by Tilakavati Karupaiah, Gary Sacks, Bridget Kelly, Boyd Swinburn, Heather Yeatman, ELLA ROBINSON, Karathan Chinna, Mohd Noor Ismail, Stefanie Vandevijvere

Commitments and disclosures of top Malaysian food companies, covering food and non-alcoholic

beverage manufacturers, quick service restaurants and food retailers, were assessed in relation to

population nutrition and health. This was a pioneering academic-led study in Malaysia, which aimed

at identifying gaps in the food company policies and their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

approaches, using available information and comparing across companies, government mandates and

international norms. The findings will inform relevant stakeholders about food industry leadership in

relation to nutrition and food environment policies, as well as provide recommendations for improving

their commitments and disclosure practices.

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