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PepsiCo says it saved $375m through environmental sustainability programs

Published 25 September 2015

PepsiCo could save $375m through environmental sustainability programs undertaken since 2010.

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PepsiCo could save $375m through environmental sustainability programs undertaken since 2010.

The savings were achieved through the company's initiatives related to water, energy, packaging, and waste-reduction.

PepsiCo reduced its water use per unit of production by 23% since 2006, against a target of 20%, thus saving approximately $17m in 2014.

Through its greener fleet initiatives such as alternative fuels and electric-vehicle delivery trucks, the company has improved energy efficiency of legacy operations by nearly 16% in 2014, compared to 2006.

In 2014, the soft drinks maker avoided 93% of its waste from reaching landfills, and used 134 million pounds of food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) packages and bottles, an increase of 23% from 2013.

During the phase, the company has reported higher net revenue and operating profit.

The company has released the PepsiCo Sustainability Report and GRI Report in 2014 recently.

PepsiCo has initiated the Sustainable Farming Initiative (SFI) for growers across 11 countries in 2014 and increased the coverage area by more than 20% from the previous year. Through this program, the company aims to guide suppliers with sustainable agricultural practices and provide them with training and resources.

The company also worked on reduction of sodium, added sugars, saturated fats in its food and beverages; with 5 out of 10 countries having achieved their saturated fats reduction goal.


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