PepsiCo Director of Agriculture Sustainability Speaks at Agricultural Retailers Association Conference

PepsiCo Director of Agriculture Sustainability Speaks at Agricultural Retailers Association Conference

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PepsiCo Director of Agriculture Sustainability Ian Hope-Johnstone commenced the presentations at the 2011 Agricultural Retailers Association Conference and Expo. The presentations discussed sustainability in the agriculture industry and Hope-Johnstone discussed the issue from the food industry point of view.

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 10:00am

On the second day of the Agricultural Retailers Association’s 2011 Conference and Expo: Growing a Sustainable Business, What your customers, consumers and the government want from ag retailers, attendees heard from speakers who provided real-world and big picture perspectives about sustainability and how it applies to an ag retailers’ business.

Kicking off the speakers was Ian Hope-Johnstone, director, agriculture sustainability, PepsiCo. He shared the perspective from inside the food industry. He explained PepsiCo’s sustainability lens and how the company is applying it toward farmers and contracted growers. In addition, he said that ag retailers were in a prime position to help farmers reach their sustainability goals.

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