Private sector policies and actions

How are private sector organisations affecting food environments and influencing obesity and non-communicable diseases preventions efforts?


This module aims to monitor the policies, commitments and actions of the largest food companies in Canada using the Business Impact Assessment – Obesity and population-level nutrition tool (BIA-Obesity).

BIA-Obesity is a tool and process developed by the international INFORMAS to assess company policies and commitments across six key domains: corporate strategy; product formulation; nutrition labelling; promotion to children and adolescents; product accessibility; and relationships with external groups. Each domain includes a number of indicators, with assessment based on the transparency, comprehensiveness and specificity of each company’s policies and commitments. A more detailed description of the tool is available here.

Module leader

Lana Vanderlee