PepsiCo

PepsiCo offers the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses — Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi-Cola — also make hundreds of other enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate.

PepsiCo believes that both as a Company and as individuals it is important to be engaged in the public policy and political arena. PepsiCo’s Public Policy/Government Affairs team works with senior management to develop annual and long term public policy priorities. Such priorities include efforts to protect and advance our business and strategic goals, which are embodied as part PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose mission. Key issues include discriminatory taxation, trade, commodities, restrictions in the marketplace and environmental regulation. PepsiCo’s Board of Directors oversees the Company’s public policy processes and activities with the assistance of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Our businesses have a positive impact on the economies of the countries and localities in which we operate by generating billions of dollars of revenues for governments through taxes paid directly by PepsiCo and indirectly by PepsiCo employees, investors, commercial partners and suppliers. In addition to income taxes, PepsiCo pay hundreds of millions of dollars in payroll, property, transaction-based and other miscellaneous taxes worldwide. These tax payments make an important contribution to the countries and communities in which PepsiCo has a presence.

We touch the lives of millions of people through our businesses and welcome honest, open, transparent discussion with individuals, groups and advocates who represent community, environmental and social interests. Issues of concern brought to the attention of PepsiCo will be considered with a view toward our businesses and our sphere of influence.

Communities

We recognize our responsibility to be a contributing member of our communities, globally and locally. Our goal is to operate our businesses responsibly and seek to be a positive force. We support our communities through our businesses by contributing to not-for-profit groups and by working with organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people. We have advisory groups that focus on health and wellness and issues of concern to the African American, Asian and Latino/Hispanic communities, among others. We also work to be good stewards of the environment. In areas of the world where water scarcity is an issue, we are working to protect the resources we’ve used, and we are partnering with non-profit groups to promote clean water access, as well as sustainable agricultural practices.

Memberships and Partnerships

PepsiCo takes pride in serving as a good corporate citizen and taking action or aligning itself with leading experts and organizations focused on emerging social and environmental issues. We are committed to making a positive impact on issues that address social initiatives, including diet and nutrition concerns, as well as environmental challenges, including climate change and protecting natural resources.

Through our memberships and partnerships, PepsiCo endorses a number of initiatives related to our businesses. In addition to the groups noted below, on a global level we have endorsed the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Select Professional Trade Groups

We are active members of numerous trade and professional groups. These associations are often local and specific to the business. Among these are:

  • American Beverage Association (ABA)
  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • The Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Snack Food Association
  • International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
  • International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)
  • National Safety Council (NSC)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • ConMexico
  • European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN)
  • International Council of Beverages Associations (ICBA)
  • CEEREAL European Breakfast Cereal Association
  • FoodDrinkEurope

 

Selected Membership, Partnerships and Initiatives

  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • World Economic Forum
  • Ceres
  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

 

Human Sustainability

  • Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
  • International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA)
  • Oxford Health Alliance
  • Save the Children
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU)
  • Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative
  • Alliance for Family Entertainment
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs

 

Environmental Sustainability

  • Carbon Trust
  • The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • CDP Supply Chain
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI)
  • Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA)
  • UN CEO Water Mandate
  • Water.org
  • ENERGY STAR
  • European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN)
  • Exnora International
  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Refrigerants Naturally!
  • Safe Water Network
  • SmartWay Transport Partnership
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue
  • SUSTENTA
  • Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX)
  • U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP)
  • AIM-PROGRESS
  • Greenopolis
  • Waste Management

 

Talent Sustainability

  • Cuban-American National Council
  • Ethics Resource Center
  • Global Business Coalition
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • MacBride Principles
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • NAACP
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Organization of Chinese Americans
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Plan
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National
  • Calvert Investments