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PepsiCo Chairman on Positive Agriculture strategy: ‘An incredible start to our transformation journey’

“I’m excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of pep+,” says Ramon Laguarta, Chairman and Chief CEO at PepsiCo in a LinkedIn post earlier today. “It’s been an incredible start to our transformation journey,” Laguarta posts.

“We’ve advanced Positive Agriculture through spreading regenerative practices globally, supported a Positive Value Chain with our Net Water Positive strategy, and inspired Positive Choices by accelerating our reduction of added sugars and sodium across our portfolio”.

PepsiCo’s sustainability leaders across the globe share what they learned during the first year of the company’s end-to-end transformation in a news article published on the PepsiCo website earlier today.

PepsiCo Positive (pep+), launched just over one year ago, is the strategic transformation putting sustainability and people at the core of all the company’s actions — from the way it sources ingredients to the way it impacts communities where it operates. 

PepsiCo works with approximately 23,000 small-hold potato farmers across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia (AMESA). Building relationships with them is one of the ways PepsiCo aims to spread regenerative agriculture across 7 million acres — an area roughly equivalent to the company’s entire agricultural footprint — by 2030.

To that end, PepsiCo created a series of model farms that showcase sustainable farming methods, so local growers can adopt the practices in their own fields.

“Not only did it create a tremendous impact on their livelihoods; it also improved AMESA’s agricultural water use efficiency by about 35% last year,” says Manali Desai, the CSO for AMESA. “That’s an achievement I am extremely proud of.”

Source: PepsiCo. Read the full story here

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