We mined PepsiCo’s acquisitions, investments, and partnerships to discern the company's strategic priorities.
In 2021, PepsiCo announced its climate goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040 — a decade earlier than agreed upon in The Paris Agreement.
The vast majority (92%) of the company’s emissions are greenhouse gasses released during farming, packaging, manufacturing, and third-party transportation. With over 1B PepsiCo products consumed across the world daily, the CPG giant’s supply chain is a massive opportunity for sustainability improvements.
To tackle emissions, as well as other sustainability issues like recycling, PepsiCo created the PepsiCo Positive (pep+) plan. This plan consists of 3 pillars: agriculture, value chain, and choices (consumer packaging and ingredients). The company also launched its Greenhouse Accelerator program in 2017, which has featured annual themes in alignment with these pillars. In 2022, PepsiCo partnered with social impact investment firm Closed Loop Partners and launched a $35M fund to invest in localized recycling efforts.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered 4 of the top strategic priorities highlighted by PepsiCo’s recent investments and partnerships. We then categorized the companies by their business relationships with PepsiCo across these priorities:
- Sourcing and production
- Waste management