Kunming Pepsi Receives LEED Gold Certification

Nov 30, 2011 9:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) November 30, 2011 - Last week, PepsiCo announced that Kunming Pepsi-Cola Beverage Company Limited (Kunming Pepsi), a local affiliate of PepsiCo Greater China Region (GCR), was awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Following in the footsteps of Chongqing Pepsi--Tianfu Beverage Company and Pepsi Beverage (Nanchang) Company, Kunming Pepsi is the third PepsiCo GCR bottling plant to be credited with this honour.

The LEED Gold certification recognizes leading environmental features applied in the new facility, including a properly-selected location, water- and energy-saving designs, efficient use of renewable energies and materials and improved quality of indoor environment. Compared with other factories that meet national environment standards and requirements, Kunming Pepsi’s new plant represents a 20 percent and 30 percent increase in water and energy efficiency, respectively.

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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 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. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

Kunming Pepsi Receives LEED Gold Certification