Pepsi Bats for Environmental Sustainability
In celebration of the United Nation's World Environment Day (WED), PepsiCo is reaffirming its commitment to environmental stewardship through their company-wide sustainability vision, Performance with Purpose (PwP), and by promoting individual action and contribution at the employee, partner and consumer levels.
PepsiCo's PwP goals have long guided the company's strategies and operations. As part of that vision, and knowing the critical challenges of water scarcity, global resource uncertainty and the impact of climate change on food and water supplies, PepsiCo continuously seeks innovative ways to minimise their environmental impact, which, in turn, also reduces its operating costs. As such, they put specific focus on four areas: water conservation, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable agriculture, and packaging and waste reduction.
As of the end of 2013, the company achieved its goal of improving water-use efficiency by 20 per cent per unit of production ahead of the 2015 target - equating more than 14 billion litres of water saved in its direct operations and saving more than $15 million.
PepsiCo has also reduced the packaging weight of their products by more than 350 million pounds, accounting for more than $70 million in estimated energy cost savings, globally.
vital for future
"Taking care of our planet and its natural resources is absolutely vital to our future and I believe it is imperative that we all take immediate action. In addition to our PwP agenda, we feel that individual contribution is also critical. That is why, this year, in keeping with PwP's vision and WED's theme of personal responsibility, we are taking our commitment further by encouraging our employees, partners and consumers to become agents of change," said Luis Montoya, president of PepsiCo Latin America Beverages.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers. Their food and beverage portfolio includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana.
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