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PepsiCo bags 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award

PepsiCO has received the Stockholm Industry Water Award for its work to reduce water consumption in their operations and to help solve water challenges on a broad scale.

The World Water Week fountain

The Stockholm Industry Water Award jury recognised PepsiCo’s efforts to increase water efficiency. The global food and beverage company conserved nearly 16 billion litres of water in 2011, from a 2006 baseline, through the application of water saving equipment and technologies, creative recycling and re-use, and by deploying a water management system throughout its manufacturing facilities.

Award Committee Member and Director of Water Projects at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Joppe Cramwinckel, said: “PepsiCo has set and achieved a high standard for its own operations, and has demonstrated that responsible water use makes good business sense.”

The honourary award was presented to PepsiCo at a ceremony on Tuesday August 28, 2012 that took place during the World Water Week in Stockholm.

Ms. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsico said, “PepsiCo is honored to accept this award from the Stockholm Industry Water Award Jury. This prestigious award is validation of our water conservation efforts. Reducing our water usage drives cost reductions and reduces our overall environmental footprint, and so we’re innovating to make the most of every drop of water used.

“These water reduction efforts are part of our overall Performance with Purpose strategy, which includes our promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where the company operates.”

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