PepsiCo, the corporation that owns Gatorade, Frito-Lay, SoBe, Lay's, Naked, 7 Up and Tropicanam, announced an ambitious global sustainability agenda designed to foster continued business growth in a way that responds to changing consumer and societal needs. From now until 2025, all efforts will be focused at creating a healthier relationship between food and people, contribute to a more sustainable global food system and help make local communities more prosperous.
Company was founded in 1898 in North Carolina by Donald M. Kendall, and these new initiatives continue PepsiCo’s decade-long commitment to delivering Performance with Purpose: a vision launched in 2006 based on the principle that business success is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world we share.
The PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose program for the coming years is based on three core priorities: helping to improve health and wellbeing through the products it sells, protecting the Planet, empowering people around the world. For each of the three points ambitious goals have been settled, and achieve all of them would be a huge result for the company become a global model in the last decade. Align the business towards the needs of society is the recipe for strong financial results and PepsiCo is a positive example of how the best companies in the world are increasingly judged not only on short-term financial results, but also for their positive force representation.
Concerning products, the goals set to be achieved by 2025 are: at least two thirds of the global beverage portfolio will contain, every 33 cl of product, 100 calories or less derived from added sugars; while, at least three-quarters of its global foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.1 grams of saturated fat per 100 calories.
As part of the protection of the planet, PepsiCo will work to achieve positive water impact; significantly lower its carbon emissions, with significant efforts to reduce emissions related to agriculture and packaging; promote sustainable sourcing of crops; and reduce waste. Specifically, the objectives are to improve the water use efficiency of its direct manufacturing operations by 25 percent by 2025. With the PepsiCo Foundation and its partners, work to provide access to safe water to a total of 25 million people in the world’s highest water-risk areas by 2025, a continuation of efforts that began in 2006.
PepsiCo’s ambition is to empower people and social development across its operations, supply chain and communities, pursuing new initiatives to promote diversity in its global workforce, support the advancement of women, and spur social and economic development in communities around the world. In addition, PepsiCo is focused on promoting environmentally responsible agricultural practices, improving crop yields and growers’ livelihoods, and respecting human rights.