PepsiCo will invest to ensure drinking water in Latin American communities

PepsiCo has intensified cooperation with Nature preservation (TNC) to continue working towards the global goal of recovering 100% of the water the company uses in its operations in high water risk locations by 2025.

In Latin America, efforts to reduce water use They were outstanding. Since 2015, PepsiCo has reduced the water footprint of its food facilities by 28%, exceeding the global goal of 25% water reduction in areas at high risk of shortages.

In this sense, PepsiCo announced that it plans to invest 3 million dollars between 2021 and 2023 to continue the restoration of the seven pools where they are currently working (6 countries) and to expand the project to two new places: Ita, in Brazil, and Mar del Plata. , in Argentina; including a total of nine pools in seven countries, by 2023.

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PepsiCo will guarantee access to water

Increase access to water Drinking water has been a key area in the company’s comprehensive approach to determining its water-related activities since 2006. PepsiCo Foundation announces that the company has provided access to clean water for more than 55 million people worldwide. This milestone marks significant progress towards PepsiCo’s goal of providing access to clean water to 100 million people by 2030.

Membrane gas recovery technology has been installed in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.a guide to its purification and use it again. At the Sabritas Vallejo plant in Mexico, water consumption was reduced by more than 70%, becoming a benchmark for PepsiCo worldwide.

To reiterate its commitment, the company is announcing today a $2.4 million investment over 3 years where the PepsiCo Foundation will implement new programs with Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and with strategic partners that will contribute to the well-being of local communities by ensuring access to water to stop the spread COVID-19 in three countries:

  1. In Brazil: The PepsiCo Foundation, IDB and will launch a microcredit program that will enable families to build water infrastructure in their homes. The program is modeled after a pilot program in India that was successfully implemented.
  2. In Colombia: The PepsiCo Foundation and the IDB will support WaterAid in the construction of facilities and water supply systems in 16 scattered rural communities in La Guajira (the northeastern region of the country) to expand access to drinking water.
  3. In Guatemala: The PepsiCo Foundation is working with Action Against Hunger to rebuild and build infrastructure in rural communities, schools and health centers across the country to directly benefit 3,800 people.

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