PepsiCo receives EPA energy sustainability award

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 16th March 2010

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last week awarded PepsiCo a 2010 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for its energy efficiency improvements.

PepsiCo’s achievements in energy reduction saved the company $90 million in 2008, and the company has introduced new Sustainable Engineering Guidelines for all new construction and major re-engineering projects worldwide.  PepsioCo have designed a new plant which will run almost entirely on renewable fuels and recycled water, and have installed the largest rooftop solar array at their Arizona facility.

In addition to their own improvements, PepsiCo have made extensive efforts to promote energy management to their suppliers through the Resource Conservation Outreach Program.

“This award honors the commitment of PepsiCo personnel everywhere who drive the improvement in energy efficiency across all of our operations,” said Rob Schasel, Director of Energy & Utilities at PepsiCo. “As a company, we look for simple and innovative ways to drive sustainability through our business — from finding the most efficient way to light our buildings to deploying alternative energy supplies for our operations. We view our ENERGY STAR partnership as an important way to address climate change.”

PepsiCo have announced that they are on track to achieve 20% reductions in water consumption, 20% in electricity consumption, and 25% in fuel consumption, per unit of production, by 2015 (as compared to 2006).

PepsiCo is also an EPA Climate Leaders Partner and, as part of EPA’s Green Power Partnership, is recognized as one of the largest green power purchasers in the United States.