Pepsi Co aims to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 40% by 2030.
The FMCG giants have recently announced their sustainability targets and how they aim to better the planet over the coming years, focusing on three core areas.
The first of which is to spread the adoption of regenerative farming practices across 7 million acres. This process uses fertiliser that will lead to a net reduction of at least three million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.
Using the fertiliser is expected to reduce carbon emissions from growing potatoes for its Walkers crisps brand by 70%.
Next up, PepsiCo aims to improve the livelihoods of more than 250,000 people, taking key responsibility in economically empowering women. They promised to focus their work on the most vulnerable farming communities linked to its global chain.
Lastly, they aim to sustainably source 100% of key ingredients; products like potatoes, whole corn, oats, and oranges. As well as outsourcing other import crops from sustainable sources.
“As one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, a resilient food system is essential to our business, and with our scale, we have an opportunity and responsibility to drive meaningful change.” – PepsiCo chairman and chief executive Ramon Laguarta.
They currently are sourcing crops across 60 countries and supports more than 100,000 jobs in the agricultural supply chain.
As of the end of 2020, the company said its direct-sourced crops were 100% sustainably sourced in 28 countries.
PepsiCo has a strict commitment to no deforestation, no development on peat, and no exploitation of indigenous people, workers and local communities.
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