As part of its sugar reduction targets, PepsiCo will put a greater focus on zero- and lower-calorie products.
PepsiCo announced plans to put out healthier products. The company and rivals Coca-Cola have come under increasing pressure to make their products more healthy.
As reported by Reuters, PepsiCo will be announcing a range of goals to be implemented by 2025, including a commitment to making sure two-thirds of its drinks range has 100 calories or fewer from added sugar per 12oz serving.
For PepsiCo, the announcement covers not only beverages, but also its varied food brands, which include snacks such as Cheetos and Fritos under the Frito-Lay brands, as well as Quaker Foods.
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"If PepsiCo wants to be a player in the movement to reduce obesity, then there is one simple thing it needs to do: discontinue its opposition to public policies meant to reduce obesity", Michael Siegel, professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University, holds a master's degree in public health and has researched Big Soda sponsorship of health organizations and lobbying efforts, said in an email. Additionally, at least 75% of it's food products will have no more than 1.1 grams of saturated fat, per 100 calories, and no more than 1.3 milligrams of sodium per calorie.
The company said almost 25% of its revenue previous year came from "everyday nutrition" products with positive nutrition like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein and hydration. These savings equate to the same approximate volume of water used in PepsiCo manufacturing operations. It also builds on the company's previous goal of reducing sugar by 25% in select drinks by 2020, The Street reports.
Building on its support for the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights, PepsiCo said it will significantly broaden its focus on respecting human rights across the company's supply chain.
$100 million - The amount PepsiCo will invest, working with the Pepsi Foundation, in initiatives targeting 12.5 million women and girls.
The global mandate also sets out on improving water efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent, both coming at a time when governments, activists and communities across the world are increasingly focusing their attention on the industrial use of water and other resources.