PEPSICO'S INNOVATIVE NET WATER POSITIVE PROJECTSPEPSICO AIMS TO SET A NEW STANDARD IN WATER STEWARDSHIP. THIS WORLD WATER DAY, LEARN ABOUT SOME ...PEPSICO'S INNOVATIVE NET WATER POSITIVE PROJECTS
PEPSICO AIMS TO SET A NEW STANDARD IN WATER STEWARDSHIP. THIS WORLD WATER DAY, LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THE PROJECTS HELPING THE COMPANY REACH THAT GOAL.
Building new facilities to make safe water more accessible in Nigeria. Irrigating crops with the power of gravity. Restoring wetlands in the Colorado River Basin.
These are just a few of the more-than-dozen inventive projects and strategic partnerships PepsiCo has launched since August. They're part of the company’s ambition to become Net Water Positive by 2030 — that is, replenishing more water than it uses.
“We’re taking a look at our full value chain, from top to bottom, and asking, how can we leverage the innovation and creativity that exists within our company to ensure that the water resources PepsiCo uses are better off a decade from now than they are today?" says Jim Andrew, PepsiCo’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
Learn more about those projects and the progress they have helped PepsiCo make:
EXPANDING SAFE WATER ACCESS TO MILLIONS MORE AROUND THE WORLD
The PepsiCo Foundation aims to provide 100 million people with access to safe, clean drinking water by 2030. It reached 8 million additional people in 2021, bringing its total to approximately 68 million since 2006.
The scope of PepsiCo’s impact is expected to grow even larger this year. In Nigeria, the Foundation is granting $1 million to WaterAid to support the construction of water supply and sanitation facilities and the development of programs that promote good hygiene practices. In Latin America, the Foundation is building on a longtime partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank’s AquaFund by granting $500,000 to improve access to hygiene in schools and sanitation in households.
Expanding safe water access to millions more around the world
Children wash their hands at a hand pump installed in Uttar Pradesh, India.
CHANGING THE WAY FARMERS IRRIGATE THEIR CROPS
PepsiCo announced a partnership with N-Drip in March to advance water-saving irrigation technology for farmers. The most common form of irrigation practiced around the world is to flood fields at regular intervals. That process is simple, but it wastes up to 70% of the water used and can lower crop yields. N-Drip offers a low-cost alternative powered only by gravity — a drip irrigation system that applies small amounts of water uniformly, eliminating water runoff and evaporation.
At farms in India, Vietnam and the U.S. where PepsiCo helped growers install the technology, crop yield improved and water consumption decreased by 50% compared to flood irrigation. Expanding use across 25,000 acres by 2025 will contribute to the pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) goals of improving agricultural water use efficiency and spreading regenerative farming practices across 7 million acres.
Changing the way farmers irrigate their crops
The N-Drip irrigation system is powered only by gravity and can decrease water consumption by 50%.