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.

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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…
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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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PepsiCo Improves Products, Stabilizes Communities and Helps the Environment

PepsiCo was looking for a way to improve the nutritional quality of the snacks it offers. Its solution will improve the economy of a…
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Brands Court the Considerable Influence of Mommy Bloggers

Brands are well-aware that women make 85% of consumer purchasing decisions. Moms, in particular, are targeted by companies wanting them to spend their family…
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What a Waste! PepsiCo Cuts Trash-to-Landfill by 88 Percent

Snack food giant PepsiCo has its share of critics for what they see as its role mankind’s obesity issues, particularly in kids. But…
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How Frito-Lay Can Take Their Compostable Packaging Failure Out of the Dumps

Can failed environmentally-friendly innovations, especially when at the hands of highly visible players, push the sustainability movement two steps back instead of two…