PepsiCo has been a leader and a catalyst to change for the environment,
doing things to help the Earth all along…
COMMUNITY INFORMATION - Environmental Support
Pepsi-Cola has a strong history of caring for the environment. Our goal is to have
the least possible impact on the environment, and so far we have been very
successful. Among our environmentally friendly initiatives are the "Please Recycle"
message on each and every container that we make, and our contributions to a
number of programs designed to stop littering and promote recycling.
Pepsi-Cola is committed to being an environmentally responsible corporate citizen.
In our offices, we use our resources wisely and actively recycle cans and paper. We
not only strive to meet local and state environmental laws, but also try to exceed them by being
industry innovators. For example, in 1992 Pepsi-Cola replaced its can holders with plastic ring
connectors. Using a break-apart concept, these rings snap when cans are removed from the
connectors, greatly reducing the risk of entanglement for wildlife. In addition, photo-degradable
additives break down these connectors into small particles when they are exposed to sunlight,
further reducing the likelihood of any negative environmental impact.
In 1995, Pepsi was one of only 20 companies honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). EPA Administrator Carol Browner called the efforts of Pepsi to reduce solid
waste "a notable achievement."
1996 Press Statement from PepsiCo
PepsiCo’s Sustainability Vision…
PepsiCo Sustainability Time Line…
Global Reporting Initiative
Frito-Lay North America
begins formal resource
1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Carbonated beverage America names
packaging goal of 10% PepsiCo to list
recycled content in Pepsi-
Cola North America adopted
Recent Headlines across the nation…
PepsiCo makes huge green-power purchase
Beverage maker now the top renewable energy buyer in the U.S.
EPA Recognizes Largest-Ever Corporate Green
Power Purchase http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=34647
Drink Green Pepsi (http://www.ecotality.com/blog/2007/drink-green-pepsi/
PepsiCo will buy the renewable energy credits - another title for carbon offsets - in a three-
year deal is with Sterling Planet, a retailer of renewable credits, which will put the money into
renewable energy projects involving wind, biomass such as tree trimmings and animal waste,
or small hydroelectric projects, Sterling CEO Mel Jones tells USA Today.
“To the extent we motivate other companies to get involved is a good thing for America -
and for the planet,” says Rob Schasel, director of energy, utilities and conservation at
PepsiCo, parent to Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Quaker.
PepsiCo, which formed its Environmental Task Force in 2001, and its divisions are actively
involved in a variety of environmental initiatives and have been recognized for their efforts.
For example, Frito-Lay and Gatorade operate two LEED GOLD certified facilities. The US
Green Buildings Council LEED Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for
evaluating sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere efficiency, material and
resource selection and indoor environmental quality. Tropicana‟s Ft. Pierce facility has
partnered with St. Lucie County to burn landfill gas, a renewable energy source that displaces
the use of natural gas, in its boiler.
(as reported by the National press, 4/30/07)
Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge
as of April 9, 2007…
Green Power % of
Usage Total Provider Resources
1,105,045,154 100% Food & Beverage Sterling Planet Various
2. Wells Fargo & Company
550,000,000 42% Banking & Fin. 3 Phases Energy Wind
3. Whole Foods Market
463,128,000 100% Retail Austin Energy, Community Energy, PNM, Biomass, Geothermal,
Renewable Choice Energy, Sky Energy Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
4. Johnson & Johnson
400,702,978 39% Health Care 3 Phases Energy, On-site Generation, Sempra Biomass, Small-hydro,
Energy Solar, Wind
185,000,000 20% Restaurants & 3 Phases Energy Wind
6. DuPont Company
180,000,000 4% Chemical 3 Phases Energy Biogas, Wind
7. Cisco Systems, Inc.
124,105,846 21% Information Austin Energy, Constellation NewEnergy/ERT, Various
Technology Silicon Valley Power/3 Phases, TXU Energy
121,404,000 20% Retail 3 Phases Energy, Avista Utilities, On-site Biomass, Solar, Wind
Generation, Pacificorp, Portland General Electric,
9. IBM Corporation Tennessee Valley Authority
109,704,000 4% Information 3 Phases Energy, Austin Energy, Tucson Electric, Solar, Wind
Technology Xcel Energy
10. Sprint Nextel
87,600,000 47% Telecommunication Kansas City Power & Light Wind
25 . The Coca-Cola Company
6,100,000 2% Food & Beverage 3 Phases Energy Wind
Some of the things PepsiCo has been doing
to help the environment…
Pepsi Cola North America
Partners with The Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program
designed to encourage recycling. It‟s a campaign started by Keep America Beautiful in 1999
Also partners with Sam‟s Club to participate in the Return the Warmth program which provides grants to
communities for recycling, and fleece jackets for children in need, made with recycled bottle material
Supports Mothers‟ Water Cellar Project which provides access to water and expands availability of water to
millions of people in Western and Central China working with the China Women‟s Development Foundation
Uses Waterless Rinsing, a process that saves water by using filtered compressed air and de-ionized air
nozzles to clean bottles
Results are savings of 250 million gallons of water per year
Uses solar power to light and heat facilities when possible
Continues to restore Green space around facilities, using plants and foliage which require minimal water
Parking lots are made of porous pavement to filter storm water to underground filtration beds
Frito-Lay International/Walker Snack Foods - U.K.
