The International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, which constantly maintains its independence and integrity. ICDA will form strategic collaborations - working in partnership with other entities - to achieve its mission and goals.
ICDA guidelines for collaboration with the broader food, nutrition and health sector organizations and companies have the objective of increasing ICDA’s potential through receipt of funds and/or services from sponsoring corporations and other entities while maintaining its integrity and independence, as well as the professional standing of its members.
A wide range of options exists for companies and other entities to collaborate with ICDA. This type of collaboration can support both ICDA’s objectives as well as those of the collaborating entity. ICDA understands that forming new partnerships is a positive step towards promoting its objectives and aspirations.
For the above reasons, the ICDA will not sign sponsorship and/or collaboration agreements with organisations, entities or companies that have objectives, marketing strategies or practices that contradict, hinder or obstruct its mission, values, or the ethics of the profession.