You’ve probably heard us talk about PepsiCo’s ambitious sustainability commitments called Performance with Purpose. These commitments include specific goals to reduce sugar, sodium and fat across our food and beverage portfolio while increasing whole grains, fruits and vegetables, reducing our environmental footprint and ensuring employees can develop great careers at PepsiCo. These goals not only support our commitment to the environment, our consumers and our associates, but also support our efforts to further grow our business.
How close are we to meeting the goals outlined in our 2009 Annual Report – The Promise of PepsiCo?
Today, I’m happy to inform you of the release of our 2009 Corporate Citizenship Report, which details the company’s progress toward its commitments based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
I invite you to take a look at the full report, but here are some highlights of what was accomplished in 2009 by the hardworking associates of PepsiCo around the globe:
Conserved more than 12 billion liters of water through efficiency improvements within PepsiCo operations as compared to the 2006 baseline.
- Achieved a 16 percent reduction in per unit use of energy in beverage plants and a 7 percent reduction in snack plants in 2009 compared to a 2006 baseline.
- Introduced the first fully compostable Sun Chips bag, which is made with 100 percent renewable plant-based materials.
- Increased the percentage of executive positions held by women globally to 30 percent.
- Reduced saturated fat by more than 50 percent in U.S. Lays and Ruffles potato chips.
Take a look at the full report below and let us know what you think.