Recovers the starch from the potato rinsing water to use as recycled water
The recovered starch can then be reused/resold for other purposes
Minimizing impact on the environment by using every part of the orange
Extract juice for Pure Premium; recover oil and essences from the peel; use leftover for cattle feed
Uses the hull of the oat to make bio-mass fuel resulting in reduced air emissions
Selected Environmental Awards…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named PepsiCo as a 2007 ENERGY STAR Partner of the
Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
Four awards for Mothers‟ Water Cellar Project
Vision for America Award from Keep America Beautiful
Frito-Lay North America
Energy Star Partner of the Year from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy
Frito-Lay San Antonio, TX
Bakersfield and Modesto facilities won the state WRAP award for outstanding performance in reducing solid
Gatorade Wytheville, VA
The U.S. Green Building Council recognized the facility with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED®) designation at a Gold-level certification. At 950,000 square feet, the facility is the largest
food and beverage site in the world to achieve this designation
Pepsi-Cola North America Environmental Facts…
Reduce – produce less packaging material
We use nearly 60% less packaging now than in 1990 to deliver the same amount of soft drinks
In 2002, our most common Aquafina bottle (500ml PET) weighed 24 grams. By the end of
2006 we had converted our entire system to an 18.6 gram bottle. This year, we are rolling out a 15.2
gram bottle, with plans for an even lighter bottle. The change from 24 grams to 15.2 grams means 48
million pounds less packaging per year.
Reuse – use more recycled material in our packaging
Our beverage cans are made from 50% recycled aluminum
In 2002, we committed to raise the amount of recycled material used to make our PET soft drink bottles
to 10% by 2005. Thanks to our bottling system, we met that goal on schedule.
Recycle – recycle our packaging waste and encourage & enable
consumers to recycle theirs
Helped found the National Recycling Partnership, a cross-industry initiative to increase recycling across
Sierra Mist joined with the National Recycling Coalition and Wal-Mart to develop www.getrecycling.org,
which aims to boost recycling rates by helping people see that even small steps can make a difference.
Pepsi-Cola works with PET producers and reclaimers to support the collecting and recycling of PET soft
drink bottles. The industry has awarded grants to perform research on developing new products made
from recycled plastic and soft drink bottles. Today, all post-consumer PET plastic that is recovered is used
to make new containers, fiberfill for sleeping bags and coats, fabric, carpets, auto parts, film and more.
While beverage containers are the most recycled consumer packaging
in the US, we recognize that recovery rates need to increase. We helped
found a new organization, the Beverage Packaging Environment Council,
to increase beverage container recycling rates
Pepsi-Cola North America Environmental Facts…
Pepsi Bottling Ventures, one of the largest bottlers in the Pepsi system, put systems in place to collect
and recycle the water used to cool the equipment on its bottling lines. They are now recovering 300
gallons of water per hour, which conserves 2.5 million gallons of water annually. The changes were
made at the suggestion of one of the many employee/management “green teams” formed to identify
ways to conserve water.
We helped establish the Safe Water Network, a not-for-profit organization focused on developing and
deploying new affordable water purification technology to provide safe water to communities in need.
Since 2006, our company-wide car program offers only hybrid vehicles.
Our bottlers use advanced routing technologies to reduce miles and cut fuel consumption on delivery
Pepsi Bottling Group, our largest bottler, has installed governors on all its delivery vehicles to improve
fuel efficiency. They also enforce a “no-idle” policy to reduce fuel consumption.
All Pepsi-Cola vending machines, fountain equipment and cooler display units in North America have
been converted to non-chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants.
More than 96% of all new purchases of refrigerated point-of-sale equipment use hydroflurocarbon
(HFC) free insulation. Our goal is to reach 100%.
We have joined with other industry members and Greenpeace in a coalition called „Refrigerants
Naturally‟ whose goal is to work together to eliminate use of hydroflurocarbon (HFC) in refrigerated
Starbucks and PepsiCo Sign Distribution Agreement for
Despite the apparent
abundance of clean water
in the US and most of the
developed world, more
than 1 billion people
around the world lack
clean, safe drinking water
and more than 2.6 billion
lack adequate sanitation
This agreement will significantly increase distribution of Ethos water to retail stores in the
U.S. and Canada, and demonstrates Starbucks and Pepsi's commitment to Ethos Water's
unique and innovative business model, fully integrating a social conscience into all aspects
of the Ethos brand. Further, by continuing to make a $0.05 donation for each bottle of
Ethos water sold in all distribution channels, both companies are affirming Starbucks
contribution goal set last year of at least $10 million by the end of 2010 to help children
and their communities around the world get clean drinking water.
Live Earth Sponsorship…
Live Earth will use the global reach of music to engage people on a mass scale to combat our In support of its
climate crisis. Live Earth will bring together more than 150 of the world's top musicians for 24- environmental activations,
hours of music from 7 concerts across all 7 continents. Live Earth will bring together an audience
of more than 2 billion at the concerts and through television, radio, film, and the Internet. That PepsiCo will be one of the
audience, and the proceeds from the event, will create the foundation for a new, multi-year global headline sponsors of the
effort to combat the climate crisis led by Vice President Al Gore. Kevin Wall, Worldwide
Executive Producer of Live 8, is producing Live Earth. 24-hour "Live Earth"
concert on July 7.
All Live Earth venues will be designed and constructed by a groundbreaking team of sustainability
engineers and advisors directed by John Picard. This greening team will address the environmental
and energy management concerns of each concert site, as well as the operations of sponsors, Seven concerts in
partners, and other Live Earth affiliates.
support of fighting global
Each venue will not only be designed to maintain a minimum environmental impact, but will warming will be held on all
showcase the latest state-of-the-art energy efficiency, on-site power generation, and sustainable
facilities management practices.