Less is More! PepsiCo Saves $80 million by Using Less Water

PepsiCo has reduced its operational water use per unit of production by 26% last year compared to 2006 – exceeding its 20% target, the company has announced last Monday.
The water conservation target has allowed the company to save $80 million in utility bills notably and other expenses between 2011 and 2015.
Also, PepsiCo alongside with Kellogg have been ranked food and beverage industry’s leaders in water efficiency by Lux Research.
The food and beverage giant’s environmental sustainability programme also involves energy, packaging and waste reduction initiatives, and it has saved the company $600 million during the last five years.
As part of the water conservation programme and thanks to its charity – the PepsiCo Foundation, 9 million people have been provided with safe water since 2006.
PepsiCo’s Al Halvorsen, senior director environmental sustainability global operations, said: “As a global food and beverage company, water is the lifeblood of our business and the many communities we serve… Conserving water across our global enterprise can have a huge impact on our communities and our planet. From a business perspective, these efforts help us lower our operating costs. By doing more with less, we are able to increase our agricultural yields, strengthen our water infrastructure and deliver cost savings.”
The success of the company in increasing efficiencies is due to the implementation of new technologies, including monitoring and fixing leaks, recycling and reusing water, and treating wastewater with cost-optimised biological treatments, capacitive deionization and forward osmosis.
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