Our iconic billion-dollar brands inspire people every day to make choices that are better for them and the planet.
People throughout the world enjoy PepsiCo products more than one billion times a day, so we have an incredible opportunity to use that scale to inspire consumers to make a positive impact on our planet and communities and to make positive choices within their own lives.
We are on a mission to create more smiles with every sip and every bite, and we are doing that for our consumers by creating joyful moments through our delicious products and unique brand experiences.
For example, we are making it easy for consumers to choose the great-tasting beverages and convenient foods they want while working to accelerate the reduction of added sugars in beverages and sodium and saturated fat in convenient foods and offering them a product portfolio with diverse ingredients such as legumes, plant-based proteins and whole grains.
To meet consumer demand for more sustainable packaging, we continue to innovate on platforms that require little or no single-use packaging, and we offer reuse models in more than 80 markets, including SodaStream, SodaStream Professional, Gatorade Gx, fountain beverage reusable cups, returnable glass and plastic bottles, concentrates and powders. Learn more about our disruptive packaging solutions in Positive Value Chain.1
We are empowering our consumers to make more informed decisions. We are aiming to equip them with simple and clear information on our packaging and exploring ways to empower them with transparent environmental labeling. We are also rethinking packaging to reduce our carbon footprint and minimize waste to meet consumer demand for more options.
Of critical importance is the role our brands can play in creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world. This means addressing inequality in our business partnerships, in our communities and in the workplace. We are combining consumer trends data with a deep empathy and understanding of the cultural nuances of our consumers across the globe; and the diversity of our workforce allows us to connect with the consumer on a personal level and put consumer needs at the center of innovation and marketing.
Our approach to Positive Choices is delivering growth across beverages and convenient foods, and we anticipate that growth will continue to accelerate as we continue to harness the reach and culture-shaping impact of our iconic brands.
1. The Positive Choices innovative packaging solutions section is now included under the packaging section of the pep+ Positive Value Chain pillar alongside all of our packaging goals. This includes goals that were communicated in our 2021 ESG Summary to develop and deploy disruptive sustainable packaging materials and new models for beverages and convenient foods, which is now covered under our new reuse goal introduced in late 2022.
Expanded portfolio offerings
We have enhanced our product portfolio to help build a more sustainable food system by making it easier for consumers to make Positive Choices that are better for people and the planet.
We continue to expand our portfolio offerings in an effort to meet our goals and to continue providing consumers with the products they want through a combination of reformulation, new product innovations and the acquisition of new brands.
We are also improving the nutritional profile of our convenient food products by including diverse ingredients that help consumers meet dietary recommendations for key food groups such as legumes, whole grains, plant-based proteins, fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds.
By displaying clear and prominent labeling on our product packaging, we are making it easy to understand the nutritional content of our beverages and convenient foods, empowering consumers to make informed, positive choices.
Our portfolio advancements
Expanded portfolio options through Positive Choices
We continue to innovate and expand our portfolio with products that provide more nutritional benefits. Not only are we improving the nutritional profile of many products through reformulations that reduce added sugars in beverages and sodium and saturated fat in convenient foods, we are also investing in innovation to deliver important food groups and nutrients that contribute to a healthy diet — accelerating a journey we initiated decades ago.
PepsiCo complies with all relevant labeling laws and regulations in all markets in which our products are sold. To provide consumers with a range of positive choices that prioritize better nutrition and to help consumers make more informed decisions about the environmental impact of their purchase, we aim to provide clear information on our packaging. We are working toward a consistent approach to nutritional labeling to help consumers make conscious, informed choices throughout the world.
Goals & progress
Expand our portfolio to provide more consumer choices with products that are better for the planet, as well as people.
Balancing the nutritional profile of our portfolio has been a focus of ours for many years, and we are proud of the progress we have made to reduce added sugars in beverages and sodium and saturated fat in convenient foods, all while maintaining the great tastes our consumers love.
In 2022, as in the prior year, 75% of our convenient foods portfolio volume did not exceed 1.1g of saturated fat per 100 Calories — a goal we achieved ahead of schedule in 2021. In addition, in 2022, 68% of our convenient foods portfolio volume did not exceed 1.3mg of sodium per Calorie.
And, we continue to make progress on our added sugars goal. In 2022, 56% of our beverage portfolio volume contained no more than 100 Calories from added sugars per 12 oz. serving.
Continue to provide consumers choices for every occasion by expanding our product offerings by 2025:
Sugar reduction goal
Sodium reduction goal
Saturated fat reduction goal
Diverse ingredients goal
1. As of 2020, Top 26 Beverage markets represented 80% of our global beverages volume and Top 23 Convenient Foods markets represented 88% of our global convenient foods volume. Results reflect exclusion of Be & Cheery portfolio.
2. As of 2021, Top 26 Beverage markets represented 79% of our global beverages volume and Top 23 Convenient Foods markets represented 86% of our global convenient foods volume. Results reflect exclusion of Be & Cheery portfolio.
3. As of 2022, Top 26 Beverage markets represented 78% of our global beverages volume and Top 23 Convenient Foods markets represented 86% of our global convenient foods volume. Results reflect exclusion of Be & Cheery portfolio.
Positive brands for the planet and people
We know that our brands such as Lay's, Doritos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and SodaStream each have a unique resonance with consumers and can influence the choices they make. That is why we are building purpose into our brands and using their power to inspire consumer action toward a better future for the planet and people.
We hope to educate consumers about the impacts of their buying choices and empower them with clear environmental labeling on our products. We remain committed to investing in the communities in which we operate and want to leverage the power of our many iconic brands to help promote a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.
At PepsiCo, people come first, which is why we strive to address our consumers’ needs and empower them with information that can help them make better choices. We are also committed to transparency. Through adopting more transparent nutritional labels and supporting the development of industry-wide environmental labeling standards, we are making it easy to learn what’s inside our products and how their ingredients were grown, processed and packaged.
Goals & progress
Positive brands for the planet and people goal
Many of our consumer brands are committed to our pep+ agenda, aiming to positively influence environmental and societal causes where they can have the biggest impact:
In partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation, Doritos promotes SOLID BLACK®, an ongoing initiative to provide resources and a platform for Black Changemakers who use innovation and boldness to drive culture and give back to their communities. In addition, the Doritos Rainbow campaign in Latin America has elevated the brand’s commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
As a sponsor of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League and the UEFA Women Champions League, each year Gatorade drives positive change for both people and the planet through its “5v5” soccer tournament, to give young men and women from every background the chance to play competitive sport.
Stacy’s Pita Chips continued its longstanding commitment of championing women-owned businesses with the announcement of its 2023 class of the Stacy’s Rise Project™, a grant and mentoring program for female entrepreneurs.
In 2022, SunChips brought back its "Art Seen" campaign and spotlighted underrepresented, diverse artists at an exhibit in Miami. In 2023, select artists featured in the Miami exhibit will be featured on millions of SunChips bags and on SunChips social media and advertising.
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