Industry News | September 12, 2011

PepsiCo Scores No. 1 Ranking for Sustainability

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PepsiCo Inc. announced its inclusion in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). PepsiCo is ranked as the No. 1 company in the DJSI Food and Beverage Supersector, the only company based in the U.S. to earn a top ranking in the 19 supersectors assessed. PepsiCo was also named the beverage sector leader for the third consecutive year.

PepsiCo has now been named a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index six times and the World Index five times. The DJSI is comprised of companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics, including economic, environmental, and social criteria such as corporate governance, environmental reporting, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, and talent attraction and retention.

"Great companies are built to succeed today, tomorrow and well into the future," says Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chairman and CEO. "Our commitment to balancing excellent operating performance with sustainable business practices is a big reason PepsiCo has become one the world's top performing food and beverage companies." 

PepsiCo has made major strides in its Performance with Purpose journey with the establishment of goals and commitments across the areas of Human, Environmental, and Talent Sustainability. The company’s progress against these commitments is discussed on its website, where there are also in-depth reports measuring PepsiCo’s global performance in areas such as water, sustainable agriculture, and health and wellness.

Launched in 1999, DJSI is the first global investment index tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI World Index identifies companies that exemplify leadership in sustainability among the leading 10 percent of the world's top 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The DJSI North America Index covers the leading 20 percent in terms of sustainability of the 600 biggest North American companies.

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