A SUMMARY OF OUR PROGRESS AGAINST OUR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS AND TARGET METRICS
2019 Sustainability Report Goals & Progress
Below is a snapshot of our 2019 progress toward our sustainability goals. For more detailed information on our performance over time, download our 2019 Performance Metrics sheet.
OUR WORK IS ALIGNED WITH UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly announced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address global challenges and set a blueprint for action to achieve the goals by 2030. Our sustainability priorities are aligned with the SDGs so that our actions can contribute to a greater collective impact.
Business Avengers for UN SDGs
PepsiCo is proud to be a Business Avenger for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our ambition is to use our scale, reach, and expertise to help build a more sustainable food system, and the SDGs provide a vital framework for progress and partnership on a global scale. Our efforts toward Goal 2, Zero Hunger, are aimed at increasing food security in areas where hunger and malnutrition remain prevalent, by promoting sustainable practices that improve farm productivity, farmer livelihoods, and agricultural resiliency.
Learn more about the UN Global Goals and PepsiCo’s work as a Business Avenger here:
Advance environmental, social, and economic benefits to communities around the world by supporting practices and technologies that promote improved farmer livelihoods and agricultural resiliency.
Achieve 100% sustainably sourced1 potato, whole corn, oats, and oranges by 2020
Achieve 100% sustainably sourced1 palm oil by 2020
Achieve 100% sustainably sourced1 cane sugar by 2020
Achieve sustainably sourced1 priority raw materials based on business needs by 2025
Drive water security to assure business continuity while positively contributing to communities.
Improve water-use efficiency by 15% in our agricultural supply chain (focused on corn and potatoes) in high water-risk areas by 20253
Improve operational water-use efficiency by 25% in high water-risk areas by 20255
Replenish 100% of the water we use in manufacturing operations in high water-risk areas by 2025
Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard as our vehicle for water advocacy in high water-risk areas by 2025
Our actions include:
At the end of 2019, we had 3 high-water-risk facilities in progress of adopting the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard.
Deliver safe water access to 25 million people by 2025
Fundamentally change the way the world interacts with our packaging to deliver on our vision of a world where plastics need never become waste.
Design 100% of packaging to be recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025
Increase recycled content in our plastics packaging to 25% by 2025
Reduce 35% of virgin plastic content across our beverage portfolio by 2025
Invest to increase recycling rates in key markets by 2025
Our actions include:
Reduce added sugars, sodium, and saturated fats.
Reduce Added Sugars: ≥ 67% of beverage portfolio volume will have ≤100 Calories from added sugars per 12oz. serving by 2025
Reduce Sodium: ≥ 75% of foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.3 milligrams of sodium per Calorie by 2025
Reduce Saturated Fats: ≥ 75% of foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.1 grams of saturated fat per 100 Calories by 2025
Do our part to curb climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our value chain.
Human Rights: Advance respect for human rights by using PepsiCo's capabilities and scale.
Drive fair and safe working conditions throughout our value chain by addressing our most salient human rights issues
Our actions include:
Extend the principles of our Supplier Code of Conduct to all of our franchisees and joint ventures by 2025
Our actions include:
Diversity: Promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Achieve gender parity by 2025 in management roles
Sustain our pay equity program
Women and men are paid within 1% of each other
Prosperity: Increase the earnings potential of women to drive economic growth and increase food security.
Invest $100 million by 2025 to provide 12.5 million women with essential resources for workforce readiness and in programs that empower women in the food system and farming
Organizational changes (e.g. acquisitions, mergers, divestitures) are evaluated to determine if they have a statistically significant impact to sustainability metric performance. As data becomes available, all reported years for impacted metrics are recast to consistently reflect organizational changes.
1. "Sustainably sourced" refers to meeting the independently verified environmental, social, and economic principles of PepsiCo's Sustainable Farming Program, enabling continuous improvement, best practices, and positive outcomes for farmers, communities, and the planet
2. Scope of goal was expanded in 2019 to include additional raw materials identified through a materiality assessment
3. 15% improvement target measured versus a 2015 baseline
4. To focus efforts on implementing sustainable practices, we currently intend to collect and publish agricultural water-use efficiency data every three years
5. 25% improvement target measured versus a 2015 baseline
6. Prior period results for this metric have been adjusted to reflect calculations for high water-risk sites only
7. Prior period results for this metric have been expanded to measure against volume of water used in previous year; previously measured volume of water consumed
8. Prior period results for this metric have been adjusted to reflect enhanced calculation methodology and data availability
9. Target established in 2019
10. As of 2018, Top 26 Beverage markets represent 80% of our global beverages volume and Top 23 Foods markets represent 89% of our global foods volume
11. 2019 results reflect the inclusion of the SodaStream portfolio
12. 20% improvement target measured versus a 2015 baseline
13. Beginning in 2019, we enhanced our calculation methodology. For baseline years 2015 and 2018, data has been recalculated utilizing this enhanced methodology. Where 2019 transport data was not available, we used 2018 data as a proxy.
14. After controlling for legitimate drivers of pay; analysis excludes frontline
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