STOCKHOLM, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The global food and beverage company PepsiCo has been named the
recipient of the 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award. PepsiCo has
successfully reduced water consumption in its production, and extended
its commitment beyond the company's own operations to help solve water
challenges on a broad scale.
More information: http://www.siwi.org/SIWA2012
The Stockholm Industry Water Award jury recognised PepsiCo's efforts to
increase water efficiency.
The company conserved nearly 16 billion litres of water in 2011, from a
2006 baseline, through the application of water saving equipment and
technologies, creative recycling and re-use, and by deploying a water
management system throughout its manufacturing facilities.
PepsiCo has set and achieved a high standard for its own operations, and
has demonstrated that responsible water use makes good business sense,
the jury said.
PepsiCo's water commitment has not stopped at the factory walls. By
assisting farmers in growing more water efficient crops, implementing
better agricultural practices and irrigation techniques, and by
supporting watershed management initiatives, PepsiCo has saved water
all along its agricultural supply chain. In 2009, PepsiCo was among the
first large companies in the world to recognise and to formally adopt
the human right to water. The company has established numerous
public-private partnerships and collaborations, which have increased
access to safe water and sanitation services around the globe.
PepsiCo is incredibly proud to win this prestigious award. As a global
food and beverage company, we take a comprehensive approach to water
stewardship throughout our supply chain and operations. We are proud to
work with a variety of exceptional partners that help us reach
aggressive water stewardship goals, said Rich Delaney, Senior Vice
President of Operations for PepsiCo.
PepsiCo will receive the Stockholm Industry Water Award on August 28 at
a ceremony during the World Water Week in Stockholm.
About the Stockholm Industry Water Award
The Stockholm Industry Water Award honours the business sector's
contribution to sustainable water management. It recognises improved
performance in production processes, new products, and management, as
well as innovative approaches in water and wastewater process
technologies which together help to improve the world water situation.
The Award was established in 2000 by the Stockholm International Water
Institute in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of
Engineering Sciences and the World Business Council for Sustainable
Development. Nominations for next year's Award are accepted until
November 1, 2012. http://www.siwi.org/siwa
SOURCE Stockholm International Water Institute
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