At PepsiCo, each of us has a role to play in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. For some of us, it means summoning the courage to stand up and speak out, sharing opinions or experiences. For others, it means listening with patience and empathy, creating an environment conducive to dialogue. For all of us, it means asking questions, respecting answers, being open to fresh perspectives, and, most importantly, appreciating one another’s contributions to our PepsiCo community.
PepsiCo was built on the foundation that we thrive because of our diversity, and we believe we have a responsibility and unique opportunity to help address societal challenges. And in the U.S., we are addressing one of the most important issues in our society with PepsiCo’s Racial Equality Journey, investing more than $500 million dollars over the next five years with a focus on three pillars: People, Business, and Communities. For people, we are focused on increasing Black and Hispanic representation at PepsiCo to reflect the workforce availability of the communities where we work through recruitment, education, internships, and apprenticeships. For businesses, we are leveraging our scale and influence across suppliers and strategic partners to increase Black and Hispanic representation and elevate diverse voices. And for our communities, we’re working to drive long-term change by addressing systemic barriers to economic opportunity and advancing economic empowerment for Black and Hispanic Americans.
For more information on our efforts to improve diversity in the workplace, in our value chain, and in our communities, see our Diversity Report and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page on our website.