PepsiCo's Dan Bena: Connecting the Dots for Sustainability

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PepsiCo's Dan Bena: Connecting the Dots for Sustainability

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This GreenBiz article describes an interview with Dan Bena, Senior Director of Sustainability at PepsiCo, by Chrissy Coughlin on Nature of Business radio. The interview focuses on PepsiCo’s global strategic partnerships, specifically connected with water conservation, access to water, as well as ensuring clean water. Bena also goes into the work of the PepsiCo Foundation and PepsiCo’s sustainability model, Performance with Purpose.

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:30pm

This week's conversation with Dan Bena, Senior Director of Sustainability at PepsiCo was a fabulous one. Dan is a self -- described "connector of the dots for major impact" and it is clear that he is doing just that and much more.

At a company that conducts business in more territories than the United Nations and boasts nearly 300,000 associates worldwide, there is much to do and I am happy to report that PepsiCo is digging in largely in part due to Dan's efforts and optimism. The focus of our conversation was on PepsiCo's global strategic partnerships, particularly pertaining to water conservation, access to water, as well as ensuring clean water -- some of Dan's proudest projects. We also talked about the work of the PepsiCo Foundation, and why PepsiCo's operational model is something they call Performance with Purpose.
It's worth noting that as I write this Dan is in Paris speaking at the U.N. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), whose mission it is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world. Dan is sharing his expertise and gleaning new information that will potentially help PepsiCo better address the global challenges they face as a large corporation. And challenges abound.
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
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