MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 9, 2011 /CNW/ - PepsiCo Canada today was named by Maclean's magazine as one of the country's top 50 socially responsible companies, according to Jantzi-Sustainalytics, a global leader in sustainability analysis. Companies in Canada were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indicators. The winners are published in today's edition of Maclean's magazine.
"We're very proud of our accomplishments and ongoing commitment to operate as a socially responsible company, and honoured to be recognized among the very best in Canada," said Richard Glover, president of PepsiCo Beverages Canada. "At PepsiCo Canada, we're committed to achieving business and financial success while leaving a positive imprint on society - delivering what we call Performance with Purpose. It's at the heart of every aspect of our business."
Marc Guay, president of Pepsico Foods Canada adds, "We have a relentless focus on product and process innovation and bring a progressive environmental mindset that looks at our full product life cycle. To reduce our footprint we are constantly examining our manufacturing and distribution processes and have implemented intensive recycling, water and waste reduction programs."
PepsiCo Canada and Pepsico globally addresses social and environmental issues through human, environmental and talent sustainability. A few notable highlights of the company's sustainability achievements in Canada include:
PepsiCo Canada has focused its environmental sustainability efforts on water, energy and packaging - areas where it can make the biggest impact - and has extended its outreach to franchised bottlers and its supply chain, including agricultural partners.
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PepsiCo Canada is committed to playing a responsible and supportive role in the health and wellness of Canadians.
About Macleans/Jantzi-Sustainalytics Top 50 Socially Responsible
Companies in Canada
The Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies in Canada were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indicators tracked by Jantzi -Sustainalytics. The companies selected rank at the top of their respective peer groups and have demonstrated strong performance in areas such as environmental initiatives, impact on local communities, treatment of employees and supply chain management. For more information visit http://sustainalytics.com/
PepsiCo Canada and the Pepsi Brand
PepsiCo's businesses in Canada are organized into two business units. PepsiCo Foods Canada includes Frito Lay Canada and the Quaker Foods & Snacks business. PepsiCo Beverages Canada includes the Pepsi, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses. The Pepsi Brand has been bringing fun and refreshment to Canadian consumers for over 75 years. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.ca.
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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 and wholesome 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 www.pepsico.com.