PepsiCo, accelerating its efforts to build a stronger and more sustainable food system, plans to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 percent by 2030. In this context, PepsiCo Turkey is scalable as Europe, including fertilizers and low emissions using precision farming technology, to create higher efficiency, including aims to boost sustainable agriculture.
In addition, the company, which will accelerate the transition to renewable energy and adopt low or zero emissions in the entire logistics chain, will focus on sustainability in product design aimed at increasing the recycling rate of the plastic used in packaging and reducing the environmental impact of its brands.
Reduced total emissions by 6 percent
According to the company statement, PepsiCo plans to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent in its direct operations (scope 1 and 2) and its indirect operations (scope 3) by 40 percent (based on 2015) by 2030. This is expected to be the equivalent of a reduction of more than 26 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, or the removal of more than five million cars from traffic for a year.
According to the information provided, PepsiCo will focus on a stronger defense against the impacts of climate change by continuing to include the issue of climate change in its business continuity plans, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions to decarbonize its operations and supply chain.
PepsiCo, which has already reduced its total emissions by 6 percent in Europe since 2015, in line with global targets, will focus on priority areas such as agriculture, packaging, distribution and operations with its new and comprehensive emission reduction plan.
“There is no option but urgent and aggressive action”
“The impacts of climate change are exacerbating and we must accelerate the urgent systemic changes needed to address this problem. Climate action is the foundation of our business as one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, and the planet and its people.” “Our strong climate goal will guide us through this challenging but critical journey. There is no choice but to take immediate and aggressive action.” said.
PepsiCo Europe CEO Silviu Popovici said, “There is no vaccine for climate change. However, our planet is in a crisis. PepsiCo’s new climate target will double our emission reduction efforts. This includes both company-owned businesses and our suppliers and bottlers. Simply put, we should all do more. “
“We switch to using 50 percent recycled PET”
PepsiCo Turkey General Manager Ece Aksel well, they increase the use of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions in direct operations pulled upright. Stating that they reduce the plastic used in the packaging of the products, Aksel said, “As of this year, we are using 50 percent recycled PET in our carbonated beverages. We are increasing the use of renewable energy in our factories every day. Today, in our food factories, we obtain up to 50 percent of our electricity consumption from biogas and solar energy from our organic waste. By 2021, we aim to switch to 100 percent renewable electricity in all our factories. ” said.
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