PCPPI bolsters green advocacy on Earth Day

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Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—strengthens its commitment to sustainable business practices in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. 

PCPPI highlights its sharp focus on sustainability despite setbacks caused by the pandemic. The company still has its eyes set on achieving its sustainability targets on water stewardship, resource management and inclusive business. 

“This is our duty to the country and the planet. We continue to seek ways to create positive impact for nature. As a responsible corporate citizen, we try to nurture the environment and the communities where we operate,” said president and chief executive officer Frederick D. Ong. 

Resource Management

PCPPI takes resource management seriously to achieve sustainability in all aspects of operations.

The company declared recycling and reusing more than 100,000 m3 of water used in its operations. To bolster its water stewardship efforts, PCPPI commits to reduce water usage by 25% in 2025. Also in their pipeline is the adoption of more water bodies near their areas of operations.

PCPPI also decreased its virgin plastic resin usage in 2020, with a reduction volume of 76MT. This is equal to 3.8 million single-serve Pepsi polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, bringing the company’s total virgin plastic usage reduction to 939.4MT since 2014. 

PCPPI’s resource management continues with reducing its carton packaging material usage. It saved as much as 2,600 kgs of carton after it transformed to sleeker can designs. 

Carbon Footprint Reduction

The company recently signed a deal to install solar panels in its Batangas, Cebu, and Davao plants. PCPPI is looking at a 30% reduction in its use of grid electricity.  Such move brings the company closer to its goal to reduce energy usage by 20% in 2025. 

In March, PCPPI supported the Earth Hour by switching off non-essential lights in its offices and plants nationwide.  Employees were also encouraged to take part with their families at home. Earth Hour is the world’s largest movement that promotes carbon footprint reduction to stop climate change.

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