PepsiCo: CSR & Sustainability News

PepsiCo Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products. PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc.

Hydration stations sweeping colleges

College Campuses Dump Disposable Water Bottles

To date, over a dozen colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have campus-wide bans of the plastic bottles. A dozen more…
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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…
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PepsiCo To Launch Sustainable Agricultural Initiative Next Year

PepsiCo told Business Green it will launch a sustainable agricultural initiative next year. Dan Bena, director of sustainable development for PepsiCo, said the…
Thirsty? Your PET bottles end up here (maybe). Courtesy Wiki Commons.

Want Increased Recycling? Bottling Companies Pass the Buck to Government

As You Sow’s work reveals that Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters North America have started to push for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for…
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PepsiCo’s First 100% Recycled Bottle in Canada. What Happened to Plants?

What do you think happens when you toss a plastic drink bottle in the recycle bin? Another gets made from it? Sadly, that…
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How SunChips Beat the Noise

You probably remember when Frito Lay’s SunChips brand launched their compostable bag in April 2009 to a surprising reception. The company knew that…
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Is One-way Corporate Responsibility Reporting Dead?

Last week I attended my first Ethical Corporation conference — their first Responsible Business Summit in New York.  Since most Ethical Corporation conferences are…
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Pepsi’s Dream Machine: Marketing Gimmick or Environmental Stewardship?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

Ecosystems Awareness Becoming a Prerequisite for Long Term Growth

For many companies, sustainability is far more than just a feel-good gloss, it’s the very essence of the business itself. Agriculture come to…
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Yes or No on Nanoparticles in Food?

By Michael Passoff, Senior Strategist, As You Sow You may have read that nanoparticles are used in literally hundreds of products on supermarket…
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Are Beverage Companies Doing Enough? A Challenge To Do A Drop More

A considerable portion of this series has been devoted to discussions with and about the beverage industry and their efforts to become more…
DOE kicks of National Clean Fleets Partnership

Feds Help Large Fleets Clean Up Their Act. What About the Little Fleets?

A new federal initiative called the National Clean Fleets Partnership has set an ambitious goal to slice 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum usage…
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Pressing Starbucks to Follow Through on Recycling Commitments

By Conrad MacKerron, Senior Program Director, As You Sow How would you feel if a company publicly promised to reduce reliance on disposable…
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Providing Three Million People with Access to Safe Water by 2015

By Dan Bena, Director of Sustainable Development, PepsiCo Fifteen seconds. That’s how often a child dies from a water-related illness.  Think of how…
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Pepsi’s New 100% Plant Based Bottle: Too Good to Keep to Itself?

We all know that the amount of plastic generated by the manufacture and consumption of beverages constitutes a huge use of resources. Coca…
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