PepsiCo India Region: Leadership through Performance with Purpose


PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and in a short period, has grown into one of the largest MNC food and beverage businesses in the country. PepsiCo’s growth in India has been guided by “Performance with Purpose”, its fundamental belief that the success of the company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around. The Company believes that continuously improving the products it sells, operating responsibly to protect the planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders.

 

Large investor in India with strong brands:


PepsiCo has been consistently investing in India, in the areas of product innovation, increasing manufacturing capacity, ramping up market infrastructure, strengthening supply chain and expanding company’s agriculture programme. The company has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 62 plants across the country. In two decades, the company has been able to organically grow eight brands, each of which generate Rs. 1000 crores or more in estimated annual retail sales and are household names, trusted across the country. 

 

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Model partnership with over 24,000 farmers: 


PepsiCo India has pioneered and established a model of partnership with farmers and now works with over 24,000 happy farmers across nine states. More than 45 percent of these are small and marginal farmers with a land holding of one acre or less. PepsiCo provides 360-degree support to the farmer through assured buy back of their produce at pre-agreed prices, quality seeds, extension services, disease control packages, bank loans, weather insurance, and the latest technological practices. The association with PepsiCo India has not only raised the incomes of small and marginal farmers, but also their social standing.

 

Global leader in water conservation:


In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, and has been Water Positive since then. In 2015, PepsiCo India saved 12.75 billion litres more that it consumed in its manufacturing operations. The company made this possible through innovative irrigation practices like direct seeding, community water recharging initiatives, and by reducing the consumption of water in its manufacturing facilities. PepsiCo is lauded for its efforts for water conservation and has received numerous awards such as CII National award for water management and Water Digest award for water practices amongst others.

Care for the environment:


PepsiCo India is focused on reducing its carbon footprint. In 2015, PepsiCo’s India’s Food and Beverage manufacturing operations’ dependence on non-renewable energy has reduced by 74% and 62% respectively from a baseline of 2006. This reduction has been on two counts – improved operating efficiency and technology intervention of plants and migration to renewable sources of energy such as bio mass fuels (rice husk boilers) and wind turbines.

Initiatives such as reduction in use of chemicals, eco-friendly packaging initiatives and efficient waste management help reduce load on the environment. PepsiCo in partnership with the NGO Exnora and local municipalities has also been working on a unique waste collection and treatment model programme called ‘Waste-to-Wealth’. The award winning programme has positively impacted more than 500,000 people. Following the successful implementation of the Waste to Wealth model programme, PepsiCo India has handed over four municipalities in Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Nagapattinam, Tenkasi, Cuddalore) and one municipal corporation in Haryana (Panipat), to the respective authority for sustained delivery. 

Exemplary employment practices:


PepsiCo India provides direct and indirect employment to almost 1,70,000 people. The company believes in providing employment and growth opportunities to local talent. Its ‘College of Leadership’, ensures early identification of talent, and employees’ focused development through critical experiences. PepsiCo firmly believes that encouraging diversity means encouraging policies and systems that respect people’s special needs. Not only does PepsiCo have a vibrant and diverse workforce, it takes the utmost care to make dynamic business leaders of its employees and foster their career and personal growth through differentiated experiences and a robust leadership development model. 

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