For years, we have been focused on finding ways to reduce our environmental footprint in water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture-areas that are critical to our business and where we can make the biggest impact. We were one of the first global companies to publicly recognize water as a basic human right and were honored with the Stockholm International Water Institute's Industry Water Award for our water stewardship.
While we have advanced our packaging design to be increasingly sustainable, we also support public recovery and recycling infrastructure, cross-sector collaboration and consumer behavior in the effort to avoid more packaging waste sent to landfill or polluting our oceans. Our commitment to reducing waste also applies to our production facilities where we have made significant progress in recycling and reusing waste.
Our historic energy work has focused on efforts in our operations, which we will expand on in coming years as part of our plan to address greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in our value chain. Similarly, we intend to expand best practices in sustainable agriculture going forward, using what we have already learned by engaging 28,000 growers in our supply chain.
Managing the interrelationship between complex environmental issues is crucial and it is also good business. Our water, energy, packaging and waste-reduction initiatives delivered more than $600 million in cost savings between 2010-2015.
Most recently in 2015, we exceeded our operational water-use efficiency goal while providing access to safe water to 9 million people since 2006 through the PepsiCo Foundation and its partners. We also made progress in decoupling the growth of our production volume from our greenhouse gas emissions. Our Sustainable Farming Initiative expanded significantly. And we removed over 100 million pounds of packaging material from the market in 2015 compared with the prior year, and further reduced the amount of waste we sent to landfill.
View our 2015 Report and 2025 Agenda here to learn more about our progress in each of these areas.