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PepsiCo to reduce sugar and fat in its products by 2025


PURCHASE, N.Y. -- PepsiCo has set a target for reducing fats and sugar in its products as part of an ambitious plan to transform its product portfolio and reduce its environmental impact.

The company's efforts, which focus on creating a healthier relationship between people and food, include specific 2025 goals to continue transforming PepsiCo's food and beverage product portfolio, contribute to a more sustainable global food system and help make local communities more prosperous.

"To succeed in today's volatile and changing world, corporations must do three things exceedingly well: focus on delivering strong financial performance, do it in a way that is sustainable over time and be responsive to the needs of society," said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. "The first ten years of PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose journey have demonstrated what is possible when a company does well by also doing good. We have created significant shareholder value, while taking important steps to address environmental, health and social priorities all around the world."

PepsiCo says its ambition is to enable better nutrition at scale by continuing to develop a broader portfolio of food and beverage choices and increasing access to great-tasting, nutritious options.   

Informed by the latest dietary guidelines of the World Health Organization and other authorities, the company will continue to refine its food and beverage choices to meet changing consumer needs by reducing added sugars, saturated fat and sodium levels in its product portfolio.

The company has set the following goals for 2025:

  • At least two-thirds of its global beverage portfolio volume will have 100 calories or fewer from added sugars per 12-oz serving.

  • At least three-quarters of its global foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.1 grams of saturated fat per 100 calories.

  • At least three-quarters of its global foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.3 milligrams of sodium per calorie.

As part of its focus on protecting the planet, PepsiCo will work to achieve positive water impact; significantly lower its carbon emissions, with significant efforts to reduce emissions related to agriculture and packaging; promote sustainable sourcing of crops; and reduce waste.

The company aims to improve water efficiency across its agricultural supply chain in high-risk water areas by 2025, achieve zero waste to landfills across direct operations by 2025 and achieve a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, among other environmental initiatives. The food and beverage giant will also invest $100 million to support global initiatives benefiting women and girls.

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