PepsiCo celebrates ten years as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. PepsiCo is honored to be recognized as one of the most energy efficient companies in the U.S. for the tenth consecutive year.
From electric fleets to new agriculture tools, here’s ten ways PepsiCo infuses its global operations with energy efficiency:
Frito-Lay electric truck.
1. Frito-Lay North America Fleets
With more than 280 electric vehicles on the road—one of the largest commercial fleets of all electric vehicles in the U.S.—Frito-Lay North America is limiting its greenhouse gas emissions.
2. PepsiCo Global Resource Conservation Program
PepsiCo’s Resource Conservation (ReCon) program empowers employees to identify and deliver efficiencies in energy, water and waste. In 2013, PepsiCo identified approximately $15 million in savings throughout over 80 worldwide ReCon projects.
3. PepsiCo U.K. ‘50 in 5’ Initiative/i-crop
PepsiCo U.K. is currently leading a “50-in-5” initiative. Started in 2010, the five-year initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions and water usage by 50 percent each in water-stressed areas by the end of 2015. To help achieve this goal, the team partnered with Cambridge University to create i-crop, an innovative technology that measures soil moisture levels and crop water requirements.
4. Frito-Lay Casa Grande, Arizona Facility
A water-recovery and reuse system in Casa Grande that combines membrane bioreactor and low-pressure reverse-osmosis technologies.
In 2011, Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande, Arizona snack production plant achieved “near net zero” status by generating two-thirds of all its energy use from renewable energy sources and recycled water—all while producing nearly zero waste.
5. PepsiCo Beverages, Tolleson, Arizona Facility
In 2014, PepsiCo’s Tolleson, Arizona beverage facility launched a solar photovoltaic system to help power the plant. The 5,600 flat solar photovoltaic panels at the facility have the potential to generate more than three million kilowatt hours annually—over ten percent of the electricity used by the entire facility each year.
6. PepsiCo Snacks Kolkata, India Facility
PepsiCo’s snacks plant in Kolkata, India has increased the percentage of renewable energy use at the plant (as a percentage of total energy use) from ten to 70 percent since 2009. These energy savings were achieved by using rice hulls as a renewable energy source to cook potato chips and by using the plant’s waste heat as the energy source for on-site chillers.
PepsiCo Rail that runs throughout the country.
7. PepsiCo North America Rails
PepsiCo uses rails as a greener alternative to road vehicles. The rails originate in Bradenton, Florida and travel across the country to deliver Tropicana, Naked Juice, Gatorade, Aquafina and Starbucks Frappuccino.
8. Tropicana Ft. Pierce, Florida Facility
Tropicana’s Ft. Pierce, Florida beverage production facility takes methane gas produced by household waste in a landfill and converts it to electricity that helps power the plant.
9. Quaker Porto Alegre, Brazil Plant
In 2011, PepsiCo’s Quaker plant in Porto Alegre, Brazil began using oat hulls left over from manufacturing operations as a fuel source for the plant’s boilers, resulting in a 41 percent reduction in total energy use at the plant.
10. PepsiCo U.K. Logistics Fleet
Since 2009, PepsiCo’s U.K logistics fleet has avoided three million miles on the road. This reduction was achieved by sharing distribution routes with retail partners and by switching oats transit from road to rail in 2009.
 The Casa Grande facility is working toward significant reductions in energy use. It has reduced greenhouse gas use by 50 percent and natural gas use by 80 percent.