Over the past several months PepsiCo has been recognized by several third party organizations for our commitment to fostering a culture of Diversity and Inclusion. For example:
- PepsiCo Asia Pacific won Asia’s Most Woman-Friendly Employer’ award;
- PepsiCo’s Adelante was named 2011 Employee Resource Group of the Year at LATINA Style 50 Awards;
- PepsiCo was recognized by Working Mother Magazine as a ‘Best Company for Multicultural Women’ for 6th consecutive year;
- PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand receives Employer of Choice for Women citation for second consecutive year; and
- Today, Black Enterprise hailed PepsiCo, for the 8th consecutive year, as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity.
At PepsiCo, we strive to represent and reflect the global communities in which we live and work. To deliver superior performance, we create an environment of inclusion that respects the contributions and differences of every individual. Wherever possible, we use these differences to fuel innovation, strengthen our reputation and foster engagement within internal and external communities’ worldwide, ultimately creating success for PepsiCo globally.
Today’s complex work environment requires diversity of thought, language, educational background, race, gender, ethnicity and other differences that can increase creativity, productivity, and be leveraged to help PepsiCo thrive.
Leveraging diversity is more than simply acknowledging differences in people. It involves recognizing the value of differences and using those differences to fuel our competitive advantage. A diverse world is not waiting for us. It is here! We cannot allow PepsiCo to be an organization in which we rest on our past accomplishments. It is vital to our success that we continue to make diversity and inclusion a guiding principle at PepsiCo; it helps us better understand the needs of our consumers and customers and recruit and retain top talent. Given PepsiCo’s rich legacy of leading the charge in diversity and inclusion, we are certainly up to the challenge.
We are encouraged by these recognitions; however, we recognize that we have more to do. It is absolutely urgent that we work together to drive diversity and inclusion in our company’s culture. We cannot do this alone; that is precisely the point. Our competitive environment requires that we maximize every advantage through every individual.