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PepsiCo, the world's second-largest food and beverage company, on March 22 announced new global goals in the areas of nutrition, the environment and workplace practices at its investor conference in Bronx, N.Y.
The goals are designed to advance PepsiCo's commitment to deliver sustainable growth and they apply to the company's food and beverage businesses around the world, including Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade. PepsiCo calls this commitment Performance with Purpose.
To encourage people to live healthier lives – and to address growing consumer desire for healthier, great-tasting products – PepsiCo is committing to achieve industry-leading nutrition goals, including:
"We believe that a healthier future for all people and our planet means a more successful future for PepsiCo," said Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chairman and chief executive officer. "These commitments are shared by all of our businesses and reflect our focus on profitable, long-term growth and will guide us as we continue to build a portfolio of enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages for consumers around the world."
PepsiCo is among 10 leading food and beverage companies to sign the "Global Commitment to Action on the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health," a commitment addressed to the World Health Organization in 2008. The company's new global goals are action steps that directly address the key WHO commitments.
What follows is a sample of some of PepsiCo's commitments.
Human Sustainability/Health and Wellness
For more information and a full list of PepsiCo's global goals and commitments, go to www.pepsico.com/goalsandcommitments.