PepsiCorps Ghana Provides Final Proposals To Local Communities

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Summary

Geoff Terrill, Director Sales Operations at the Cambridge Plant in the UK, discusses the success of the PepsiCorps team in Ghana in the PepsiCo employee blog, Living The Promise. Reducing the environmental footprint of the community will improve the bottom line of safe water, sanitation and hygiene leaving a legacy for succeeding generations.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: PepsiCo Human Sustainability (Archived Campaign)

CONTENT: Blog

The team has been on the ground for 4 weeks and has just delivered its recommendations to the District Assembly, community Chiefs, elders and thought leaders, Regional Tourism representatives (i.e. provincial) along with many other stakeholders in the future of this beautiful part of Ghana.  It is hard to believe but our time in Ghana is coming to a close.

There have been a number of times during our time here where PepsiCo has been asked for funding for direct investments that would put a bandage on problems today but would deliver no sustainable benefit to Ghana.  We are not in a position to provide this type of benefit to the communities.  PepsiCo was very smart to send us over only with ideas, creativity, energy and passion to make a difference – and importantly to live our values while delivering Performance with Purpose.  Our team has added personal commitments to mandate the delivery of sustainable change from our efforts.
 
Through numerous community, government and private sector meetings, we have been preparing the stakeholders to embrace our proposals and drive them to fruition.  Some of our recommendations have been controversial yet critical to the objectives we were tasked to deliver:  challenging a municipality to embrace their future as a city and forgo their small town mindset;  challenging the government to implement national controls mechanisms and conflict of interest guidelines to better manage vendors, challenging community leaders to lead behavioural change in their communities and become self-sufficient in the provision of infrastructure investments needed to sustain and nourish their communities.
 
 
 
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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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Ghana | Health | PepsiCorps | Pepsico | Sustainability | community | living the promise

CAMPAIGN: PepsiCo Human Sustainability (Archived Campaign)

CONTENT: Blog

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