PepsiCo, Inc.

Purchase, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

PepsiCo, Inc., a leader in the food and beverage industry, is committed to making energy management a successful and integral part of its corporate sustainability efforts. This is the third time PepsiCo has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:

  • Achieving a 36% improvement in energy intensity over the last 11 years and nearly a one percent reduction in energy intensity over the past year. PepsiCo's energy management efforts save the company over $80 million annually and prevented 570,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2009, which is equivalent to the energy consumption of more than 50,000 single-family homes in the United States.
  • Promoting energy management and ENERGY STAR to the company's suppliers, resulting in more than 90 of these companies becoming ENERGY STAR partners. As a result, PepsiCo's suppliers are now encouraging companies within their own energy value chains to manage energy use with ENERGY STAR.
  • Participating actively in EPA's ENERGY STAR Food Processing Focus and assisting in the development of two energy performance indicators for benchmarking the energy performance of plants producing baked cookies and crackers and fruit juices.
  • Developing and implementing energy projects that have a combined projected annual savings of more than $5 million in energy costs.
  • Organizing the PepsiCo Global Environmental Sustainability Summit where more than 400 of PepsiCo operations, contract manufacturing, and franchise bottling associates from 15 countries convened for training and recognition for energy and sustainability achievements.
  • Implementing "RECON," a 3-day training and energy assessment tool, in North American beverages operations to identify opportunities for improvement. Already, $7 million in utility improvements have been identified.