PepsiCo Plans to Make All India Plants Water Positive

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PepsiCo Plans to Make All India Plants Water Positive

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PepsiCo has 36 plants in India and is now concentrating on the water balance around these manufacturing facilities. Within the next few months, PepsiCo will initiative water projects in up to five locations around the plants it has identified in Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 1:00pm

New Delhi: Having achieved positive water balance in the country, PepsiCo India has turned its focus on its manufacturing plants spread across the states.

The cola major has targeted to achieve positive water balance around its plants located in water stressed geographies in the country. In the next few months, the company will initiative water projects in four-five locations around the plants it has identified in Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
In a phased manner, similar initiatives are also expected to be taken up around its other plants in India. PepsiCo has 36 plants manufacturing plants across India. Of these, only 13 are company-owned while the remaining 23 are run by franchisees.
For PepsiCo India, the Indian subsidiary of US major PepsiCo, the move to focus on areas in and around its manufacturing facilities is in line with the overall global efforts to strive positive water balance.
In India, PepsiCo has often raised the hackles of the environmental lobby which has accused the company and its larger rival Coca Cola India, of overexploitation of groundwater at a time when in many blocks, the rate of extraction of groundwater is increasing and exceeds the rate of recharge, leading to lowered water tables.
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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


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