PepsiCo UK and Ireland has published its first sustainable farming report, which outlines the company’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its agricultural processes.
After all, as the parent company of Walkers, Quaker, Tropicana and Copella, PepsiCo is a major buyer of potatoes, oats and fruit. In fact, PepsiCo is the largest purchaser of British potatoes and also one of the UK’s largest buyers of British oats and apples.
In its sustainability farming report, PepsiCo pledges to cut carbon emissions and water usage across the farming of these core crops in the UK by 50 percent over the next five years. (more…)
“I’ve been at Stonyfield for almost twenty years working on sustainability, and it’s very rare that we have an opportunity to really make a giant leap forward towards that new green economy getting off of oil,” Nancy Hirshberg, VP of Natural Resources at Stonyfield said. “So this project for me has been so personally fulfilling. It’s involved everyone from all over our company, from R&D and engineering, and purchasing, and marketing and natural resources to come together to really innovate and to do something that’s new, that really gets us beyond just using less stuff and onto the new materials of the future.”
Development of this plant-based packaging is a major accomplishment. However, the company even went a step further and open sourced everything it has learned. CE-Yo Gary Hirschberg invites others to join Stonyfield on this “amazing journey:”
Kudos to Stonyfield for their continued commitment to sustainability and for helping others reduce their environmental impact, as well.
More information about how Stonyfield traveled from “cornfield to cup” is available here.