This study aimed to do something that had not been done before: apply business case thinking to worker nutrition programmes in supply chains, using a structured and systematic approach. The study extended the definition of "business case" beyond financial returns on investment to cover a broad range of possible motivations for companies and sectors to invest in nutrition in their supply chains.
There are many complex and political challenges faced by companies working with large and diverse supply chains. For the cocoa sector, child labour, attaining a living income and deforestation are often seen as the most urgent. However, one area that affects productivity, profitability and reputation but is relatively easy to solve is workers’ nutrition.
This slide deck offers recommendations on the provisions of nutritious foods during the global COVID-19 pandemic and is part of a broader effort to develop an implementation support programme, supporting employers to implement Workforce Nutrition programmes.
One in three people globally suffers from at least one type of malnutrition. Malnutrition brings significant losses in productivity and potential, and poses challenges to employers in all settings. 58% of the world’s population will spend one third of their time at work during their adult life, so employers have an opportunity to help tackle malnutrition.
Nutrition programmes within commodity value chains provide a unique opportunity to improve health outcomes for workers, farmers, their households, and communities. They bring benefits to communities, businesses, governments, and markets. In order for these programmes to be viable in the long term, businesses need to be willing to invest, and the business case for doing so must be understood.
On 3 and 4 July 2019, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) organised a meeting in Geneva to discuss the why, what and how of improving employee nutrition. The meeting was attended by a broad range of stakeholders who are actively involved in Workforce Nutrition programmes. This paper reports on the discussions and outcomes of the workshop.
In this series, GAIN outlines the evidence for the four most common workforce nutrition interventions: healthy food at work; nutrition education; nutrition-focused health checks; and breastfeeding support. Each evidence brief outlines the possible interventions, reviews the literature to date, suggests best practices, and showcases success stories from front-runner businesses in the specific intervention area.
This report aims to give insight into the opportunities for tea supply chain actors to improve nutrition security. It presents the Nutrition Tea Project implemented in Indonesia and shows the lessons learned and successes reached because of this intervention.
Eight in ten female readymade garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh suffer from anemia, a condition which damages both health and productivity. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a workplace nutrition program on anemia reduction in female RMG workers of Bangladesh.
This situation analysis report presents an overview of the current practices in food and day-care-service provision in 15 ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh. It is part of the operational research for the project, "Improving Nutrition of Female Garment Industry Workers and Their Children in Bangladesh.