Goal: Create a safe, healthy, diverse, and inclusive workplace that reflects the global communities in which we operate.
PepsiCo associate at the Tropicana plant in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
We are always looking for ways to make PepsiCo a great place to work.
One way we do so is by offering associates a comprehensive package of benefits designed to meet or exceed the standards of the competitive marketplaces in which they work around the world.
In the United States, we offer a full range of savings and retirement benefits, and health and wellness benefits that include medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, mental health, life and accident insurance, as well as disability and flexible spending accounts.
Same-sex domestic partners who meet certain eligibility requirements are eligible for coverage under PepsiCo benefits in the United States. Eligible part-time associates receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.
Outside the United States, benefits are provided through a combination of company-sponsored programs and state programs funded by payroll or other taxes.
PepsiCo has adopted global standards designed to ensure that all associates receive at least basic medical, disability, and life insurance and retirement benefits, regardless of location. The company has an ongoing process in place to review and, if necessary, adjust practices in mature markets and shape practices in emerging markets in line with these standards.
Our global wellness strategy is designed to engage employees and their families in developing and sustaining healthy behaviors to improve their overall quality of life.
Our Healthy Living program encourages employees and their families to focus on healthy lifestyles at home, work and play.
Healthy Living includes access to preventive screenings, and rewards for completing personal health assessments and for participating in health improvement programs or competitions. In 2013, we began focusing our Healthy Living efforts on four key areas: Eat Healthy (nutrition); Find Balance (mental health); Get Moving (physical activity); and Be Well (prevention).
Health and Wellness at Work
PepsiCo provides on-site health and wellness services in the vast majority of countries in which we operate. These services, which vary by location, include routine medical care, education programs on health, nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, and fitness centers.
Healthy Money is another key aspect of PepsiCo’s wellness program, providing tools and resources to improve the financial fitness of PepsiCo’s employees.
Through Healthy Money, employees in North America, for example, have access to professional financial counselors and online tools that assist with building personal financial plans, lowering debt, saving for retirement and much more.
Wellness activities and initiatives tend to vary by country according to local culture and norms. For example, the wellness program in India focuses on “Formula3 — Food, Fun & Fitness,” with regular activities including physical fitness, nutrition counseling and measurement of an individual’s body?mass index, blood pressure and cholesterol.
The program has been a tremendous success, increasing employee awareness of and participation in their health and well-being.
One of PepsiCo’s top priorities is the safety, health and well-being of our associates around the world. We aim to support and sustain a culture of safety within PepsiCo, striving for an incident-free workplace.
To ensure occupational health and safety throughout our operations, each PepsiCo business is staffed with health and safety professionals, and safety committees or coordinators are present and active in all company-owned manufacturing plants.
PepsiCo associate at a distribution center in Perth, Western Australia.
We set annual health and safety strategic targets and plans for improvement in all our individual businesses, and leaders have specific health and safety objectives in their Performance Development Plans.
In 2013, all company-owned plants were assessed against PepsiCo’s global Health and Safety program and, following completion of the audit, each plant developed an improvement action plan. In addition, 65 plants are OHSAS 18001-certified by independent consultants, and 31 facilities in the United States are part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program, the industry standard for health and safety.
Safety Leadership Journals
In our Australia and New Zealand operations, safety is top of mind for all managers thanks to the use of Safety Leadership Journals.
The Journals include monthly safety topics, a number of “Cut out and keep” guides, the Ten Easy Safety Tips for drivers, and ergonomic positions to watch out for. There is also a “what to look out for” guide, making it really easy to identify key risks, positive behaviors and hazards.
In 2013, the Journals were expanded to include food safety and environment safety. These resources help managers talk about safety as part of normal, daily business operations.
In 2012, more than 8,000 safety conversations were recorded in Journals across Australia and New Zealand.
Best plants in the Riyadh Industrial City
In 2013, PepsiCo’s International Refreshments Company (IRC) in Riyadh was selected by the Saudi Industry Property Authority as a model for best plants in the Riyadh Industrial City.
A delegation of 32 officers from the Riyadh Civil Defense visited IRC to learn about the safety policies and procedures at the plant and to identify opportunities to bridge the gap between the private sector and the enforcing authorities in terms of health and safety.