Amid National Access And Affordability Crisis, PepsiCo Expands Community College Program Nationwide To Support 4,000 Black And Hispanic Students

PepsiCo and The PepsiCo Foundation announced the nationwide expansion of the company’s Community College Program to students across nine additional cities. Amid a crisis in higher education that has seen plunging rates of enrollment and degree completion among Black and Hispanic students, PepsiCo’s program promotes access and advancement through a holistic approach that offers not only financial support to help students at the point of college entry but addresses the additional obstacles – retention, completion, and workforce readiness – that disproportionately impact these students’ educational and professional journeys.  This program aims to…

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PepsiCo Announces “Net Water Positive” Commitment

PepsiCo, Inc. have announced its ambition to become “Net Water Positive” by 2030,  aiming to replenish more water than the company uses, which would place it among the most water-efficient food or beverage manufacturers operating in high-risk watersheds. With safe water access a critical component of the holistic water stewardship agenda, The PepsiCo Foundation is also launching a new $1 million program with leading NGO and long-term partner, WaterAid to bring safe water to families in Sub-Saharan Africa – expanding its 15-year, more than $53 million safe water access initiative that reaches over 20 countries and has helped more than 59…

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PepsiCo Launches 2020 DE&I Report

PepsiCo, Inc. has published its 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Report, debuting an evolved global strategy underpinned by “A Space to be You”— a fundamental belief that goes beyond the PepsiCo walls to foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive principles not only throughout the organization, but also across its business partners and communities it serves. The report outlines PepsiCo’s diversity journey, while pointing to its progress and commitments across three distinct pillars: People, Business, and Communities, taking a holistic view at the impact made by the company in the last…

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PepsiCo Launches $50 Million Juntos Crecemos Platform to Support Hispanic-Owned Businesses Across the U.S.

 PepsiCo, Inc. has announced Juntos Crecemos, (Together We Grow), a $50 million platform aimed at strengthening Hispanic-owned businesses, specifically restaurants, bodegas and carnicerías (meat markets), addressing foundational business challenges, and supporting business growth over the next five years. Juntos Crecemos is part of PepsiCo’s Racial Equality Journey Hispanic Initiative, a $172 million set of commitments launched in October of last year. According to a study by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic-owned businesses alone contribute over $800 billion in economic activity and play a central role in their communities.…

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PepsiCo 2020 Sustainability Report Showcases Progress Towards a More Sustainable Food System

PepsiCo, Inc. has published its 2020 Sustainability Report, presenting its continued momentum to create positive change for the planet and people while acknowledging the significant work ahead to address pressing challenges in the food system, such as climate change, fertile topsoil loss, packaging waste and inequality. The report outlines how during a tumultuous year for consumers, employees and partners, PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, advanced its social and sustainability agenda across its supply chain. “We are working to transform the way we create shared value…

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