Today’s news that the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation has exceeded its goal of reducing 1.5 trillion calories in the marketplace marks significant progress in the effort to curb obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles. (Read the announcement here.) It also demonstrates the important role companies must play as part of the solution. No single company, government or NGO can possibly address these issues alone. Solutions require a comprehensive, collaborative approach that unites the public and private sectors behind a set of common goals. Working together, we can continue to achieve meaningful results. PepsiCo has long recognized the role of industry in achieving solutions. In 2006 we set forth Performance with Purpose, which is our vision to succeed in the long term by creating sustained value. We’ve ... Read more

Earth Day is an opportunity to highlight our commitments, challenges and achievements toward a more sustainable future. At PepsiCo, we know that no resource is as critical to our planet as water. We also know that a healthy watershed provides a reliable water supply for use by business, community and agriculture. Last week, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s water leadership group launched “Sharing Water, Engaging Business,” a report highlighting the business case for local engagement and collaboration. The report is a key deliverable of the leadership group’s water stewardship pathway, which is led by PepsiCo. By describing the important functions that watersheds perform – from filtering runoff to absorbing flood waters to recharging groundwater reserves – the report makes the case for business involvement... Read more

With 7UP, Mirinda, Pepsi, Manzanita Sol, Lipton and H2Oh!, we have an incredible family of loved beverages that are at the heart of music and sports throughout Mexico. Pepsi, introduced here more than 100 years ago, has a long history of bonding with consumers through music, and that tradition will continue for years to come through the Pepsi Center in Mexico City. With the main concert and event producer in Latin America and a real estate partner, we created a state-of-the-art venue for concerts, expositions and sporting events. Since opening in March, it’s hosted some of the biggest names in music—bringing people together for the same kind of joy and fun they love about Pepsi. Gatorade, the world leader in sports hydration, is also the top choice for Mexican athletes. It fuels Olympic fútbol player Oribe Peralta and Olympic diver Paola Espinosa. In fact, business magazine Gestion... Read more

A 25-year veteran of PepsiCo, I believe that there has never been a more exciting time for PepsiCo Mexico. With some of the most cherished, iconic food and beverage brands in the country—Sabritas, Gamesa, Pepsi, Quaker, Sonric’s—we delight consumers every day, deliver great value for our customers and create delicious products that people enjoy around the world. That was clear as we toured a number of Mexico City restaurants and retail stores today with our Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi. We saw it firsthand during a visit to Burger King. When you go to BK in Mexico, you get customized Whopper-flavored Ruffles with your burger—served with your favorite beverage like Pepsi, Mirinda or 7UP. And the BK Storm ice cream, topped with our Milch chocolate and Emperador cookies, is a sweet way to finish a meal.With all of our beloved brands, this is the kind of... Read more

There’s no better time than Hispanic Heritage Month to reflect on the cultural history and gastronomical complexity of Latin Cuisine, influenced by 400 years of Spanish colonization. It is much more than the three culinary staples we tend to think of: corn, beans and chiles. Important in Latin cuisine is umami, one of the five basic tastes we experience when eating. It’s a brothy or savory taste naturally occurring in the flavor DNA of foods such as tomatoes and mushrooms, and developed through fermentation in products like soy sauce and parmesan cheese. If we take a look into the Latin pantry, we’ll find a variety of ingredients that deliver umami to enhance and develop flavors in recipes: Maggi is one of the most popular ingredients used in modern Latin cuisine. It is a dark and savory fermented sauce used for seasoning. Invented by Julius Maggi in 1890, it’s... Read more

2012 has been a remarkable year for Great Britain: the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and Paralympics, a British champion of the Tour de France and most recently, Andy Murray winning his first tennis Grand Slam title at the US Open. I am also pleased to say, as I welcome our Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi to our region, it has to date been a remarkable year for PepsiCo’s UK, Ireland and South Africa business as well. We began the year with a visit from Prime Minster David Cameron, as we announced a multi-million pound expansion of our Quaker Oats site in Scotland, followed by the opening of our new distribution centre in Peterlee, and then our investment in Walkers in Leicester, creating 110 jobs. At the same time, our brands have enjoyed great success. Take the Quaker Oat So Simple brand reaching a milestone... Read more

At PepsiCo, we believe that doing what’s right for people and our planet leads to a more successful future for our company.  We see sustainability as a catalyst for growth and an enabler of long-term financial performance. Sustainability isn’t a box you check.  It’s a journey that requires us to strive for continual improvement in what we make, how we make it, and how good an employer we are.  To make sure we are on the right path, we actively partner with our stakeholders – including consumers, customers, governments and NGOs.  We also benchmark ourselves against other companies to ensure we are at the vanguard of our industry. Today, the associates of PepsiCo got some terrific affirmation that we are on the right path:  We have been included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the sixth straight year.  We also made the DJSI’s North American... Read more

Para leer este artículo en español, haz click aquí. Let me start with a riddle: What do comedian George Lopez, Vice President Biden and our very own Al Carey, CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, have in common? On Thursday, September 13th, they’ll all play a role in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Anniversary Awards Gala, joining 2,500 powerful leaders in Washington, D.C. at the largest and most prestigious gathering of Latinos in the nation, where PepsiCo is proud to be Host Sponsor. Each year, CHCI serves as the unofficial kick-off for Hispanic Heritage Month around the country. Everyone has the opportunity to watch the Gala via a live webcast (7-11 PM Eastern Time). Tune in to see remarkable Latinos receive CHCI’s highest honors, and at 7:30 PM, hear Al Carey’s speak to why Latinos matter to PepsiCo, and how we’re supporting their empowerment and education. This year CHCI celebrates... Read more

To read this blog post in English, click here. Permítanme comenzar con una adivinanza: ¿qué tienen en común el comediante George López, el vicepresidente Biden y nuestro Al Carey, presidente ejecutivo de PepsiCo Bebidas América? El jueves, 13 de septiembre, todos ellos tienen un papel clave en la gala de entrega de premios del Instituto del Comité de Congresistas Hispanos (CHCI, por sus siglas en inglés), junto con otros 2.500 poderosos líderes, en Washington, D.C., en el más grande y prestigioso encuentro de latinos en la nación, en el cual PepsiCo está orgulloso de ser el patrocinador principales. Cada año, CHCI da inicio de manera no oficial al Mes de la Hispanidad en todo el país. Todos tienen la oportunidad de ver la gala a través del webcast en vivo (de 7 a 11 pm ET). A través del link podrán ver y escuchar a talentosos latinos recibiendo... Read more

Last week, PepsiCo received the Stockholm Industry Water Award and announced that it reached its goal of improving global water use efficiency by more than 20 percent per unit of production – four years ahead of the original 2015 target date based on a 2006 baseline. We are proud of these accomplishments but we know there is more work to do. At PepsiCo, we believe that social, economic and environmental sustainability is critical for the continued health and success of communities and for the long-term, profitable growth of our business. As a leading global food and beverage company – water stewardship and sustainable agriculture are truly part of our business. World Water Week’s theme – water and food security – highlighted the importance of maintaining our dedication to responsible water stewardship and agricultural productivity, particularly as we heard dire statistics on water scarcity and the lack of... Read more