“PepsiCo assumed its role as a leader in the field of sustainability many years ago. The company considered sustainability in all its actions. Recent major investments in Romania have had an important sustainability component. Before making the investment decision, we analyse what will be the impact of that investment on the environment, on the community and on the people,” Emilian Dinica, Transformation Manager, PepsiCo Romania said during Sustainability in Business Forum organized by The Diplomat-Bucharest and Sustainability-Today.
“When we install a new production line, we aim to reduce consumption by at least 15%. At the same time, we consider that the new production line should be able to reduce the number of used packaging.
When we invest in new buildings, we are very careful about the carbon footprint. Recently, we have focused on the construction of buildings with as little carbon footprint as possible. Even from the design phase, we look at automation elements and at a construction that is as efficient as possible from an energy point of view.
Together with our partners, we seek to constantly improve the production processes to reduce the consumption of resources.
In 2021, we launched a transformational agenda from the point of view of sustainability – which is called positive pep – and an important pillar of this agenda is what we call positive agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is one of the most important components of this program. The biggest challenge was to transform the farmer’s thinking in this direction. Regenerative agriculture means thinking about long-term results and perhaps sacrificing short-term benefits, in some cases. Thus, we created some strategic partnerships with farmers in the areas where we operate, in the snacks segment. In Romania we have partnerships with dozens of farmers and cooperatives.”
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