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The Magnificent Seven: Food and beverage giants commit to water stewardship challenge

Sustainability advocacy group Ceres has tasked seven global food and beverage companies, including Diageo, General Mills, Kellogg and PepsiCo, to participate in a collaborative challenge aimed at strengthening sourcing and water stewardship action plans.

The new CSR targets continue PepsiCo's decade-long commitment to delivering 'Performance with Purpose', the firm's CSR strategy first launched in 2006

PepsiCo lifts lid on fresh green business goals

Global food and beverage company PepsiCo has unveiled a revamped list of climate commitments, incorporating plans to decouple emissions from business growth, have a positive water impact, and achieve zero waste to landfill.

Since 2010, PepsiCo Recycling has partnered with over 100 colleges and universities to support campus recycling programmes, providing more than $70,000

PepsiCo extends innovation fund to educational institutions

PepsiCo's recycling branch has announced plans to expand its college and university eco-innovations programme through its Zero Impact Fund, where educational institutions can receive up to $10,000 from PepsiCo to support sustainable initiatives.

This year alone, PepsiCo has reduced water usage by approximately 3.2bn litres whilst growing its beverage and snack manufacturing volume

PepsiCo exceeds water stewardship goals with 26% reduction

During World Water Week, PepsiCo has revealed that its water stewardship efforts have led to a 26% reduction in operational water usage since 2006 - exceeding its initial 20% goal.

A patch of forest remains between palm oil plantations in Indonesia. Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Greenpeace

Big brands 'failing' on palm oil policies, Greenpeace claims

PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson are among a raft of consumer goods companies that are "letting their customers down" by failing to break the link between the use of palm oil in everyday products and deforestation, a new Greenpeace report has concluded.

Coca-Cola and Pepsi will both be in Paris next week to host and participate in numerous forums

Coca-Cola and Pepsi unite on the road to Paris

With less than a week to go until COP21, global beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have thrown their weight behind a business-led push for global leaders to secure a robust international climate agreement in Paris.

The IWFC highlights that food waste occurs throughout every phase of the industry's supply chain from harvesting to consumption

Food waste coalition begins push for value chain collaboration

Pepsi, Unilever and WWF are among a collection of businesses and NGOs that have joined a new coalition organisation tasked with inspiring companies to adopt comprehensive food waste programmes.

In 2014, PepsiCo reduced its water intensity by 23% compared to 2006, delivering a cost saving of $17m

PepsiCo's green plan saves $375m

PepsiCo's sustainability initiatives on energy, waste and water have saved the soft drinks giant more than $375m since 2010, according to its latest sustainability report.

General Mills made a commitment to sustainability, in 2013, to source its 10 priority ingredients from sustainable sources

Food giant General Mills announces 10-year plan to slash emissions by 28%

US food producer General Mills has announced that it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across the entirety of its value chain in the next 10 years.

Palm-oil is  used as an ingredient in everything from soap to cookies to frying oil

Fast-food giants clogging up sustainable palm-oil progress

Nearly three-quarters of the world's biggest palm-oil users have improved their commitment to sustainable sourcing in the past year, but fast-food brands are evidently lagging behind.

Unilever topped the list thanks to its top scores on climate and its treatment of workers and farmers

Worlds' most sustainable food and drink companies revealed by Oxfam

Unilever has finished first in Ofxam's 'Battle of the Brands' campaign which takes a look at the agricultural sourcing policies of the top 10 food and beverage companies.

The platform will also look to encourage collaboration by bringing together different organisations facing shared challenges

Forum for the Future launches new collaboration platform

Businesses can now take advantage of a new online tool enabling them to track sustainability trends, share resources and spot opportunities for collaboration.

Pepsi said the SumOfUs allegations were patently false

PepsiCo defends Doritos' palm oil policy

Doritos parent company PepsiCo has fired back at an environmental campaign which attacked the snack brand's 'destruction of rainforests' and 'unsustainable use of palm oil'.

The campaign features posters on UK buses and an online video

Snack attack: Doritos under fire for palm oil provenance

The consumer group SumOfUs has launched an international ad campaign slamming Doritos and parent company PepsiCo for its 'destruction of the rainforest' and 'unsustainable use of palm oil'.

When Coca-Cola began operations in Mehdiganj, the groundwater was categorized as safe, but in 2009, the government changed the designation to critical

Coca-Cola blasted for 'highly unsustainable' water use in India

Government authorities have declared that Coca-Cola is 'over-exploiting' the groundwater around its controversial bottling factory in Mehdiganj, Northern India.

More than 25 leading multinational companies are supporting the Collectively sustainability platform

Global brands unite for digital sustainability platform

Coca-Cola, Google and Nike are among a coalition of some of the world's biggest companies that are sponsoring a global digital platform which aims to drive behaviour change among millennials by making more sustainable living 'the new normal'.

PepsiCo has returned five billion litres of water to India

Pepsi promotes positive water impact, admits recycling challenge

PepsiCo saved 14 billion litres of water across its global operations last year, thanks to a 20% improvement in water-use efficiency, according to the company's latest sustainability report.

PepsiCo plans to create a new Tropicana-branded soft drink cashew apples - usually wasted in the production of cashew nuts

PepsiCo set to launch soft drink made from cashew fruit waste

PepsiCo plans to create a new soft drink using what has traditionally been an agricultural waste product - juice obtained from cashew apples.

The vast majority of Americans say they would recycle beverage containers at a retail location if proper bins were available

PepsiCo targets recycling at petrol pumps to fuel packaging recovery rates

PepsiCo is to expand the number of recycling bins at petrol stations and convenience stores across the US, as part of a five-year plan to drive up packaging recovery rates.

Peter Knight is Chairman of The Context Group

Water & Business: How to avoid the looming 'crisis'

In less than 16 years, the UN says that the demand for fresh water will outstrip supply by 40%. Businesses are acutely aware of the impending risks of managing with less water, but many are confused about exactly what to do, and where it should start. Peter Knight provides some clarity.

Oxfam singled out Kellogg and General Mills as two of the worst on climate change policies

Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'

Cereal and softdrinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate change.

Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon

Walmart joins forces with multinational companies to develop recycling fund

US retail giant Walmart has brought together members of its supply chain with the aim of developing a $100m 'Closed Loop Fund' to improve the US' recycling record.

Global brands back recycling network to combat waste in Chile

Nestlé, Walmart, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Unilever have joined forces to improve waste management in Chile by supporting a new recycling network.

Coca-Cola said it would conduct third-party social, environmental and human rights assessments beginning in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Philippines, Thailand and South Africa. Image source: phloxii

Coca-Cola vows to axe suppliers guilty of land grabbing

Drinks firm announces zero-tolerance policy and encourages other companies to follow UN's responsible governance rules

PepsiCo doubles safe water pledge for developing nations

PepsiCo is scaling up its efforts on global water stewardship as it meets its first commitments in this area two years ahead of target.

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