PepsiCo Mexico Recognized with Best Practices Award for its Commitment to Agricultural Sustainability

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PepsiCo Mexico Recognized with Best Practices Award for its Commitment to Agricultural Sustainability

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In September, PepsiCo Mexico was honored with the Best Practices Award from the Mexican Center of Philanthropy. This award was given due to the success of PepsiCo’s agricultural sustainability program, Educampo. This program donates to the development of low-income farming families in corn producing communities, while guaranteeing high-quality corn for PepsiCo's snacks production in the state of Jalisco.

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On Sept. 27, PepsiCo Mexico received the Best Practices Award from the Mexican Center of Philanthropy, granted for the success of Educampo, the company's agricultural sustainability program. The Educampo initiative contributes to the development of low-income farming families in corn producing communities, while guaranteeing high-quality corn for PepsiCo's snacks production in the state of Jalisco.

The Educampo program directly benefits 214 small producers and their families - a total of 1,200 people across seven municipalities - in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The crops obtained by this program represent 40 percent of the corn supply needed in PepsiCo Mexico’s manufacturing facility in Guadalajara.
A second component of the program is Clean Fields, an initiative for the adequate disposal of agrochemical containers to avoid potential soil contamination.

To continue reading about PepsiCo Mexico’s Best Practices Award, click here.

 
About PepsiCo
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 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.
 
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