PepsiCo Approach to Agriculture Highlighted in New Biodiversity Report

Dec 15, 2011 1:30 PM ET

PepsiCo’s Approach to Agriculture Highlighted in New Biodiversity Report

The Aldersgate Group, an alliance of leaders from business, politics and society that drives action for a sustainable economy, has published a new report, calling for greater business and Government action on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

In the report, which was released on the 28th November, the UK-based group highlights PepsiCo's Global Sustainable Agriculture Policy (GSAP) as one of a number of initiatives that rely on dependable ecosystems to minimise the impact of the business on the environment. PepsiCo's GSAP is grounded on principles that encourage growers to operate in ways that protect farmers land and communities. Objectives within the policy include implementing methods to preserve and improve soil fertility and nutrients, minimize soil loss through erosion and avoid soil damage due to disease and contamination.    To obtain a copy of the report, please email Nish Ratanji.   To read this article on the PepsiCo website, please click here.     About 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 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