Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, has improved the ecological footprint of its manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. Renovations drastically cut down on waste, water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. Strict recycling policies include sending food waste to farms to use as cattle feed. The following article from Care2.com describes the sustainable changes made to create a greener food factory.
CAMPAIGN: PepsiCo Environmental Sustainability
Will the world’s largest potato chip maker turn out to be an eco-pioneer? At the beginning of October junk food giant Frito-Lay (a subsidiary of PepsiCo) unveiled an upgraded food factory that the company claims could set a new sustainability standard for food manufacturers nationwide.
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.