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Progress on the Environmental Sustainability Journey

Like many organizations, we have been on a sustainability journey, learning how to balance short-term and long-term goals and position our company for success for generations to come. We anticipated the need to take environmental stewardship to a whole new level at the start of the new millennium, recognizing that environmental sustainability was becoming a core component of sustainable success. We began to put in place the systems, processes and metrics needed to drive continual improvement in conserving energy and water as well as to reduce the amount of packaging materials we use for our foods and beverages. Our sustainability agenda became even more integrated into our business in 2007 when our Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi introduced “Performance with Purpose,” our goal to deliver sustained financial performance by providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize... Read more

Water Stewardship: The Importance of Local Engagement and Collaboration

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

LAY’S ‘Goes West’ with New PepsiCo Foods Plant in China

With today’s announcement of our new snacks plant in the city of Wuhan – PepsiCo’s sixth food plant in Greater China – we’re opening the doors to growth in central and western China, a move that allows us to fuel the continued growth of products like Lay’s and Stax while supporting regional development with the creation of about 1,000 local jobs. Wuhan is PepsiCo’s first foods plant in China built to LEED standards, joining our three LEED Pepsi bottling plants as some of the most water and energy efficient facilities in the entire PepsiCo network. Applying the latest technology, the plant is expected to reduce energy consumption by 20% and water consumption by 30% compared to baseline plants – savings that simultaneously lower our operating costs. By using less water and energy, we’re producing potato chips in a way that’s good for China and good for PepsiCo, a model we follow in all 200 markets we operate in around the world. Read more

Recognizing Ethics, The Reward of Doing Good Business

Each year, the Ethisphere Institute examines companies around the world to award those who exhibit best practices in business ethics, anti-corruption, CSR and sustainability. As Ethisphere states on their website: There is no set number of companies that make the "World's Most Ethical Companies" list each year. Rather, the designation is awarded to those companies that have leading ethics and compliance programs, particularly as compared to their industry peers. Read more

PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy Announce Initial Findings of Positive Water Impact Pilot

Image from positive water impact pilot site in Mexico City - Xico Lake

We are proud to announce that PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have just finished the first phase of a joint Positive Water Impact study. By Positive Water Impact, we mean making more and better water available to the environment and the communities where we and our suppliers operate. The focus is local, at the watershed level. For a global company like PepsiCo it means coming up with solutions for every area where we operate, from our bottling facility in Zhanjiang, China to our snack and beverage plants in Mexico City. Read more