HELPING TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM
Helping to Build a More Sustainable Food System
Over the years, the global food system has brought nutrition, economic opportunity, convenience, and enjoyment. Today, however, the global impacts of climate change, soil erosion, water scarcity, and population growth bring challenges that threaten its ability to meet our needs. The food system is in urgent need of transformation.
Our Opportunity to Lead Positive Change
At PepsiCo, we believe that there is an opportunity to change how the world produces, distributes, consumes, and disposes of foods and beverages in order to tackle the shared challenges we face.
We aim to use our scale, reach, and expertise to help build a more sustainable food system; one that can meet human needs for nutrition and enjoyment, and continue to drive economic and social development, without exceeding the natural boundaries of the planet.
As well as being good for our business, working to realize this purpose is also the right thing to do. Where our food system may be operating in an unsustainable way, it can create supply chain, operational, and financial risks for our company. By contrast, addressing risks within our value chain and the wider food system effectively can create new opportunities for competitive advantage and future market growth, while also supporting the communities in which we operate.
Ramon Laguarta shares his thoughts on PepsiCo’s sustainability strategy and progress, introducing our 2019 Sustainability Report.Learn more
Simon Lowden provides perspective in his first year as Chief Sustainability Officer.
Our Scale and Reach
Across our value chain, we're using our scale to help build a more sustainable food system.Learn more
Our Focus Areas
PepsiCo’s sustainability agenda focuses on six overlapping priorities within our food system. Our priorities meet three important criteria: They relate to the most pressing sustainability challenges, risks, and opportunities facing PepsiCo and our food system; they matter most to PepsiCo's key external stakeholders; and they offer the opportunity for PepsiCo to make a positive difference at a systemic level, within and beyond our own value chain.
Our Sustainability Journey
In 2006, PepsiCo started on a journey to transform the way we do business so that we can deliver strong financial returns in a way that is responsive to the needs of the world around us. Our fundamental belief is that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us, and each year we continue to make valuable progress.
PepsiCo launches “Performance with Purpose” integrating sustainability into daily business operations.
Naked Juice announces plans to become the first nationally distributed brand to transition to a 100% rPET bottle in the U.S.
Launch of Food for Good, an employee-led program that makes nutritious foods more accessible to low-income children.
PepsiCo’s first all-electric delivery trucks hit the road.
PepsiCo wins prestigious Stockholm Industry Water Award.
PepsiCo launches Sustainable Farming Program, which now engages more than 40,000 farmers around the world.
PepsiCo U.K. delivers “50 in 5” – 50% reduction in carbon and water in 5 years.
PepsiCo launches 2025 Sustainability Agenda with refreshed goals, designed to meet changing consumer and societal needs.
PepsiCo achieves 25% operational water-use efficiency goal ahead of target date.
PepsiCo’s first Demonstration Farm opens in India. In 2020, over 230 farms around the world are testing and sharing best practices.
PepsiCo pilots industrial compostable snack bags in Chile, India, and the U.S.
Launch of “All in on Recycling,” the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge, which raises over $25 million in matching funds and catalyzes $100 million in investment.
PepsiCo acquires SodaStream, #1 sparkling water brand in the world by volume.
PepsiCo wins prestigious Climate Leadership Award.
PepsiCo prices the company's first-ever Green Bond, proceeds from the U.S. $1 billion offering will fund key sustainability initiatives.
PepsiCo announces shift to 100% renewable electricity in its U.S. direct operations, building on global progress.
PepsiCo exceeds safe water access goal 5 years ahead of schedule, delivering safe water access to 44 million people in underserved communities since 2006, and set an ambitious new target to deliver safe water access to 100 million people by 2030.
PepsiCo signs the UN Global Compact Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge.
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