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Did You Know?
PepsiCo was one of the first companies of its size to publicly commit to quantitative system-wide environmental reduction goals, including a 20 percent reduction in water use intensity by 2015.
By investing significantly in water-reuse technology in its plants, PepsiCo South America Foods achieved its water conservation goals in 2010, five years earlier than expected.
In 2009 PepsiCo India achieved a positive water balance -- giving back more water than its facilities consumed.
PepsiCo is committed to water conservation as it is a key ingredient for the company's agricultural production and manufacturing operations around the world. Through the reduction of water use in its operations and its work in public-private partnerships, the company demonstrates leading water stewardship. Last week, PepsiCo was the sole recipient of the prestigious 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award, recognizing a commitment to water consumption and efforts to help solve water challenges on a broad scale.
From June 15-18, PepsiCo participated in the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, hosted by the UN Global Compact. The event seeks to bring greater scale and quality to corporate sustainability practices, as a critical contribution to sustainable development. At the forum, Robert ter Kuile, senior director, Environmental Sustainability, Global Public Policy - PepsiCo, spoke on a water panel that included representatives of the Earth Institute's Columbia Water Center, a key partner of PepsiCo's in water stewardship.
Read more from PepsiCo leaders on water and stay tuned to PEPline for continued coverage of PepsiCo's presence at Rio+20.
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