Our company connects people through some of the world's greatest brands and most-loved foods and beverages. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. We strive to use our global scale for good and to create our products in a way that benefits our consumers, our suppliers, our communities and our planet – part of our mission to Create more Smiles with Every Sip and Every Bite.
PepsiCo is committed to transparent sustainability reporting. Progress on our sustainability journey is outlined in our latest 2018 Sustainability Report. A separate metrics sheet contains detailed performance against our sustainability goals over the past 3 years.
For information on our governance, management, programs, progress and next steps on sustainability issues, visit our Environmental, Social & Governance Topics site or download our Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index for a summary of the information.
A Message from Ramon Laguarta
"PepsiCo is embracing a new purpose
behind our sustainability agenda:
to help build a more sustainable food system.”
PepsiCo Chairman of the Board of Directors
and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
2018 Sustainability Progress Highlights
As of 2018, 51 percent of our direct farmer-sourced agriculture raw materials are sustainably sourced** through our Sustainable Farming Program.
Learn more about our Sustainable Farming Program.
**“Sustainably sourced” refers to meeting the independently verified Social, Environmental and Economic principles of PepsiCo’s Sustainable Farming Program, enabling best practices and positive outcomes for farmers, communities and the planet.
In 2018, we replenished more than 1.1 billion liters of water through watershed conservation projects locally in high water-risk areas around the world.
Learn more about our water replenishment programs.
In 2018, we set a new target to strive to use 25 percent recycled content in our plastic packaging by 2025, another step toward building a world where plastics need never become waste.
Learn more about how we're building a world where plastics need never become waste.
In 2018, 44 percent of our beverage portfolio had ≤100 Calories from added sugars per 12oz. serving,** progress towards our target of ≥67 percent by 2025.
Learn more about how we're improving choices throughout our portfolio.
**Our global progress is based on our Top 26 Beverage markets, which represent 80% of our global beverage volume as of 2018.
In 2018, we reduced Scope 3 GHG emissions by approximately 2.2 million metric tonnes (2015 baseline). This represents approximately 7 percent progress towards our 2030 target to reduce absolute GHG emissions across our value chain.
Learn more about how we're implementing solutions to address climate change.
Over the years, we have made further progress towards becoming a more diverse company. In 2018, 40 percent of our global manager positions are held by women, progress towards our target of 50% by 2025.
Learn more about our commitment to diversity and engagement on our 2018 Diversity Report.
Our Sustainability Journey
To date, our sustainability journey has created positive change for our consumers, our communities and our planet. To learn more about progress towards our sustainability goals, download our 2018 Sustainability Report.
In developing countries, women represent 43% of agricultural labor, yet they largely work without training, land rights or equal pay. To learn more about how PepsiCo is addressing this gap, read the thoughts of Christine Daugherty, Vice President, PepsiCo Global Sustainability.
We’re developing new solutions to improve our operational water-use efficiency. See how this new potato slicing technology has the potential to save a massive 640 million liters of water per year.
In 2018, 100 percent of the chips in our North American Frito-Lay portfolio, including Lay’s and Ruffles, were made from sustainably sourced North American potatoes, produced by farmers independently verified as meeting our Sustainable Farming Program Standards. See how potatoes used in Frito-Lay products are sustainably-farmed at Black Gold Farms.
Water is critical to growing the crops we use to make our products, a main ingredient in many of our beverages, and necessary for our manufacturing operations. To learn more about PepsiCo’s efforts in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to ensure a water-secure future for Cape Town, read the thoughts of Eugene Willemsen, CEO Sub-Sahara Africa at PepsiCo.
Environmental, Social & Governance Topics Index
We created the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Topics Index to address the broad range of sustainability-related topics that matter to our business and our stakeholders including, investors, suppliers, customers, consumers, associates, communities, government agencies, NGO partners and other stakeholder groups.
Download previous reports
Here, explore our past Sustainability and Global Reporting Initiative reports to see our historic sustainability activities and accomplishments.