Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) – the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverage products – recently reported a six percent reduction in its 2020 water usage, compared with previous year. The company saved 5,836,587 cubic meters of water which is more than 2,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
In support of 2021 World Water Day, PCPPI pledges to improve its water reduction. The company detailed it recycled and reused more than 100,000 m3 or more than 26 million gallons of water.
“Despite the challenges from the pandemic, we still upheld our water stewardship principles. The company respects water as a fundamental right. Thus, we strictly manage our water consumption and water wastes,” said PCPPI President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick D. Ong.
Internally, PCPPI will replicate its water reuse initiatives implemented in its Muntinlupa plant. The company will mirror the project in its Tanuan, Zamboanga, and Cebu plants this year.
To bolster its water stewardship initiatives, PCPPI is strengthening its host communities’ involvement. This year, the company will partner with more local government units for its adopt-a-river program.
“Our company does not stop at managing our water resource. We also plan to nourish our sources of clean water to further sustain its supply,” added Ong.
Water Stewardship is one of PCPPI’s three Sustainability pillars. It is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), the Philippine Development Plan, and PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose.