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All of this activity is crucial in its own right and crucial in fostering the third part of our purpose aims: Cherishing our employees, what we call talent sustainability.

"The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become." — Johann von Goethe

PepsiCo is blessed with an extraordinary group of people. Talent sustainability is the process of treating them well and priming them to fulfill their dreams. So it is at PepsiCo. We pursue diversity to reflect the consumers we serve. We create an inclusive environment and encourage associates to bring their whole selves to work. We provide excellent benefits and training opportunities. Our associates respond accordingly and deliver the outstanding results we present to you here. They are great corporate citizens, in addition to being good parents, caregivers, coaches, and community leaders. They combine a wonderful can-do spirit with an earnest must-do sense of responsibility. Gathered together each day in offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers around the world, they make PepsiCo a company with a soul.

Let me share some notable examples of the ways we continued to advance our talent sustainability goals in 2007:

  • Increasing female and minority representation in the management ranks.
  • Engaging employees in health and wellness programs.
  • Encouraging employees to participate in community service activities.
  • Creating rewarding job opportunities for people with different abilities.

Again, these and other initiatives are detailed later in this report, and they helped PepsiCo earn accolades from several prominent organizations including Catalyst, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise magazine, Latina STYLE magazine, Fortune, and others. We are proud to be recognized internationally as "a great company" for which to work.

Doing better by doing better — that’s the ambition Performance with Purpose has sparked in us. It’s always been part of our DNA and our operating mind set. In 2007, it boosted the engagement and emotional commitment of associates across the company.

All over the world, I have met associates who have embraced Performance with Purpose. New associates understand it instinctively and expect this sort of holistic approach from their employer. Veteran employees have embraced it with no less passion. For many it has rekindled their creative spirit and renewed their commitment to the company.

Together, we are all building on the platform of human, environment and talent sustainability, while continuing to deliver great financial results.

We can do that because all associates can see that performance and purpose go hand-in-hand. They see that what is good for society is also good for business. They see that we are walking the talk: measuring and tracking the things that we say are important. That is a great source of motivation across the company.

We enter the new year with great results behind us and great prospects to come. I look forward to 2008, because I know we are a strong company, a responsible company, a good company.

Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

2007 Talent Honors

  • Corporate Research Foundation International, Holland’s professional publication and ranking organization, named PepsiCo among the Best Companies to Work for in Spain.
  • Latina STYLE named PepsiCo Company of the Year.
  • University students in China named PepsiCo one of the Best Graduate Employers in China for the second year in a row.
  • Catalyst honored PepsiCo with the 2007 Catalyst Award for its Woman of Color Multicultural Alliance.
  • China Rights Forum and China Business News Group named PepsiCo 2007 Outstanding Employer of China in the Shanghai Region.
  • Business Ethics magazine named PepsiCo to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.
  • DiversityBusiness named PepsiCo as one of America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities.
  • Hispanic Business named PepsiCo among its Top 60 Diversity Elite.
  • PepsiCo was named among the Most Influential Multinationals in China for the third consecutive year.
  • The Human Rights Campaign named PepsiCo as one of the Best Places to Work for Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) Equality.
  • The AIDS Responsibility Project (ARP) presented PepsiCo with the International Corporate Courage Award.
  • The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) honored PepsiCo with the inaugural Jackie B. Trujillo SOAR Award.
  • Working Mother magazine named PepsiCo one of the top five among the Top 50 Best Companies for Multicultural Women.
  • Latin Business magazine named PepsiCo to its Corporate Diversity Honor Roll.
  • Essence magazine named PepsiCo one of the 25 Best Companies for Black Women.
  • The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce awarded PepsiCo and EnAble with the Innovation Award.
  • The Times recognized PepsiCo U.K. & Ireland as a place Where Women Want to Work.
  • Black Enterprise magazine named PepsiCo as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity.

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