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Water Cooperation: Progress through Partnership

World Water Week is underway in Stockholm and this year’s theme is water cooperation, following on the United Nation’s call for 2013 as the International Year for Water Cooperation. For PepsiCo this is a perfect opportunity to highlight its comprehensive approach to water stewardship, including the key partnerships that help the PepsiCo Foundation provide access to safe water as well as the company’s operational successes to increase water use efficiency. Effective water stewardship is achieved through a variety of means but the goal is always the same: to use water responsibly. Transforming aspiration into reality demands engagement at every level. No single entity, program or organization has the resources or capacity to tackle this challenge single-handed. Collaborative innovation is the vehicle by which the goal of global sustainable water management and access to safe water will be met. In short, progress comes through partnership. Community partners, internal practices The ongoing... Read more

World Water Week Wrap-Up

Along with Dan Bena of PepsiCo global operations and Claire Lyons of the PepsiCo Foundation, I recently attended World Water Week in Stockholm. This conference has been an annual event since 1991 and brings together NGOs, governments, researchers, and companies from around the world. This year, over 100 countries Afghanistan to Zimbabwe were represented. Many of the alliances in which PepsiCo participates, including the Water Footprint Network, the UN CEO Water Mandate, and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s water leadership group, met during the week to share information and report on group initiatives. Read more

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

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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

Respecting Water as A Human Right Means Using it Wisely: Companies Must Do Their Part

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You might remember last month I wrote about what PepsiCo is doing to respect water as a human right by providing safe drinking water for people across the globe and also how I’ve been making small changes at my own home to be a part of the solution. As we celebrate Blog Action Day and its focus on water this year, I thought it might be helpful to show just how important water conservation is to PepsiCo by sharing a few examples of what we’re doing.

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The Road to World Water Week

I can’t help but think of the worldwide web when I see WWW but, in this case, it stands for World Water Week, an annual gathering of a few thousand people in Stockholm, Sweden, who get together to talk about — you guessed it — water!  Discussions focus on everything related to water – from quality to quantity, the politics of water (and there are a lot of these), the price of water, and how water (or the lack of it) can cause wars between nations. PepsiCo has had a presence at World Water Week for several years, but this year is especially exciting, because we are launching the first-ever PepsiCo Water Report: “Water Stewardship: Good for Business. Good for Society.” This is the first time our efforts to conserve and replenish water use in our operations and expand access to clean water around the globe... Read more