RCPCH implements due diligence process to work with FMCs
In a consultation in 2016 with the Royal College of Peadiatric and Child Health membership, the overwhelming majority of respondents said that it should accept funding from commercial organisations including formula milk companies (FMCs) and allow them to advertise specialist products subject to a robust set of safeguards set out in a due diligence policy.
Over the last year the RCPCH has communicated its due diligence processes to major FMCs and, to date, Danone has met the criteria. The relationship will continue on the understanding that an open and transparent way of working will be maintained, including keeping activities and policies under review.
Information about the due diligence policy can be found here.
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