May 23, 2022  

PepsiCo named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

The company’s ESG transparency and performance places it first among food, beverage and tobacco industry companies awarded the honor.

PepsiCo ranks first among food, beverage and tobacco industry companies and No. 2 overall on the 2022 list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens, a prestigious annual ranking that assesses organizations’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance.

The ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. is based on 155 factors across eight key areas including climate change, environmental impact, employee relations and human rights.

PepsiCo has earned placement on the list each year since 2009 — one of only 19 companies to achieve that distinction. This year, the company was one of only five which received a “green flag,” an achievement awarded to companies using their influence and spending to support policies aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement.

“We are working to build a stronger, more sustainable future for us all. We are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens.” — Jim Andrew, PepsiCo Chief Sustainability Officer

“Transparency and performance are key to delivering our pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) agenda,” says Jim Andrew, PepsiCo’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “We are working to build a stronger, more sustainable future for us all. We are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens.”

Awarded by 3BL Media, a purpose-driven communications firm, the honor considers PepsiCo’s performance over the past year on ESG qualifications. Examples of this work are reflected in the company’s goals to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, ambitions to be net water positive by 2030 and the Racial Equality Journey Black and Hispanic Initiatives, which pledged more than $570 million total to increasing representation at PepsiCo and uplifting businesses and communities.

“The 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2022 are answering the call by demonstrating the societal and bottom-line value of leadership and transparency around ESG topics,” says Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media. “They are setting ambitious goals, outlining robust strategies for achieving them, disclosing data to measure progress, and accounting for all stakeholders in business decisions.”

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