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PepsiCo Presents 2025 Sustainability Agenda

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PepsiCo has presented its 2025 sustainability agenda, which focuses on strengthening consumers' relationship with food as well as supply chain improvements. The company plans to continue to grow the business by observing and taking care of societal and consumer needs, which range from reduced sodium and sugar in products to providing aid to communities in need. With these goals in mind, the company plans to develop an improved food and beverage portfolio for a more sustainable global food system.

This sustainability report is a continuing of PepsiCo’s decade-long commitment to sustainability. The original vision was launched in 2006 with the belief that business success is linked to the sustainability that the company shares.

The company plans to replenish 100% of the water it consumes in its manufacturing operations and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20%.

"To succeed in today's volatile and changing world, corporations must do three things exceedingly well: focus on delivering strong financial performance, do it in a way that is sustainable over time and be responsive to the needs of society," said PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. "The first ten years of PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose journey have demonstrated what is possible when a company does well by also doing good. We have created significant shareholder value, while taking important steps to address environmental, health and social priorities all around the world."

The Three Pillars of Sustainable Growth

PepsiCo’s sustainability agenda consists of  three pillars of sustainable growth. These pillars are designed to:

  • improve health and wellness through the products,
  • practiceeco-friendly proceses,
  • and empower communities around the world.

With these goals in mind, the company is confident in achieving strong financial performance and returns.

"During the past decade, PepsiCo has become a role model for global companies by demonstrating that aligning business and societal interests is a recipe for strong financial results," said Bill George, senior fellow, Harvard Business School. "PepsiCo's example is a positive reminder that the world's top-performing companies are increasingly measured by more than short-term financial returns. They can and must be forces for good in the world, and those that embrace this mindset will be best positioned to deliver for both shareholders and society."

Nutrition Initiatives

PepsiCo plans to have at least two-thirds of its global beverage portfolio volume contain 100 calories or less; at least three-quarters will not exceed 1.1 grams of saturated fat; and at least three-quarters will not exceed 1.3 milligrams of sodium per calorie. The agenda also focused on having its Everyday Nutrition products outpace its higher products. The final goal for the products will be to provide access to at least three billion servings of nutritious foods and beverages to under-served consumers and communities.

Environmental Efforts

PepsiCo plans to improve the water-use efficiency of its direct agricultural supply chain by 15% and improve the water use efficiency of its direct manufacturing operations by 25%. Also, the company plans to replenish 100% of the water it consumes in its manufacturing operations and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20%; as well as plans to achieve zero waste to landfills and designing 100% of its packaging to be recoverable or recyclable.

Community Outreach

PepsiCo plans on expanding its agricultural organization, Sustainable Farming Initiative, to seven million acres and investing $100 million in partnership with the PepsiCo foundation to benefit 12.5 million women and girls around the world. The company will also continue to develop a diverse and engaged workforce to reflect the communities where it does business.