PepsiCo debuts new customer sustainability platform

Purchase, NY— PepsiCo announced pep+ Partners for Tomorrow, a new platform that provides solutions that aim to help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. With the launch of Partners for Tomorrow, PepsiCo is proud to continue to help and support customers in finding custom solutions to achieve their own sustainability goals. The initial launch will focus on US customers with plans to expand the program to key global markets by 2024.

Partners for Tomorrow will bring PepsiCo’s comprehensive customer sustainability offerings under a single platform to deliver the complex solutions the company’s partners need most and work directly with them to implement initiatives. These programs are aligned with PEP+ (PepsiCo Positive), a strategic end-to-end business transformation designed to drive long-term sustainable business performance and value, with sustainability and human capital at its core.

At launch, tomorrow program partners include:

  • CIRQU (the latest evolution of the PBNA-led program formerly known as BottleLoop): CIRQU includes on-demand collection of recyclable beverage containers for foodservice and retail customers, which are then processed by PepsiCo and become recyclable PET packaging. PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) has partnered with Replenysh to make it easy and free for its customers to ensure plastic, glass and aluminum containers are collected and recycled and integrated into the supply chain for recycling. The program has expanded to serve five times more communities in 2022 than in 2021. Currently more than 250 host locations are actively collecting material across 10 states and 58 communities.
  • Reusable Cup Solutions: PepsiCo is piloting several reusable cup solutions with partners in select markets in support of PepsiCo’s goal to deliver 20 percent of all beverage servings through the reusable model by 2030. Most recently, PepsiCo launched a reusable cup pilot at the grand re-opening of Oak View Group’s newly renovated CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Working with Turn, the system features gamification to encourage event attendees to return reusable cups after use. Previously, the PepsiCo Foodservice team partnered with a leading convenience retailer to create branded aluminum “collector” cups, and SodaStream ran a university on-campus pilot that added SodaStream to home units for dorm rooms with reusable SodaStream bottles at various locations. across campus.
  • Regenerative Agriculture: A regenerative agriculture program, dubbed PepsiCo’s So+ Agriculture (So Positive Agriculture), is designed to enable PBNA and PFNA customers to invest directly in efforts to transform agricultural land into regenerative farmland, and to support PepsiCo and PepsiCo. Drive progress towards regenerative agriculture goals. The investments, through direct loans and grants, will help farmers convert their land to new systems that improve soil health, reduce erosion and improve water quality. The program also provides a forum to convene industry influencers to discuss ideas, trends, opportunities and risks in regenerative farming.
  • North America Customer Sustainability Summit: PepsiCo’s annual North America Customer Sustainability Summit will help PepsiCo customers drive progress on their sustainability journey by hearing from internal and external thought leaders who have successfully collaborated to drive progress toward sustainability goals.
  • pep+ REnew: Launched in 2022, the pep+ REnew collaboration is the first value chain partner initiative of its kind in the food and beverage industry and increases value chain partner access to renewable electricity as part of the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2040. Because many small and medium-sized businesses face challenges when trying to participate in the renewable electricity market, pep+ REnew is designed with two goals: educating PepsiCo’s value chain partners about their renewable electricity choices, and converting to renewable electricity through overall electricity purchases. make quick Contract (PPA) and other renewable power procurement options.

“PepsiCo has a long history of working together with our partners to advance shared sustainability goals. The Partners for Tomorrow platform aims to scale those solutions to foster the most effective partnerships and lasting impact,” said Todd Squirek, Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo Beverages North America. “Through this platform we are leveraging the shared scale of PepsiCo and our customers’ businesses to maximize impact, drive progress toward our Pep+ goals, and benefit both our business, the planet and the communities we serve.”

Partners for Tomorrow is PepsiCo’s latest offering to complement a suite of best-in-class customer capabilities from product innovation to insights.

“PepsiCo and Frito-Lay, our retail customers, are true partners when it comes to addressing the impacts of climate change,” said Kara Keating, Chief Customer Officer, Frito-Lay North America (FLNA). “With the launch of the Partners for Tomorrow platform and its robust portfolio of solutions, we are taking an important step forward in how we collaborate with our customers to advance important sustainability goals, meet consumer needs and, ultimately, drive business value together. “

Partners for Tomorrow is one of the many ways PepsiCo is working to drive progress toward its multiple pep+ sustainability goals, while also helping consumers achieve their goals.

PepsiCo’s Pep+ climate strategy focuses on everything in its supply chain, including manufacturing, agriculture, packaging, transportation, vending and cooling equipment, and is an example of how PepsiCo’s Pep+ strategy can help customers achieve their sustainability goals. The goal of improving PepsiCo’s end-to-end supply chain is to help drive progress toward PEP+ goals to achieve net-zero emissions across PepsiCo’s value chain by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement call—and to help its customers as well. See progress towards achieving their Scope 3 emissions reduction targets.

Some of PepsiCo’s key projects designed to drive progress against the company’s pep+ ambitions for climate, packaging and agriculture include:

  • Fleet Electrification: PepsiCo is implementing a fleet of electric vehicles at its facilities with the goal of helping reduce emissions on a journey to net zero. FLNA and PBNA have received the first deliveries of Tesla electrified semi vehicles at their respective facilities in Modesto and Sacramento. FLNA and PBNA are further electrifying facility infrastructure by introducing electric forklifts, route trucks, service vans and yard tractors.
  • Manufacturing and fleet excellence: Frito-Le Modesto, Calif. announced near completion of a 500,000-square-foot facility that is a first-of-its-kind showcase for sustainable manufacturing, warehousing and distribution technologies. Modesto’s transformation includes replacing diesel fleet assets with zero emission (ZE) and near zero emission (NZE) options, installing fueling and charging infrastructure for the new fleet, and on-site renewable energy generation and storage. To date, the Modesto conversion has resulted in a 91% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the facility’s direct fleet operations.

    Scheduled to open within the next year, PBNA’s new Denver manufacturing facility aims to become net water positive, with a first-of-its-kind advanced water recycling system and robust recharge to local aquifers. It aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity, using both solar and innovative biogas technologies.

  • rPET: In 2023, PBNA is working to increase rPET used in various beverage brands, including Pepsi, MTN Dew and Aquafina product offerings in bottles made from 100% rPET in multiple US geographies. PepsiCo estimates that switching to bottles made from 100% rPET reduces GHG emissions by about 30% per bottle. By 2030, the entire Pepsi-branded portfolio aims to phase-out bottles made from virgin plastic.
  • Regenerative Agriculture Partnerships: PepsiCo recently announced investments in long-term, strategic partnerships with three of the most respected farmer-facing organizations – Practical Farmers of Iowa, Soil and Water Outcomes Fund and the IL Corn Growers Association that designed. Drive adoption of regenerative agriculture practices across the United States. The combined impact of these three strategic partnerships is expected to support the accelerated adoption of regeneration practices on more than three million acres and deliver nearly three million metric tons of greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals by 2030.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than a billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo projects net revenue of more than $86 billion in 2022, driven by a complementary beverage and convenience food portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that each generate more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo to be a global leader in beverages and convenience foods with Pep+ (PepsiCo Positive). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we operate within planetary boundaries to create value and growth and inspire positive change for planet and people.

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