PepsiCo's strong record of community support and corporate citizenship is more reason to celebrate.
Community: PepsiCo, through the PepsiCo Foundation and its operating divisions, supported more than 1,000 community organizations with grants totaling $15.7 million. The PepsiCo Foundation focused principally on support of youth, education and diversity programs. In addition, we donated several million dollars' worth of products and services. We encourage volunteerism among our more than 125,000 employees and support an Employees' Matching Gifts program.
Suppliers: PepsiCo bought $383 million worth of goods and services - more than ever before - from minority-owned and women-owned suppliers. You can learn how to be a supplier at our web sites: www.pepsico.com/mwbe/ and www.fritolay.com/biz/minority. The Women's Business Enterprise National Council named us among "America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprise." PepsiCo minority and women business development programs were rated among the top-10 nationally by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
Employees and Business Partners: We were named by Fortune magazine to its list of America's "50 Best Companies for Minorities," by Hispanic magazine to its list of "The Hundred Companies Providing the Most Opportunities to Hispanics," by Latina Style magazine to its list of "The 50 Best Companies for Latinas," and by Minority MBA magazine to its list of "Ten Top Companies for Minority MBAs." We launched our diversity web site Diversity@work on www.pepsico.com/diversity.
Environment and Safety: We encourage conservation, recycling and energy use programs that promote clean air and water and reduce landfill. A report on our environmental commitment is available at www.pepsico.com. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration named two more PepsiCo facilities to its top "STAR" status as part of the agency's Voluntary Protection Program.