PepsiCo wins Stockholm Industry Water Award

Friday, 15 June, 2012

PepsiCo has received the 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award for reducing water consumption in its production and extending its commitment beyond its own operation to help solve water challenges on a larger scale.

The company conserved nearly 16 billion L of water in 2011 (from a 2006 baseline) through water-saving equipment and technologies, creating recycling and re-use, and by deploying a water management system throughout its manufacturing facilities.

The Stockholm Industry Water Award Jury said PepsiCo has demonstrated that responsible water use makes good business sense.

PepsiCo has been involved in a number of water-conserving initiatives. The company has assisted farmers in growing more water-efficient crops, implementing better agricultural practices and irrigation techniques and by supporting watershed management initiatives. In 2009, PepsiCo was among the first large companies in the world to recognise and formally adopt the human right to water.

“PepsiCo is incredibly proud to win this prestigious award,” said Rich Delaney, Senior Vice President of Operations for PepsiCo. “As a global food and beverage company, we take a comprehensive approach to water stewardship throughout our supply chain and operations.

“Agricultural water conservation is a critical element in the water/food security nexus and our stewardship efforts are crucial in securing a resilient supply chain for our business and helping the communities where we operate to thrive.”

The award will be presented to PepsiCo on 28 August at a ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm.

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